NEANGAR Park Golf Club can proudly claim to have five OBEs among its regular female players - though the awards were not bestowed under the British honour system.
Peg Walsh, Elaine Tuohey, Marjory Baxter, Monica Hamilton and Alison Cossar are all active members of the club aged 80 and above.
Walsh, who celebrated her birthday on November 16, is the latest addition to the group affectionately known as the OBEs, or "Over Bloody Eighties".
Ladies captain Heather Martin said all five still enjoyed walking the golf course at least twice a week and remained competitive at the club.
Walsh scored her first hole-in one in February after 30 years in the sport and more than two decades at Neangar Park. She plays off a handicap of 29.
Tuohey, also 80, has played golf for about 60 years. She has won many Gold Letter events at Neangar Park and has held positions including lady captain, lady president and committee member. Her handicap has been as low as 13 and she now plays off 27.
Baxter, 82, started out at Mt Alexander Golf Club and played at several other venues before joining Neangar Park, where she has been a committee member and the ladies' president. She plays off 26.
Hamilton, 82, won Neangar Park's B-grade nett championship in June and recently competed in the Doris Chambers Cup state final at Goonawarra. A former president, she has been an active club member and plays off a handicap of 26.
At 83, Cossar has twice scored the elusive hole-in-one: both times off the 16th tee at Neangar Park but 10 years apart, most recently in November 2012.
She plays off a handicap of 21, having been as low as 13, and has held various club leadership and committee positions.