It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Peter Mitchell.  Peter, who began playing golf in the late 1950’s, was one of the many Mitchells (dad Algie, mum Phyllis, brothers  John, Stephen & Max and Aunt Margaretl) who graced our club and course.   Peter was a player of great talent who possessed a wonderful temperament, he will also be remembered for his competitive nature, especially when the game was close.  

Peter was men’s club captain in 1959 and 1960 and won the men’s club championship six times; 1961, ’62, ’63, ’66, ’68 and ’69 and secretary in 196.  He was also a member of the club’s winning pennant teams in 1973, ’78 & ’81.  A shoulder injury curtailed Peter’s golfing and he moved on to the Romsey Bowls Club where he again performed with distinction.

The winning pennant team of 1973
Besides being a great farmer, talented sportsman and keen (and very productive) gardener, Peter was also an author of note.  He wrote many local historical articles for the community Newspaper “The Romsey Rag”  and was  a major contributor to two books on the local Shire  and a detailed history of Romsey; “Romsey: A veritable Garden of Eden” and “When Memory Turns the Key”

Peter was an active in the historical society, the former Romsey Shire Council (three terms as a councillor), the Romsey Water Trust, the Romsey Sewerage Authority, the Lancefield Cemetery Trust, the Rotary Club, Romsey Primary School, the Scouts the  Romsey Golf and Bowls clubs, Rotary and Romsey Uniting Church.  Peter’s work within the community was recognised numerous times, the most recent being the RSL “Anzac Spirit” award in October 2018.

Following his retirement from the golf, Peter maintained an interest in the club’s progress. He enjoyed reading the weekly golf results and hearing current golfing stories from friends.  Peter was a wonderfully positive man who saw the good in everyone, he will be greatly missed.  Our condolences to Margaret, David and Sally and their families.
Multiple RGC champions Ken Newnham & Peter Mitchell

Written by Romsey Golf Club

Romsey Golf Club (RGC) golf course has been at Romsey Park since 1922. We care for and improve the ~80% of Romsey Park that makes up the Golf Course. Currently we have twelve greens and 18 tees. The course ratings are; Blue Tees; Men - Par 72, ACR 72, Slope 124. Women - Par 76, ACR 77, Slope 129. Red Tees; Men - Par 70, ACR 68, Slope 114. Women - Par 71, ACR 73, Slope 119. Indigenous, native trees and bushes are planted to make the park/course more attractive to golfers, community members and native insects, birds, reptiles and small mammals, to provide shade and wind control and for carbon abatement. RGC is a totally volunteer run club. We hold mixed competitions on Wednesdays (9.00 am for 9.30 am hit-off) and on Saturdays (11.30 am for 12.00 pm hit-off). Competition fees are $10.00. Twilight golf runs every Friday (~4.00 pm on) between November and March; $5.00 for golf.