Governance is the system by which organisations are directed and managed. It influences how the objectives of the organisation are set and achieved, spells out the rules and procedures for making organisational decisions and determines the means of optimising and monitoring performance, including how risk is monitored and assessed.

Governance Guide

Working in conjunction with Deloitte, one of the largest global professional services and consulting networks, the CGI have published a best practice guide for Ireland’s clubs that will benefit both GUI and ILGU member clubs alike.

Some of the key themes covered in the guide are:

  • Organisational Structure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Committee Management
  • Sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Risk Management

To receive a hard copy of the guide email, alternatively click here for the online version.

How CGI Can Help Your Club

CGI can help your club review it’s current Governance practices through the Governance Health Check online assessment. If the club wishes to implement changes to its Governance, CGI can further support your club by facilitating the change process. Further details are outlined below along with a number of helpful Governance related downloads:

Governance Health Check

‘Best Practice’, ‘Fit for Purpose’, ‘Good Governance’; business buzz words or how you run your club?  If it is the former, then it is time to educate yourself and your club on the importance of Club Governance and how to run their club in a more business-like manner. The Governance Health Check is the first step to empowering success and innovation at your club in conjunction with the CGI.

At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Completed a Governance assessment
  • Received a report with suggested recommendations

Governance Support

Having identified the current practices in place after the Governance Health Check, the focus will shift to steering your club towards a more in-depth level of support from CGI towards creating a ‘fitter for purpose’ business and help build sustainability for the golf club moving forward.

At the end of the process with CGI your club will have:

  • Conducted an on-site and in-depth review with a CGI Club Support Officer.
  • Received a detailed Governance Support Report with a range of recommendations.
  • A clear roadmap towards creating a more effective and sustainable governance and management structure.


Click here to apply for club support today and get help with Governance at your club or contact us for further information.