27.04.33 – 19.01.24

It is with great sadness we advise members of the death of LIFE MEMBER Dennis Parker who died peacefully on Friday 19th January at the age of 90. Our sympathies are extended to his two sons Stephen and Greg, and Greg’s wife Sabine.

Dennis joined the club on the 1st of February 1949 and in the same year he won the Keenan Cup – the equivalent today of the C.G Dudley Cup.


Dennis’s golfing career was outstanding and it is impossible to list all of his achievements. Here are some of them-;

  • Won the 1968 Nedlands Masters after an 18 hole playoff with Graham Marsh

  • Member of the state squad on 7 occasions and selected in state team in 1968
  • Member of the first winning Nedlands Men’s Pennant Team in 1960
  • Played Pennants right through to the early nineties.
  • Club Champion on 3 occasions
  • Winner of the C.G Dudley.
  • State Amateur Foursomes Champion with brother Russell in 1968
  • Club Foursomes Champion on 7 occasions – 5 with son Greg and 2 with brother Russell
  • Won numerous other Honour Board events – including The Winter Cup, The Busselton Bucket and The President’s Cup.
  • He ceased playing competitively in April 2019.


Dennis was dedicated to the club and volunteered and served on the General Committee for many years during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as Chairman of Course. He was instrumental in getting the course fully reticulated and in 1974 this was achieved at a cost of $26,130. Southern Cross Irrigation were the appointed contractors and at the time the City of Nedlands provided the club with a $35,000 loan to assist with the project and to update the Ladies Locker Room.

Dennis was afforded Life Membership in 1981 for service to the club but continued to serve on the committee and he assisted the committee of the day when the reticulation system was upgraded in the early 2000’s.

Dennis was a champion golfer, a dedicated volunteer and passionate Nedlands Golf Club member who will be long remembered for his services to the club.