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Congratulations to District President, Val Smith, appointed to Golf NSW Advisory Committee for 2019.

Our newly elected President of the NHDLGA, Val Smith, from Toronto, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee to Golf NSW for 2019. Val said she was looking forward to working with other members of the Committee to provide advice and input to Golf NSW on initiatives to contribute to the National strategy Vision 2025, growth opportunities, participation and club support initiatives.

Val has qualifications in Science and Horticulture, and for over 30 years, managed her own consultancy business before retiring in 2005. During her career, Val was a finalist in the Hunter Region Women in Management awards; her business won the Maitland Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award and was a finalist in the NSW Small Business awards.

Val has served on the Toronto Ladies Committee as Secretary, Vice President and Captain. She said that as an experience business owner working with diverse groups, she believed that she had skills to assist in involving or attracting people at all levels in the community to join or be involved in the game of golf.