Australasian Golf Museum, Bothwell, Tasmania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andrex228
S 42° 23.002 E 147° 00.488
55G E 500669 N 5307657
The Australasian Golf Museum tells the story of how golf evolved from a crude game played by a handful of villages on Scotland's east coast, to now being a truly international game.
Waymark Code: WM15JW3
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Date Posted: 01/14/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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The museum illustrates why the early settlers in historic Bothwell became Australia's first golfing community, with the nearby Ratho Golf Links recognised as Australia's oldest golf course, and the township having as many as 5 different golf courses.

The evolution of the game is explained through the different eras, as defined by the changing golf ball; from Feathery (1400s to mid 1800s) to Gutta-percha (1850s to 1900) to Haskell (turn of the century to World War II) and the modern balls.

Many of Tasmania's champion golfers are featured, from Australia's first born champions, the Pearce Brothers, to Lucy Arthur, Len Nettlefold, Elvie Whitesides, the Toogoods and the Goggins.
(from the Australian Golf Museum website)
Sporting History

Street Address:
4 Market Place Bothwell Tasmania 7030

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 11.00am to 3.00pm

Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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