The GUI ( Golfing Union of Ireland ) and ILGU (Irish Ladies Golf Union) have formally approved the establishment of Golf Ireland. It will mean the game of golf in Ireland will now, for the first time, have an all-inclusive governing body.
A Transition Period will commence, paving the way to ‘go live’ on Jan 2021.
Clubs will only have to deal with one body for handicapping and game development.
It will mean the game of golf in Ireland will now, for the first time, have an all-inclusive governing body.
JOINT STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRPERSONS OF THE ILGU AND GUI BOARDS
“We are delighted with the outcome of the votes at our respective meetings, and thank everyone who has given this proposal their support.
“Bringing two strong organisations, the ILGU and GUI together to create a stronger, more influential organisation, Golf Ireland, will not only enhance golf in Ireland but will enhance Irish golf worldwide. The result today indicates that members of both Unions are in support of creating a new organisation which will be built around promoting core principles of equality, diversity, inclusion and excellence