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Inclusive Golf Coaching for PGA professionals

Following on from the successful staging of The 148th Open at Royal Portrush GC in July 2019, the Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch) and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland have been successful in obtaining funding to support golf clubs across Northern Ireland to take part in The Open […]

Level Par, driving golf forward

Written by Carla Reynolds ILGU Images by Jenny Matthews A global movement in sport is underway and everyone needs to take action. It began when The R&A launched the Women in Golf Charter in 2018, intending to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf. Then, […]

CGI Get into Golf Expression of interest Form

Get into Golf is a programme designed to not only support golf clubs in recruiting new members and in turn increase their membership figures and revenue but, also to make golf more accessible to the wider audience. Since the ILGU first piloted the programme in 2013, we have continued to […]

Golf4Girls4Life: Applications Stage 5&6

Golf4Girls4Life was officially launched in 2017 following extensive consultation with junior girls, junior convenors, PGA Professionals and feedback from pilot clubs. The programme, which consisted of four stages, this year has welcomed over 300 girls to Festivals of Golf around the country and educated countless volunteers about the recruitment and […]

Level Par Golf Conference to be live streamed in 2020

Federation of Irish Sport announces recipients of ‘Showcase your Sportswomen Live’ fund in partnership with Pundit Arena and supported by Sport Ireland. Cycling Ireland, Confederation of Irish Golf, Irish Flying Disk Association, Rowing Ireland and Volleyball Ireland awarded live streaming opportunities for 2020 Visibility is key to growing interest and […]

Golf Course 2030 – Benchmark Research 2019

Golf Course 2030 (GC2030) was established in 2018 as an industry initiative to consider the impacts, both positive and negative, of the changing climate, resource constraints and regulation on course condition and playability.  Its aim is to produce a roadmap that will steer the sport to address the challenges and […]

Castle Barna GC Junior development

Castle Barna golf club has seen a steady flow of juniors over the last number of years growing from just 22 juniors in 2017 to 90 in 2019. We got talking to junior convenor Mark Kelly about their junior programme and what they have done to keep the programme growing. […]

Stackstown Golf Club

Stackstown Golf Club began its Get into Golf Programme in 2016 and it has been a huge success since, with a 54% increase in their ladies section over the past four years. I spoke with Get into Golf coordinator, Denise Grogan, about the hard work they have put into their […]