Date: August 04, 2016
Author: Dave Tease, Golf NSW

Allen awarded life membership

Golf NSW is thrilled to announce that Mr Chris Allen has been awarded Life Membership.

Mr Allen was the inaugural Chairman of Golf NSW following the merger of the Men's representative body, the New South Wales Golf Association (NSWGA) and Women's Golf NSW from July 2010.until November 2015. He provided stable and inspirational leadership during that time as the organization took its first steps as a truly unified entity.

Mr Allen also served as Chairman of the NSW Golf Foundation and has been involved as a Chairman or Director of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation since 2007. Chris served on the Board of NSWGA from 2007 until 2010. He has been a member of the Golf Australia Rules, Amateur Status and Handicap Policy Committee, and a GNSW representative on the Golf Australia Council. He is a Club and State Accredited Rules Official, and National Accredited Referee.

Chris has been a member of Pennant Hills Golf Club for thirty-one years, serving eight years on the Board and six years as Club Captain. He has been a club delegate from Pennant Hills Golf Club for sixteen years. In addition, he served on the NSWGA Council.

 "The Board of Golf NSW is thrilled to unanimously approve Chris's appointment as a Life Member of Golf NSW. Clubs and golfers across the State owe Chris a huge vote of thanks,” Chairman of Golf NSW John Robinson said. "From time to time, there is an individual that puts the welfare of the game and his fellow golfers ahead of his own interests. Chris is such a person. He has dedicated many years to improving golf across New South Wales. The extent of his contribution has been enormous," Mr. Robinson added.