Alberts, Eric pro WAGC, Cottesloe, late 1920s-30s, won WA PGA 1939 Alexander, H c pro (1st) Heidelberg GC late 1920s-30s Alman, B pro Mackay GC1940 Anderson, David b St Andrews Scotland, d 1939, pro RPGC 1928-39 Anderson, E won Qld PGA 1937,38 Ashby, Ted pro Toowoomba GC 1937 Ashley, J W pro in NSW 1937 Auld, Bruce b Adelaide 1912, pro Mt Adelaide late 1930s to 60s Baguley, J pro Nambour GC 1936 Baldwin, Walter c pro Riversdale 1924-29 Banks, Rowley c pro Kew GC 1899-1902, Yarra Yarra (Rosanna) 1919-28, also Mordialloc with S Bennett 1919+, foundation memb. Aust PGA 1911 Banks, R S (Dick) c pro Albert Park GC -1922-23+ Barr, R pro in NSW 1937 Beazley, Jack asst pro Metropolitan 1939 Bedford, Keith b Sydney 1917, pro Waratah GC (Newcastle) Bennett, Sid c pro Mordialloc GC (1st) 1914-20, Commonwealth GC (1st) 1920-24, Victoria GC Billings, Vivian Sydney b Lillydale Vic 1916, pro Greenacres GC Bishop, Joe pro North Adelaide GC -1914-32 Bissett, E D pro RFGC won 1928 SA Open later returned to England Blair, Andy pro Altona Public G Course 1938 Bolger, Edward Charles b 1908, pro Carnarvon GC NSW mid 1930s for 35 years (Ted) Bolger, Frederick F pro in NSW 1937, store pro Nock & Kirby Ltd Bolger, William Joseph b Mortlake NSW 1910, d 1977, 1st pro Oatlands GC (Billy) 1931-34, also Concord?, assistant to Arthur East, Tom Howard at Concord 1922-, store pro Mick Simmons Sports Store Sydney from 1935, won 1930,39 NSW PGA, 1934 Aust. Open Boorer, Horace (Horrie, c b Cuckfield England 1905, pro Woodlands 1927-45 Harry) Boorer, Len 1st pro Kingswood GC 1938 Booth, Charles Thomas b Sydney 1909, pro Moore Park 1927-41, New Brighton 1947- Broderick, P T pro City Golf Links, Flemington Vic 1931, Royal Park 1938 Brown, Charlie c pro Goodna GC Qld 1930s, won Qld PGA 1929-30-31-32, Qld Open 1932 Bruce, Eric b 1917, pro Albury GC 1936-77 Brydon, Alf pro Ingham GC 1930s, apprenticed to W Ellis, Townsville GC late 1920s Burke, T pro in NSW 1937 Byrne, Cecil c pro/designer/investor Warringah GC 1934-39 Campbell, Charles b Bondi 1890, d 1982(75?), pro Leura -1922-26-, Waverley Brisbane GC, NSWGC 1928-, won Aust Open 1922, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Campbell, Colin b Richmond Vic 1907, pro Rye GC to 1960+ Campbell, W pro in NSW 1937 Carr, Dick c b 1910, pro Sandgate (Qld) 1926-, store pro at Anthony Horderns 1930-37, DJs 1937-39, pro Manly 1940-76, won Qld PGA 1927 Cassidy, Tom pro in WA Cates, E A (Ted) c pro Ballarat ~1923, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Cation, Alex B pro Yass 1941, later Dubbo Chaplin, Ernest Walter b Sydney 1913, pro Strathfield, Leura Chaplin, Leslie William b Sydney 1914, Asst Pro Australian for 19 yrs, (Les) Avondale, Pymble 1948- Chitty, A E (Alf) c d WWII, pro Manly 1921-40 Clark, Carnegie c b Carnoustie Scotland 1881, d 1959, arr Aust 1902, worked for Holdsworth Macpherson Co. stores, pro RSGC 1904-30, Avondale 1931-36 Clark, Hastings pro Bowral GC for nearly 50 years (son of Carnegie Clark) Clark, Keith Angus b Sydney 1913, pro Goulburn, Ballarat, Avondale, pro/coach at Hartley Sports Store Melb 1938 (son of Carnegie Clark) Clark, Jack d 1916 (WWI) pro Concord 1911-15, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Clark, Reg Clark, Walter Jones c b Carnoustie Scotland 1895, d 1959, arr Aust 1912, pro Killara (2nd) 1922-51 Clifford, W J (Bill) pro Metropolitan -1934 Peninsula GC late 1930s Clifford, Jack c Cohen, Joseph Hilton c b