Date: June 19, 2012

Langenberg elected Chair of Golf Tasmania

Golf Tasmania today announced that Tasmania Golf Club member Ms Helen Langenberg is the governing body s new Chair. Ms Langenberg was elected to the position today after former Chair Luppo Prins retired following five years of service (two as Chair). In her current position as Director Sector Development with Sport and Recreation Tasmania, Ms Langenberg provides advice on key sport and recreation issues within and across government. Ms Langenberg brings a strong background in planning, development and management of sport and recreation programs, services and facilities to the position. Ms Langenberg was also recently elected as a Director to the Board of Softball Australia, a role she has filled since November 2011. The first priority for the Board will be to review the association s governance structure, said Ms Langenberg. The Board and staff will tidy up administration processes and establish transparent and direct lines of communication with member clubs and area associations. As a Board we need to look at our own operations and continually assess and update our policies and codes of practice, added Ms Langenberg. One of our greatest challenges will be to work collectively with clubs to increase golf’s participation levels in the state. Golf can be played at all ages and at all levels and we want to increase numbers overall as well as having a focus on providing more opportunities for women, people with a disability, Aboriginals and young people. We already have the opportunity to focus on children through the MYGolf program and will be looking for ways to increase its take-up amongst our clubs, Ms Langenberg added. Following a short hiatus from the Board, Prospect Vale Golf Club member Don Cameron has also been re-elected for a three year period. Mr Cameron joins existing Board members Paul Beard (Launceston), Craig Clark (Smithton), Andrew Hill and Bob Joel (Royal Hobart).