Sat Jul 7 2012Golf Queensland Elects New Chair
The Golf Queensland Board has announced this week the appointment of Peter Castrisos (In Photo) as Chair of Golf Queensland for the next 12 months, following the recent resignation of Tom Crothers.
Mr Castrisos has served on the Board of Golf Queensland for the past five years, and brings a significant amount of golf administration experience with him to the new position. As well as being a current Board Director, Mr Castrisos is also a Golf Queensland Delegate to Golf Australia.
"I am honoured by the opportunity given to me by my fellow Board Members. I look forward to an exciting year in this challenging industry. It is imperative that consolidation of past developments and initiatives occur. I am a strong advocate for growing the game and assisting clubs to increase their membership base," says Mr Castrisos.
"I would also like to thank Tom Crothers for the huge contribution he has made to the organisation during the past five years."
As Chair of the Golf Queensland Planning and Development Committee, Mr Castrisos has been involved in the development of new membership strategies, junior golf development, implementation of the MYGolf program and the introduction of the Women's Golf Network.
Mr Castrisos is a Member of the Technical Committee and has been a Member of the Tournament Support Group since 2007. He is also an Accredited Course Rater and Rules Official, which has seen him rate many golf courses around Queensland, as well as assist with the delivery of Rules Seminars.
Prior to joining the Board of Golf Queensland, Mr Castrisos served ten years on the Committee of Brisbane Golf Club and three years as President.
Golf Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Lindsay Ellis says that "Peter's background has afforded him an excellent understanding of the current issues facing golf at all levels of the game. The staff and Board of Golf Queensland look forward to Peter taking on the role of Chair as we move forward with our new Strategic Plan."
Golf Queensland would also like to thank former Chair Tom Crothers for the contribution he has made to the organisation during his time as Chair. Mr Crothers had been Chair since the establishment of Golf Queensland in 2007 and will continue on as a Board Director for another 12 months.