Sydney 1914, d 1935, dept store pro, asst to A (Joe) Keane, T Popplewell at Mosman GC, Aust.v US Lakes Cup rep 1935 Connors, Charlie M pro Leviathan Store Melb 1931, won Vic PGA 1937,38 Corry, Leo pro Cairns GC 1935 Corry, Will c store pro at Mick Simmonds Sports Store Sydney 1925-35, pro St Michael's GC 1938, won 1925 NSW PGA Crean, G pro Hamilton GC Cremin, Eric James b Mascot NSW 1914, d 1973, pro Roseville late 1930s to 1960+, won Aust & NSW PGA 1937,38 Cullen, Daniel John b Bunbury WA 1915, asst pro WAGC, Cottesloe GC (Dan) 1930-33, pro Nedlands WA, Roseville NSW prior to WWII, St Michaels after WWII for over 20 yrs Dakers, David pro RFGC ~1912 Daniels, Tom c pro Killara ~1915-22, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Denehey, Denis Noel b Hobart 1920 asst pro Kingston Beach, pro Mowbray Denholm, Alexander c b Berwick Scotland, went to Canada, worked in (Alec) Australia after WWI with McMillan Deery Co Ltd, pro (1st) Townsville GC 1924-25, pro (1st) Indooroopilly GC June 1926-28 , RQGC 1928-48, protegé of Ben Sayers Denholm, Duncan 1st pro Balgowlah GC 1925, pro Mosman mid-late 1930s Denton, Max pro in NSW 1930s, pro? Grafton GC Donald, J pro Manly 1908-11 Downes, Arthur c 1st pro Roseville 1923-42 Downs, J pro Nudgee GC 1940 Duffy, Eric asst pro to A Spence at Yarra Yarra 1934 Eames, W J c pro Eastern GC Doncaster 1931 East, Arthur W c b Sydney 1891, d Sydney 1973, asst pro Australian 1907-15, Concord 1915-22, USA 1922-30, The Lakes GC 1930-46 East, J Victor c b Elie Scotland 1886, d USA 1976, pro RSGC 1901-04, on loan to Australian 1901, pro Australian 1905-16 (with G Martin to 1909, with AW East 1907-15, with F Popplewell 1909-16), Sandringham 1915 (w LeFevre), RMGC 1916-22, to USA in1922 (NB published history of Australian GC is confused in the period 1909-15), foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Edgar, M pro Riversdale 1916 Ellis, Walter pro Kingston Beach GC 1926, Townsville GC March 1926-29 previously at Ventnor GC and Colombo GC (12 years) Enderby, Clem pro/coach Hartley Sports Store Melb 1936 English, W pro Rosanna GC 1937 Eyre, Francis Patrick c b Sydney 1899, 1st pro Long Reef GC 1922-63 Ferguson, Bert b Melbourne 1911, pro Royal Park 1930s to 50s+, asst to E LeFevre Myer Golf School 1934, won Vic PGA 1933 Ferguson, D pro Croydon GC (Vic) 1938 Findlay, A E (Alf) c pro Victoria GC 1906-34 (visiting pro, Geelong GC 1909-13) Findlay, Fred c pro Metropolitan 1910-34 Fowler, William Joseph c b Ballarat Vic 1901, pro Nth Ballarat GC 1930-, Huntingdale Fullarton, Jim 1st pro Bondi GC Gaffney, C pro in NSW 1937 Gammell, Arthur c pro Maryborough GC pre 1929, pro Townsville GC 1929-30, pro (1st) Virginia GC (Brisbane) 1930- Gemmel, Alex c Gazzard, Arthur E pro Victoria park GC, won Qld PGA 1933,35 George, CGK pro Mossvale Grace, James (Jimmie) c pro Peninsula CGC 1927-34 Gray, Charlie E c b Sydney 1905 assistant to D Soutar Manly GC, J Kirkwood in US, pro Balgowlah GC 1928, store pro at Lowes Ltd Halliday, A c pro Rockhampton GC ~1920- Harris, R r/u Aust PGA 1936 Harper, L H pro in Vic 1904, pro Victoria GC Harvey, Willie pro in SA 1930, won SA PGA 1938,40 Heath, Joe pro Peninsula Qld (later Redcliffe) GC 1938- Heard, Tom c b Scotland, d Sydney 1939, pro Waratah GC Newcastle 1919-22+, 1st pro Kogarah GC 1932-39 Hingston, (?) pro Kew GC (1st) 1897-98, trained by R Taylor Horne, L pro Sunshine GC 1938 Hornsby, Arthur J c pro Peninsula CGC 1932 