Try golf at Government House

Government House Melbourne

Golf Victoria will be participating in Government House Open Day 2016 on Tuesday 26 January 2016. 

Our Patron, the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria and His Honour Judge Howard, will host an Open Day on Australia Day.  Members of the public are invited to view Government House and Grounds between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm (self-guided tours of the House will conclude at 3.30 pm).

Golf Victoria will be set up with activities for people of all ages. Attendees will be welcomed to have a swing in the Golf Victoria inflatable hitting bay. Track man technology will be in operation in the hitting bay to analyse your club head speed, angle of attack, spin rate and carry distance through laser technology.

It is the perfect opportunity to identify any flaws in your swing and get professional tips to lower your handicap. All keen golfers are encouraged to come down and take advantage of this leading golf technology which is on show at Government House.

For the younger golfers there will be a junior golf activity on offer. Starting New at Golf (SNAG) equipment will be set up for the youngsters to test their skills.

Other community organisations participating in Government House Open Day 2016 include Croquet Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Bowls Victoria, AFL, Royal Flying Doctor Service, CFA, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Life Education, INSIDE the BRICK and the Skin & Cancer Foundation.

Living Legends will once again feature in the Hopetoun Stables.

Please note queues are expected to form for entry into Government House.  Queues will be entertained by a range of roving performers.

There will also be performances throughout the day featuring community groups including the Choir of Hard Knocks, The CHO!R, Voices without Borders, Raw & Rugged Dance Crew, The Song Room and the Australian Army Band: The Rising Suns.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic or to purchase food from a number of vendors including the Country Women’s Association, SecondBite, St Vincent de Paul, Mr Burger, Huxtaburger, Henrietta’s Chicken, Afrofeast, Burn City and Pick a Pita.  Icecream and coffee vendors will also be on site throughout the day.    

There will be no vehicle access to Government House throughout day.  Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to access the precinct.

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