Golf body works to overcome concerns

GOLF Tasmania believes it is finally back on track, having addressed the issues that had been undermining the organisation, says chairman Tony  Bush.

In December, accusations of lack of communication between the state body and clubs, no regional focus, lack of clarity of state team selections and coaching were levelled towards Golf Tasmania, which were not denied by Bush.

At its annual meeting on Sunday the board of Golf Tasmania outlined six pillars to be addressed in a strategic plan.

These are: governance and structure, communication, club viability, participation, player development and investment into golf.

These have been developed with the assistance of Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt.

"With assistance from Golf Australia a firm of mainland solicitors, experienced in reviewing sporting organisations, has carried out surveys and forums in Tasmania and produced a document indicating the needs of the membership and making recommendations as to how Golf Tasmania can best serve our members in future," Bush said.

The six pillars will now go to Golf Tasmania's strategic plan working group.

"It is anticipated that the production of a strategic plan, coupled with benchmarking of our current position will lead to improvements in the areas (of criticism)," Bush said.

Golf Tasmania will also roll-out Mygolf, a junior participation program produced by Golf Australia and the PGA, which will be launched at the Mowbray Golf Club on July 15.

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