Date: October 28, 2015
Author: Golf NSW

Fabian honoured with Golf NSW Life Membership

Sue Fabian, a founding Board Member of Golf NSW and proud member of Pennant Hills Golf Club has been awarded Life Membership of Golf NSW.

She is a tireless volunteer, a powerful advocate for the game, a wonderful administrator, and a dedicated Board Member of Golf NSW. Mrs Fabian has been involved in golf at Club, State and National levels for almost 20 years.

“I believe strongly that golf is a game to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities,” Mrs Fabian says. “…as a great sport, for the friendships it brings, and the community it builds.”

Mrs Fabian began her involvement in golf administration as a member of the Associates’ Committee at Pennant Hills Golf Club in 1996. She became Secretary in 1997, and was elected President in 2000, a position she held until 2003.

Sue was a voice for women’s golf throughout her involvement with Women’s Golf NSW (WGNSW), becoming a Council Member to WGNSW in 1997 and again in 1999 until 2003. She was elected to the Board as a Director of Women’s Golf NSW in 2004. Her leadership skills were quickly recognised; she was elected President of WGNSW in 2009 and led that organisation in the amalgamation of the Men’s and Women’s Golf governing bodies in 2010.

Sue is strongly committed to the vision of Golf NSW and worked tirelessly on the amalgamation of the Men’s and Women’s bodies, serving on several committees including the WGNSW/NSWGA Merger Steering Committee, and the Joint State Rules Committee. She was also Chairman of the Constitution Sub-Committee between 2005 and 2006.

Her financial acumen and her ability to lead, and nurture, develop strategies and policies for growth of the game is highly regarded.

 “I believe governance must be open, consultative, accountable and strategic,” she says.

Mrs Fabian has also worked tirelessly in the field of Secondary and Adult education specialising in Communication. She has shared this skill nurturing and developing the state’s talented WGNSW and NSWGA junior golfers at Talented Athlete Camps.

At the time of writing, Mrs Fabian is the Deputy Chairman, and a founding Director of Golf NSW, positions she has proudly served in since 2010. She is also a Director of the NSW Golf Foundation, and the current Chairman of the Golf NSW Governance & Planning Committee.

She is a Nationally Accredited Rules Official, and has officiated at Men’s and Women’s Australian Opens, the Australian Ladies’ Masters, the Queen Sirikit Cup and World Amateur Teams Championship in South Australia, and the NSW Men’s and Women’s Open Championships, as well as many other State and National events. She currently serves with distinction as a member of the Golf Australia Council, and has previously been a member of the Golf Australia Championship and Course Rating and Handicapping Committees (2008-2009).

Mrs Fabian has served on a number of not-for-profit Boards, and has worked as a consultant in Governance, Strategic Planning and Human Resource Management, skills she has used to contribute to the development of Golf in NSW for almost two decades.

The Chairman and Board of Directors is proud to recognise her service with Life Membership of Golf NSW.