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The Board

Introducing Tasmania Golf Club's Board of Directors. Get to know them and find out what they bring to the team!

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John Milbourne
President
Ben Hayes
Club Captain
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I have been a member of the Tasmania Golf Club since 1998.

 

Prior to my retirement in 2015, I had been employed in senior management roles in large public sector organisations, specialising in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Emergency Management and Project and Contract Management.

 

I have considerable experience in sports administration involving Golf (and other sports) from Club to National level.

 

We have the opportunity to restore the club to its (in my opinion) rightful place as one of Australia’s premier golf courses and am committed to contributing to our Club’s ongoing improvement in all aspects of our business, including negotiating the successful completion of the upcoming course redevelopment project associated with the South Eastern Traffic Solution.

I first commenced my membership at Tasmania GC approx. 6 years ago as an Intro Member.  Over the past 3-4 years I have been thankful to be able to spend more time on and around the surroundings of the course. 

 

Prior to this, I spent the majority of my year traveling with professional sporting teams as a team Physiotherapist.  This environment gave me a real sense of pride in being involved with the trials and tribulations of sporting teams and clubs. It is this pride that I’d love to continue within the Tasmania Golf Club – with participation in Pennant teams and the representation of our club at major Golf Tasmania events throughout the state.  Whilst we battle each other every Saturday, I’d hope each member has pride in being associated with the Tasmania Golf Club.

 

When not here I am busy being a local Physiotherapist in New Town along with trying to keep up with a 6yo girl – whom you may have seen out and about with me at the club recently, and hopefully more in the upcoming future!

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Les Hadley
Business Management & Treasurer

I have been a TGC member since first standing on the 3rd tee, a real WOW moment, in 1993.

 

As a qualified accountant, I believe my career experience in general management and sales and operations planning lends well towards assisting our golf club.

 

I share a vision with others to help transition our club to a sustainable footing to allow the ongoing enjoyment of our course for members and visitors.   

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Andrew Todd
Secretary, Clubhouse, & Hospitality

I was a junior member of the Lindisfarne Golf Club for a couple of years back in the 1960s. I played hockey and squash and didn't return to golf until 1997 when I joined the Tasmania Golf Club. When the club was teetering in 2016, I joined the Board to try and assist in its resurrection.

My business background includes a couple of stints in private enterprise and many years in both State and Federal public services. I held the role of the inaugural Registrar of the Tasmanian Heritage Register for 9 years and finished my career as a business analyst specialising in IT asset management systems.

My aim is to assist in the restoration of the TGC to its rightful position as the premier member golf course in Tasmania and cement its financial security.

Jack Milbourne
Business Management & Social Media
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Tom Barwick
Participation & Membership & Grants

I have been a member of Tasmania Golf Club since I was 8 years old, and despite never quite mastering the game in the last 18 years still enjoy the challenge. What I lack in my golfing ability I hope to make up with my knowledge of Hospitality Businesses, having worked all over the state in hospitality for the best part of 15 years in Bars, Hotels, Restaurants and Sporting clubs (including a year or so behind the bar here). I hope that I can help continue and grow the great work that is already being done by our Food and Beverage Team, which has proven to be an important revenue stream to the club. I wish to see Tasmania Golf Club return itself to its rightful position as the best member golf course in Tasmania and one of the top 100 in Australia.   

Having studied Sport Management and International Business, I relocated to Tasmania from Queensland in 2013 to work for Cricket Tasmania and I’m hoping to utilise my experience in the sports industry, particularly in competition management and club development to benefit Tasmania GC. 

 

I have only been a member since 2018 joining initially on an introductory membership but I'd previously played golf as a junior through Central Queensland in and around Rockhampton. Unfortunately, you're still more likely to find me in the trees than on the fairway. 

 

I appreciate the layout of Tasmania GC and the variety of challenges the course offers. I grew up around sports and clubs and love what they have to offer participants and the community at large, no matter what your involvement. I'm always happy to field any queries about how we can improve the club with my priority being to maximise the delivery of projects and secure funding. 

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Liam Tollard-Williams
Junior Development

I joined Tasmania Golf Club as a member over ten years ago, taking part in the Saturday junior clinics. Since then, Tasmania Golf Club has been a major part of my life for some time now, as both a member and an employee in the Pro shop; an opportunity I am still thankful for today, as it helped me to get to know so many people in and around the club on a daily basis. 

 

Outside of golf, I have been involved with the New Town Cricket Club for close to ten years, at a playing level and now transitioning into assisting with junior programs that the club offers. As a university student studying teaching, junior development is an area I am most passionate about. I am willing to support growth and engagement in the sport through any means possible. 

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