Golf Ireland seeks input into Strategic Plan

A tee to green view of the 2nd hole on Carne's Kilmore course, by Kevin Markham

This week, Golf Ireland begins an in-depth process of engagement and consultation as they develop a new Strategic Plan for the organisation.

In 2019, the member clubs of the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union resoundingly endorsed the Proposal to establish a new single governing body for golf on the island of Ireland. Despite the many challenges of the global pandemic, that new organisation became operational – on schedule – in January 2021.

The vision of Golf Ireland is to create a modern, inclusive and joined-up governing body to untap the immense potential of golf on the island of Ireland. In devising a Strategic Plan, the aim is to reinforce and develop this vision, the fundamental values and strategic objectives that underpinned the Golf Ireland Proposal.


Mark Kennelly, CEO of Golf Ireland said: “The Board of Golf Ireland invites as many participants as possible to play their part in the creation of this new plan. We hope to hear the views of as many in the golf community as possible – clubs; volunteers; Regional Executive officers and members; committee members and, of course, individual golfers.

“Starting with the survey, over the coming months there will be widespread stakeholder engagement within the golf community. We will also be seeking views from outside the world of golf, including from the general public and from external government and regulatory bodies.”

In an exciting time for golf in Ireland and in order to build a stronger future for the sport, Golf Ireland is asking for anyone with any involvement in golf, big or small, to take part in this consultation. All feedback will be invaluable in the development of a Strategic Plan to guide Golf Ireland in the coming years.


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