MICHELE ADAIR joins Golf NSW Board

Golf NSW wel­comes Michele Adair as its new­est Board Mem­ber. Ms Adair was elected by the Coun­cil dur­ing the AGM held on Wed­nes­day, 28th Oc­to­ber.

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Chris Allen, Golf NSW Chair­man says, “We are thrilled to have Michele on board. Her achieve­ments in gover­nance, strate­gic plan­ning and change man­age­ment will add value to the or­ga­ni­za­tion as we move to the next level in our busi­ness.”

Michele Adair had a dis­tin­guished ca­reer in strate­gic plan­ning and change man­age­ment be­fore tran­si­tion­ing from the cor­po­rate world to ex­ec­u­tive roles in the health and com­mu­nity sec­tor. She has ex­ten­sive gover­nance ex­pe­ri­ence and has served on a num­ber of boards and gov­ern­ment com­mit­tees for over 20 years.

Ms Adair says “I’m so ex­cited about join­ing the Board of Golf NSW and about the fu­ture of the game. Golf is a sport with enor­mous rel­e­vance and ben­e­fits for health and well­be­ing, pre­serv­ing green open space, and as a fo­cal point for com­mu­ni­ties.”

Hav­ing worked for sev­eral char­i­ties, Ms Adair said char­ity golf days have been a vi­tal source of fund­ing for years and de­serve more recog­ni­tion.

“Whether it’s a small coun­try town rais­ing $2,000 for their ru­ral fire ser­vice or an elite cor­po­rate day rais­ing $100,000 for a rare dis­ease like cys­tic fi­bro­sis, golf is uniquely po­si­tioned to make a con­tri­bu­tion to com­mu­ni­ties ev­ery­where”.

Golf doesn’t have to be ex­pen­sive or overly time-con­sum­ing. How­ever Ms Adair ac­knowl­edges the sport can do more to ap­peal to younger play­ers, women and more cul­tur­ally di­verse com­mu­ni­ties. It’s an area she’s keen to ad­dress.

“Thanks to the hand­i­cap­ping sys­tem, peo­ple with very dif­fer­ent skills can en­joy a game to­gether. It’s gen­tle on the body so it’s com­mon to see peo­ple still play­ing af­ter their 80th birth­day, and most golf cour­ses are very scenic.”

Soc­cer calls it­self the world game but Ms Adair thinks golf de­serves that ti­tle. “You see, feel and ex­pe­ri­ence dra­matic dif­fer­ences play­ing along the coast, in the moun­tains or in the bush. And with the weather, no two games are ever the same even on the same course”.

Ms Adair is one of nine Direc­tors on the Golf NSW Board. The 2015-2016 Direc­tors are: Chris Allen, Gemma Doo­ley, Frank Gal, Alan Har­ri­son, Peter Mitchell, Lynne Ritchie, John Robin­son, and An­drew Tharle who was re-elected to the Board.

“Wel­come ev­ery morn­ing with a smile. Look on the new day as another spe­cial gift from your Creator, another golden op­por­tu­nity to com­plete what you were un­able to fin­ish yes­ter­day. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of suc­cess and pos­i­tive ac­toin that is cer­tain to echo through your en­tire day. To­day will never hap­pen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” ~ Og Mandino

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