“When I become a professional golfer, I’m going to let everyone know about FabGolf.” 

– Bishop, age 10

“I knew right away that this was more than just golf. The game of golf gave our kids opportunities for career paths, outside of just the ‘sport-agronomy,’ hospitality, engineering, turf management, landscaping, communications, marketing, and club fitting. Things they never had access to, but now it’s all in one space – “The Course” 

– Director of Golf, Orlando Peace

Orlando Peace, Director of FabGolf, has been impacting the lives of youth for over 25 years. In the past two decades Orlando has impacted the youth of his community working with organizations such as Whaling City Boxing in New London, Connecticut; Mashantucket Tribal Nation in Ledyard, Connecticut; and The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. 

In addition to his work at FabNewport, Orlando impacts the community of Newport on other fronts as a board member of The Kiwanis Club, a board member of The Newport Prevention Coalition, and as the second Vice President of Newport County NAACP.

As Orland describes it, FabNewport provides a “safe, inclusive learning environment where adults respect and listen to youth and enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.” FabGolf, which launched last February when Orlando joined the Fab team, gives kids access to the game they’ve never had access to before, and a space where kids can learn to be better teammates with character. 

“Orlando is always so excited when he returns from the course,” said Steve Heath. “He came into the lab last night bursting at the seam with enthusiasm with this story.”

No matter the weather, Peace always brings FabGolfers together – whether working on their technique or having a movie night in The Lab.