The Club is born

From The Recorder, Wednesday August 14th 1912:

A meeting of the Port Pirie Golf Club was held at the Family Hotel on Thursday, when the President Mr. E. Lewis occupied the chair.

Most of the evening was devoted to drawing up the rules for the club and a set were effectually decided upon.

The actions of the President (Mr. E. Lewis) and Secretary (Mr. C. Campbell) in securing the services of the Adelaide professional Mr. Rufus Stewart to visit the town and prepare the links was endorsed by the meeting.

Mr. Stewart arrived yesterday, in addition to doing the necessary work on the links, for which a fee of £15 had been paid, he would give lessons to learners if they required them. The club has made a splendid start, having 38 members on its books already.

The first Club Office Bearers:
PRESIDENT: Mr. E. Lewis
VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. O. Leak
TREASURER: Mr. R. Knox
COMMITTEE: Mr. W. H. Butler, Mr. J. F. Jenkins, Mr. P. J. Walsh, Dr. D. Dawson and Mr. W. H. Campbell.
HON. SECTRETARY: Mr. C. J. H. Campbell.
Subscriptions were fixed at £2.2.0

 

(An extract taken from "History of the Port Pirie Golf Club 1912 - 2012"  - written by John and Sue Penny)