Horsburgh, (?) pro RPGC 1909-12 Holder, William Charles b Sydney 1916, pro Lakes late 1930s to 50s, asst pro mid 1930s Holland, Lew c (Aust?) Howard, George pro Pennant Hills (1st) 1924-WW2+ Howard, Thomas Ewington c b Sydney 1888, d 1967, pro Concord 1922-35, RFGC 1935-58 Howard, Albert Cecil b 1913, store pro at Marcus Clark Ltd, pro in NSW (Al) 1937, pro Woollahra 1946-48, Cromer 1948-51, later Monash, Rosnay (son of Tom Howard) Hunter, James b Scotland, pro Hobart GC 1901-2, RMGC 1902-03 Hunter, Willie b Perth Scotland 1878 (reported, but definitely earlier), arrived Aust 1898 pro Australian 1899-1901 then moved to USA, and England after1905 Hutchinson, (?) asked to submit plans for Australian GC Kensington, 1903 Irving, John A (Jack) c b Eastbourne England 1876, d 1960, pro in England (Downs GC Eastbourne) before coming to Aust, pro Cammeray 1922, 1st pro Canberra GC 1926-33, pro Orange GC 1933-35+, PGA life member 1940 Isles, W c pro Kew GC 1902-05, Northern GC ~1923 James, Vic pro Bonnie Doon in 1926 Johnson, J C Johnstone, N pro Pennant Hills mid-late 1930s Jones, Harry pro Rosanna GC 1931 Jones, Ken b 1906, pro Townsville GC 1936-48, RQGC 1948-, later Virginia GC (Brisbane) and Pacific GC (Brisbane) Jordan, George c pro Northern GC Glenroy Vic Jupp, Reg A c b Melbourne 1896, pro Metropolitan 1922-41 Kane, Charles (Chas) Katterns, DW pro Keperra GC 1939 Kay, C G pro Mossvale 1930s Keane, Arthur Joseph c b 1907 Sydney, d 1990, asst pro/pro Cammeray GC (Arch) 1921-29+ and at Crows Nest sports store later, also at Mosman GC 1930s, manager of Sarazen during 1936 visit Keating, Barny pro 1931 Kelly, Michael Louis b 1913 Wellington NSW, asst pro Canberra GC 1927-32, (Lou) NSWGC 1933?, pro Goulburn GC 1932-, store pro at the NSW Sports Store, pro St Michael's, Bexley, to 50s, won Aust Open 1933 Kelly, WJ pro Kew GC 1925-27 Kirkwood, Joe H c b Sydney 1897, d USA 1970, pro Riversdale GC 1916-21, apprenticed to D Soutar, Manly 1911-15 Lawson, Alf pro Oatlands GC 1934-65 LeFevre, Arthur c b Rye England 1887, d 1957, pro RMGC 1919-48 (1922- on own) LeFevre, Ernest W c pro Elsternwick GC ~1921 Albert Park GC "many years" & pro at Myer Emporium Levy, G pro New Amstel Park GC 1938 Linquist, Jim c pro Albert Park GC 1938, pro in 1931 Lowe, George c pro Barwon Heads GC (1st) 1912-24, Geelong GC 1913-14 and 1919 (enlisted WWI), also Linksland Warrnambool? Maiden, Allan Fawns c b Carnoustie Scotland 1887, d 1980, arr Aust 1910 pro Riversdale (1st) 1910-16, Victoria GC 1919-39 (with Alf Findlay to 1934), Long Is. GC ~1946-, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Martin A L pro Australian 1901-2 Martin, Edgar pro RMGC 1899-1900, Riversdale 1916 (few months) Martin, Gilies L pro Australian 1902-09 (with J V East from 1905), apprentice to Willie Hunter at Australian prior to 1902 Mason, W (Billy) pro Cammeray 1926, taught at Moore Park Maunder, Percy W b England, d 1968? pro RPGC 1912-28 McArthur, A S pro to NSW North Coast Golf Assoc 1924, pro in Qld 1937 McDonald, D pro Avondale mid-late 1930s McDonough, Eric pro Heidelberg GC McDowall, F c McGlashan, WH pro Healsville Golf House 1938 McInnes, Jim pro Tweed Heads-Coolangatta 1938 McLachlan, J pro NSWGC mid-late 1930s, won SA Open 1935 McLaren, Alexander c b Scotland, pro RMGC 1903-07, then to USA McLaren, Jack b Scotland, pro RMGC 1907-09 ("did not make clubs") (brother of A McLaren) McKay, Hector pro Wollongong GC for 60 years