NAGC 80th Anniversary
I gave some thought to the anniversary celebrations we were talking about last Saturday. The following ideas would help to make the day and could be put into effect without too much trouble.
The NAGC was opened by the wife of the Deputy Governor Lady Way on 8th July 1905 (in 1985 that will be a Monday). Lady Way drove the first ball and was presented with the 'driver' with a suitable inscription attached. This driver is said to be in the possession of the Adelaide City Council.
Perhaps the Lady Mayoress or Lady Mayor could do the same on our special day using the same club? (This would be a good gimmick for the news media, especially television).
The venue for any dinner or function to launch the history book would have to be held at the Country Club pining room at the Links. This is part of the history and has developed along with the Links over the years. If we have it anywhere else we are in effect saying that we do not have the facilities of other clubs.
Invite past members - a 'Back To North Adelaide'.
Bestow some Life Memberships on this historic day.
Decorate the Venue with Club Colours, balloons and signs which could be arranged by the Associates.
Associates to make an 80th Anniversary Cake with candles. Some of their oldest members to light the candles and cut the cake.
A special golf competition on the Saturday or Foursomes on the Sunday followed by a barbecue.
Souvenir glasses and/or copies of the book presented to stalwarts of the Club and presented by the Club Captain.
M e d i a R e l e a s e
OPEN RELEASE DATE: - 22 March 1984
TO: All Media FROM: North Adelaide Golf Club
Book Launch an 80th Anniversary highlight
An exciting 'Week-end of Celebrations' has been organised to highlight the Eightieth Anniversary of the North Adelaide Golf Club on Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July 1985 at the City of Adelaide Golf Links, Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide.
The widely varied program of events ranges from a book launch to a special week-end of golf aimed at appealing to past players, guests, members and associates. An imaginative list of golfing novelty events has also been devised.
Launching of the NAGC history book 'Eighty Golfing Years' is a special event on Sunday 7th July at 5 p.m. followed by a light supper in rooms at the Adelaide Country Club.
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Adelaide has been invited to officially launch the book and continue the traditional involvement over the past eighty years of Adelaide's Civic Dignitaries in the development of the North Adelaide Golf Club.
The program in detail is:
Saturday 6th July
Between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and again between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. special guests including former Lord Mayors, former State Golf Champions, Golf professionals, past players and club members will hit off in a golf competition.
Sunday 7th July
Between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, special guests in period costume including representatives of the Ladies' Golf Union, City of Adelaide Councillors and Officers, and Club members will hit off in a Mixed Foursomes Competition.
- 5 p.m.: Book Launching
The NAGC history book 'Eighty Golfing Years' will be launched by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, (or by a special guest), followed by a light supper in rooms at the Adelaide Country Club.
The NAGC history book 'Eighty Golfing Years' at the recommended retail price of $14.25 is now available from the Hon. Secretary NAGC Merv Chesson 8 Charron Road, Croydon Park, 5008. The book is also available from leading book shops including, Angus and Robertson Bookshops; Standard Book .City Books; Adelaide University Union Book Shop Pty. Ltd.; and Liberty Book Shop, also at the leading Department Stores of David Jones, and Myer (S.A.) Stores Ltd.