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27 September 2011
22/2011
Commemorative Issue

Golf

Australia
In many countries golf is regarded as an elite sport, particularly as golf courses require expanses of land, often in urban areas. In Australia plentiful space and our sporting culture has ensured a strong following of the sport.

Both the Australian Golf Club in Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Golf Club can lay claim to being the oldest golf club in the country. While the Australian was founded in 1882, it did not operate between 1888 and 1895. Royal Melbourne, although founded later on in 1891, has been in continuous operation, making it the longest functioning club.

Despite their longevity, neither club can claim to be the oldest golf course in Australia. The Bothwell course in Tasmania was established in 1839, and may well have been the first golf course in the Southern Hemisphere. The first game was played there by Scotsman Alexander Reid, who brought with him from Scotland clubs and the standard golf balls of the day called

Golf Glove  

Golf Glove

Presidents Cup  

Presidents Cup

Golf Shoes  

Golf Shoes

Club  

Club

Clubs  

Clubs

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Golf

Technical Information

Issue date: 27 September 2011
FDI withdrawal date: 25 October 2011
Denomination: 3 x 60c, 1 x $1.65, $2.35
Stamp and product design: Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown
Paper: Tullis Russell (B100 + B90 s/a)
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout: Two panes of 25
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