MacKenzie, Stuart pro (1st) Australian 1895-6 MacKenzie, William b Nigg Scotland 1900, d 1976, arr Aust 1923, 1st pro Goulburn 1923-6, Avondale 1927-30, Australian 1930-64 McMahon, Fergus W b Auld Reekie Scotland, pro (Adelaide) 1929- McManus, L R (Les) pro Royal Hobart 1937 McNab, Robert c McWilliam, Frederick W b Sydney 1921, won NSW PGA 1940 asst pro Goulburn (Billy) pro Beverley Park NSW 1947- Merrilees, J employed as pro Goulburn GC 1910 briefly Merrilees, Peter G c Sydney pro ca 1910 Milliver, R b England, arr Aust 1897 pro Australian 1897-8 Mills, George pro Cessnock GC pre 1930, Townsville GC 1931-36, Tamworth GC 1936- (made clubs) Moir, O J c More, W D d 1902, pro RMGC 1900-01 Moss, E J b England, pro in NSW 1912, Auckland GC 1920-27+, trained with D Soutar Mullard, Harry c 1st pro Bankstown GC 1930-48, (also greenkeeper, construction supervisor) Murphy, Scott pro Gympie GC 1935 Murray, H c club maker, Melbourne Naismith, Clifford John b Melbourne 1913, d 1967, pro Waverley GC for 25 years Naismith, Edmund F c b Melbourne 1911, pro RMGC for 7 years, Yarra Yarra (Ted) 1928, Heidelberg, Amstel, Long Island GC, London Stores 1938, Aust.v US Lakes Cup rep 1936, won Aust PGA 1939 apprenticed at RMGC Naismith, George b Melbourne 1909, d 1983, pro Riversdale 1929-63, William won Aust Open 1937 Newlands, Lindsay pro/coach Hartley Sports Store Melb 1936 O'Brien, Frank T c pro Strathfield 1904?, Killara (1st) 1909-22 (enlisted WWI), pro Waratah GC Newcastle 1920, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Pass, A pro Kew GC 1925 Patterson, J M T (Jack) c b Scotland, arr Aust 1908 pro Riversdale 1908-10, RMGC 1909-16, in USA >1920, apprenticed to R Simpson, Carnoustie Petterson, Jim asst pro Bonnie Doon, Australian, pro RCGC 1933-51+ (served in WWII), taught at Federal GC 1938+ Pickworth, Henry Alfred b Sydney 1918 pro RMGC 1940 (Ossie) Popplewell, Fred T c b Sydney 1887, d 1966, pro (1st) Newcastle 1907-09, Australian 1909-30 (assistant 1909-12), RSGC 1930-51, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Popplewell, Tom c pro Cammeray -1921+, also at Mosman GC 1930s and Pymble GC Power, Harold pro Geelong GC 1919-26, East Geelong GC 1926-65 Quarton, J R pro at Brisbane store 1932 Richardson, V S (Sam) pro Moore Park 1934?, store pro at Oldfields Sports Store, won Aust PGA 1933,35 Rigby, Charles pro Metropolitan 1901-10, Elsternwick GC 1920-25 Robertson, Albert b Australia 1896, pro Geelong GC 1914-19, later Royal Singapore, assistant to A Maiden at Riversdale 1910 Robertson, J (Jock) c pro Kew GC 1923-25, won 1930 Aust PGA Robertson, W S pro in SA 1937 Robinson, C pro Pymble GC ~1928 Russell, Bud b Gullane Scotland, arr Aust 1929, pro Barwon Heads GC 1930-73+ Sadler, Hilton pro Cromer GC~1929-, apprenticed to Alf Chitty, Manly Scobie, Frank pro Bathurst GC 1936 Scott, James b Elie Scotland 1872, d Sydney 1901, arr Aust 1896 pro RSGC 1896-1901, taught by Willie Hunter Scott, James Herd c b Carnoustie Scotland 1879, d 1959, arr Aust 1903 pro Leura 1903-06, (Blue Mtns GC 1904?), RAGC 1906-24, managed Clark Bros & Scott Sydney 1925-29, 1st pro Elanora GC 1929-58 Sinclair, Henry Roland b 1902 Sydney, d 1988, amateur to 1926, pro (Harry) Newcastle GC , Grafton GC, Maryborough GC (Qld) Sloan, H pro Mackay GC 1936 Smith, E J (Ted) c pro Launceston GC ~1923, Geelong GC 1926. won 1925, 26 Vic PGA Smith, Martin c b Vic. 1914, pro Geelong 4yrs in1930s, Northern GC 10 yrs late 1930s, won