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Vale - John Scrivener

John Scrivener
Much loved and respected golf administrator John Scrivener.

The President, Board and Staff of Golf Australia express their deepest sympathy at the passing of much loved and respected former Victorian Golf Association (VGA) Council Member, Mr. John Scrivener, aged 86 years.

A member of the Eastern Golf Club for 47 years including serving as a former Club President and a member at Commonwealth Golf Club since 1982, John was elected to the VGA Council in 1989 and served for 20 years. He made an outstanding contribution to Victorian Golf over that time particularly in the Association’s Match program; senior golf events; junior golf events and development activities; Victorian Open; finance; rules of golf; handicapping and course rating including the role of Rules Chairman from 2005 to 2009.

John was a much recognized, respected and appreciated figure at VGA events and through the conduct of countless rules education seminars and course ratings in all parts of the State.

He was also a member of the VGA’s Selection Committee from 1998 – 2000 which included the management of Victorian Colts and Junior Teams. He retired from the VGA Council at the 2009 Annual Meeting but continued to be active in Victorian golf as a USGA accredited course rater and a State Referee at both Australian and Victorian events.

Golf Australia’s sincere condolences are extended to the Scrivener family at this time. John was a thorough gentleman with a passion for golf, a friend to all and will be sadly missed.

A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Le Pine Chapel, 1603 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh on Wednesday 29 May commencing at 10am.


Posted by Diane Greenhill at
26/05/2019 09:26 PM
John gave over 50 years service to the world of golf. He performed his volunteering duties with much care and commonsense - we will all miss his friendly face at our events.
Posted by Sandra Kennedy at
23/05/2019 07:28 PM
My Darling Uncle. Encouraged me to play golf. Now a member at RACV Torquay. RIP Darl No more pain xx
Posted by Peter Molloy at
23/05/2019 06:44 PM
Sad to hearJohn Scrivene past away, he was a great man and will be sadly missed.
Posted by alan bullas at
23/05/2019 01:27 PM
very sad news a real friend to me always something nice to say................bullant

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