The Yarra Yarra Golf Club Foundation

The Yarra Yarra Golf Club Foundation was established in 1995 by a Settlement from Dr. John W Meagher, former Club President. The founding Trustees, Margaret M Appleton, Richard G Martin, John M Brice, Ian S Leith and John I Taylor, were all Past Club Presidents and Club Captains. The sole beneficiary of the Foundation is The Yarra Yarra Golf Club Limited.

The purpose of setting up the Foundation was to create a Capital Fund. The income from the Fund is to be applied to fund projects ancillary to Club operations, as determined by the Trustees in consultation with the Club General Committee.

Members can donate directly to the Capital Fund of the Foundation. The Foundation is also eligible to receive Tax Deductible Donations from Members via the Australian Sports Foundation for specific Registered Projects.

Two Projects are currently registered under the program –
• YYGC Course and Clubhouse development
• YYGC Junior Golf Development.
Donations received for these Projects can be fully distributed. The Trustee of the Foundation is The Yarra Yarra Foundation Pty Ltd.

Should any Member require further information or wish to discuss any other aspects of the Foundation, please contact one of the Foundation Directors –
Greg Vawdrey (Chair):  Email  vawdrey3@bigpond.com   Phone 039584 9359
Peter Swan: Email peteswan@tpg.com.au                             Mobile 0411 116 221
Barry Miller:  Email  barry.miller@outlook.com.au                Mobile 0417 150 429
Jan Boyd:   Email jan@janboyd.net                                          Mobile 0408 125 025

  • Membership and Donations

    Membership of the Yarra Yarra Golf Club Foundation is activated by donations of $1,000 or more to the Foundation. Currently there are over 80 Foundation members.

    Donations (including bequests) can be given directly to the Foundation or through the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) projects. Donations through the ASF are tax deductible.

    Donation forms:

  • Projects

    The Yarra Yarra Golf Club Foundation is active in raising funds for special projects nominated by the General Committee for the improvement of member facilities and the preservation of the Club’s heritage.

    Completed Projects:

    • Centenary driveway project
    • Foundation rock cairn
    • Clubhouse paintings in Alex Russell Lounge
    • Robert Wade paintings and sketches in Eaglemont Bar dining area
    • Upgrade of the display cabinets on ground floor gallery
    • Restoration of the War Memorial located beside the 14th tee
    • Framing and preservation of the Club’s historical photographs, course plans and memorabilia
    • Fitness Centre
    • Putting Studio