Vic PGA 1939 Smith, Ron pro Kogarah 1939- Smith, Roy d 1962, 1st pro Blackheath GC 1926-62 Smith, W (Willy or c pro Golf House Mt Macedon 1931, Kew GC 1932-72 Billy) Snow, C won WA PGA 1936,37 Soutar, Daniel Gordon c b Carmyllie Scotland 1882, d Sydney1937, arr Aust 1903 pro RSGC 1905-11 (w. Carnegie Clark), Manly 1911-21, Moore Park 1921-31, store pro at Palmers Ltd, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Southcombe, Tom pro Indooroopilly 1936 Spence, Arthur S c b Sydney 1901, asst pro Australian to F Popplewell, pro RQGC to 1929, pro Yarra Yarra (E Bentleigh) 1929-66 Spence, John Donald c b Sydney 1906, asst Pro to F Popplewell Australian (Don) GC 1920-28, pro Leura -1934-49, Concord 1950-, won 1928 NSW PGA (brother of Arthur Spence) Spence, R c pro RQGC Spicer, W L (Wal) c b Scotland, pro Sorrento, Royal Park ~1923, Barwon Heads 1924-30, Peninsula CGC (1st) 1926 (plus earlier at Tower House GC ~1924?), own shop Melb 1931, Patterson River 1931 Geelong GC 1939-50 Stafford, Mick applied to Mordialloc GC 1920, pro Brisbane GC 1932 Stewart, Rufus c b Scotland, pro Glenelg, Kooyonga GC (1st) 1924-48 Taylor, Richard c b Hoylake England 1871, pro Melbourne GC 1891-99, Surrey Hills GC 1901-03, first golf pro in Australia Thomas, Charles Booth b Sydney 1909, pro Moore Park 1927-41? Thomson, Don pro Geelong GC 1926-31, Sandringham Public GCourse 1932, pro/coach London Stores Melb 1934, won Vic PGA 1930 Thomson, A pro in NSW 1937 Thomson, Hugh pro Kew GC 1927-32, Sandringham 1932- Thomson, W pro in NSW 1937 (=Willie M?) Thomson, Willie M b Scotland, pro Brisbane GC ~1905, foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Tombs, Len 1st pro Cumberland GC NSW 1937-67+ Toogood, Alfred Henry b Minchinhampton England 1895, pro in UK then Port (Alf) Pirie GC, Grange GC SA -1929-35, Kingston Beach Tas 1936 to retirement, won SA Open 1931, Tas Open 1938, 50 von Nida, Norman Guy b Sydney 1914, pro Nudgee GC Qld 1932,store pro at DJs 1930's, pro Steelworks GC Newcastle 1940-42 Walker, Don c pro Heidelberg GC late 1930s Walker, V O (Ossie) c Qld PGA winner 1934, 36, 39 Want, Reginald Henry b Brisbane 1916, pro Wynnum 1937, Monash, Tweed Heads Wells, CC pro Ranfurlie GC 1938 West, A W foundation member Aust PGA 1911 Whillans, David Collier b Radnor Park Scotland 1897, pro Healsville 1927-32, Cheltenham 1932-38, Woodlands 1938-42 Wilson, Alex 1st pro Ryde Paramatta GC, for 38 yrs (pre 1941?) Wood, Ernest c pro Kingston Heath (1st) 1925-60 Young, A F c Young, Dave pro Sandgate GC Pt Melb 1931, Highland Park 1938 Young, Hugh pro Flinders GC -1920, Mordialloc GC/Woodlands 1920-27 Young, John (Jack or c b St Andrews Scotland 1885, pro Geelong GC 1911-12, Jock) Yarra Yarra 1917-19 (greenkeeper 1912-17), RQGC 1919-21, Riversdale 1921-24 (greenkeeper 1919), Commonwealth 1924-62 Youths, GC pro Northern GC (Vic)
Many published club and regional golf histories have been consulted during the compilation of this list. The compiler wishes to acknowledge help from the following individuals: Leon Rowbell, Harold Crosling, Arnold Bull (Royal Canberra), Bill Hughes (Waratah GC), Colin deGroot (APGA), Tom Moore (Auburn GC).
The item "c" in the middle column indicates golf clubs known with this professional's name on them.
This list includes the best information avialable to me.
If you are aware of any errors or omissions, I would value your comments.
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