Support and guidance for clubs

​​The GUI, ILGU and CGI having been engaging on behalf of golf clubs to communicate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the game of golf to the Governments and relevant state agencies in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

  • 27 March 2020

·         Golf is directly engaged at the highest level with government agencies to establish recovery support measures

·         Unions have begun to highlight the plight of golf clubs to government as part of this

·         Club survey will follow next week to help Unions identify the economic impact on the sport

·         GUI, ILGU & CGI outline immediate supports available
The Unions acknowledge the challenges that golf clubs across the island are experiencing. This will not be an easy time for our sport but we endeavour to monitor options available and engage with the relevant sporting bodies to represent you, our member clubs.
In line with this, we have been asked to outline the financial impact of the current crisis on our member clubs. In the coming days, you will be asked to complete a survey which will allow the GUI/ILGU to best represent the sport and begin to put recovery measures in place.
All sporting activity in Ireland has now ceased, and all golf clubs in the vast majority of European countries and many other countries worldwide – have also been asked to close. We thank our member clubs for adhering to this recommendation. The last thing the Unions would ever have wanted to do is recommend our clubs to close, but at a time of global emergency, golf must show solidarity with those around us, in our towns, villages and communities across the island.
A large concern for most clubs will be how to manage their current cash pressures and what areas can be looked at during times of uncertainty. While ILGU/GUI do not typically offer any form of financial advice, a simple guidance has been compiled. This guidance has been adapted to include advice from numerous organisations such as The R&A, GCMA, BIGGA, Deloitte, KPMG, PWC and Local Enterprise Boards.
*Please note these documents and advice are prepared for guidance only and GUI/ILGU will not accept any liability arising from any member or third part acting, or refraining from acting on the information contained in this document.