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2021 Annual Golf Day at Greenacres Golf Club

Having had to cancel the 2020 event because of the Covid-19 pandemic, forty members of the Association were happy to gather at Greenacres Golf Club in Kew on Friday 19th of March. The weather was perfect, the course was in great condition and the staff of the Club looked after our group very well. It was especially pleasing to see the participation of eight members of the junior medical staff who are the future of this longstanding event. It was also good to see that more women golfers are joining in.

The individual winner with 38 stableford points was Dr Nick Gelber who will now hold the 80 year old Doyle-O’Sullivan silver cup for the next 12 months. Close second was Dr Oliver Larkins with 37 points.

Our thanks go to the generous sponsorship provided by DPM Financial Services and St Vincent’s Pathology. Thanks also to our other supporters - Zouki Catering and the SVH Senior Medical Staff Association. And congratulations to Dr David Olive for once again organising a very enjoyable event.

This year’s Annual Cocktail Party and Historical Address planned for Sunday, 26 July, 2020 has been postponed to a date to be determined.  It may yet be possible to hold the event in 2020 but it is more likely to be scheduled for a date in July next year. The committee is sorry to disappoint members but in view of the uncertainty about the pandemic and its associated regulations, it was deemed wisest to not proceed with the July date.

Bookings for the 2020 Alumni Association Annual Golf Day at Green Acres Golf Club in Kew on the afternoon of Friday 20th March are now open. The fee is only $100 and this covers lunch, golf and dinner. Come and join other members of the Association and play on a superb inner suburban golf course.
If you wish to play and have not received a registration form, these forms and more details can be obtained from Ms Susan Mabilia at St Vincent’s Hospital – tel 9231 2304 or email

This year’s Annual Cocktail Party and Historical Address will be held on Sunday, 26 July, 2020. The speaker will be Associate Professor Andrew MacIsaac and his topic will be “The History of Cardiac Services at St Vincent’s Hospital”.
Dr MacIsaac is the current Director of Cardiology at St Vincent’s, is a St Vincent’s alumnus, and has strong family links to St Vincent’s.
This event begins with welcome drinks at 4.30pm with the history talk at 5.15 pm followed by the cocktail party. The venue will be the Clinical Education and Simulation Centre, Third Floor, Building C (Healy Wing) at St Vincent’s Hospital.
For further information, please email Sue Mabilia ( or tel. 9231 2304.

This year’s Annual Cocktail Party and Historical Address will be held on Sunday 16 June 2019. Our speaker will be Ms Robyn Fahy a PhD student at the University of Melbourne who is studying the remarkable life of St Vincent’s medical graduate and nun, Mary Glowrey. Robyn co-authored a short paper about Sr Glowrey in the Medical Journal of Australia in 2015 (Vol 203, no 11, pp 450-451). The title of her address is: ‘Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ, MBBS, 1910, MD 1919: Australia’s Second Saint?’

The event runs from 4.30pm to 8.00pm in Education and Learning, Third Floor, Building C (Healy Wing) at St Vincent’s Hospital.

For further information, please email Sue Mabilia ( or tel. 9231 2304.

The annual golf day was held at Green Acres Golf Club in Kew on Friday March 22 on a beautiful sunny day. The individual event was won by Dr David Olive, with the runner-up being Dr Ian Balson. David will now have his name on the Doyle/O’Sullivan Cup along with all the other winners since 1935. The win was very popular as David is a long-time supporter of the event and has been the event convenor for several years. David is pictured below alongside the Association’s stalwart administrator/secretary, Ms Sue Mabilia, who presented the Cup to him.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Doquile Perrett Meade Financial Services, St. Vincent’s Pathology, Zouki Catering and the St Vincent’s Senior Medical Staff Association, there were other prizes on offer. The best combined group score was won by the combination of Ian Balson, Bill Connell, Simon Jones and David Olive while Michael Yii won the straightest drive and one of the nearest the pin prizes. The second nearest the pin prize was won by Alex Poon.

We were delighted to see some of our younger members present and we thank St Vincent’s Hospital and their clinical supervisors for giving them the time off to participate in this wonderful event.

For all golfers, please note in your diary that the date for next year’s event is Friday 20th March 2020.