The Irish Ladies Golf Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland have, since November 2015 been discussing the potential establishment of One Governing Body for Golf in Ireland.
The Discussions Group (DG) was established and has four representatives from each organisation. Meetings have been facilitated by Jane Williams, Sia Partners who has knowledge of the workings of each organisation.
Discussions Group Members Frank Bowen - Golfing Union of Ireland Teresa Byrne – Irish Ladies Golf Union Pat Finn – Golfing Union of Ireland Sinead Heraty – Irish Ladies Golf Union Brege McCarrick – Irish Ladies Golf Union Iggy O’Muircheartaigh – Golfing Union of Ireland Ethel Ruddock – Irish Ladies Golf Union Kevin Stevens – Golfing Union of Ireland Facilitator Jane Williams – Sia Partners Project Manager Sarah Crowe
Eighteen meetings have taken place to date and significant progress has been made.
Benefits of establishing One Governing Body Single Body which is inclusive, modern, democratic, fit for purpose and which treats everyone fairly and equally.
One Governing Body will be accessible and welcoming to everyone and will promote a game which is fun, healthy and can be enjoyed regardless of ability or age.
The new body will provide for a greater range of support services and influence and guide its member clubs in achieving common goals such as retaining membership and growing the game.