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Ladies Get into Golf going from strength to strength

​“Over 3,000 women have joined Golf Clubs as introductory members through this initiative in the past four years,”

  • 14 December 2017


Since 2014, 166 clubs have benefitted from the Confederation of Golf in Ireland’s (CGI) Ladies Get into Golf programme. The eight week course consists of a mixture of lessons with a PGA Professional and on-course activities with current members of the ladies section – ensuring participants receive both technical instruction and are welcomed socially into the golf club environment. 

Over the past number of years, participating clubs have had enormous success including a 60% conversion rate into membership. On average clubs are seeing a potential revenue return of €11,450.

“Over 3,000 women have joined Golf Clubs as introductory members through this initiative in the past four years,” explained CGI Participation Manager Anne McCormack, 

“This is largely down to the hard work and dedication of club volunteers, who with the support of the CGI Team have created an environment that welcomes and integrates women into the club through a structured coaching and buddying system.  Clubs have not only seen an increase in their revenue and membership figures by running Get into Golf, they have also welcomed the energy that the new members have brought.”

Speaking about their successfully run programme, through which Gort Golf Club have doubled their ladies membership Jane Joyce said, 

“It really has brought a new life to our club, there was so much laughter and enjoyment at all of the sessions – from the beginners and from all of the buddy’s!”

Focusing on accommodating and attracting working women was the key to success for Gort; “Of the 50 ladies who have progressed into our introductory membership, the vast majority are in their 40’s and 50’s, we were very adamant that our sessions were run at times that suited everyone and to not restrict anyone who wanted to get involved.”

To ensure maximum sustainably for clubs recruiting new members, CGI have made a Stay in Golf resource available to over 100 Golf Clubs.  This resource has been developed to help clubs generate ideas to assist new members in moving on from their initial beginner activities to developing their golf skills and knowledge through a series of activities and good practice case studies which includes many solutions to integrating new members within the current membership. 

To find out more information or to apply for any of the CGI Programmes visit cgigolf.org 


Ladies Get into Golf Applications to date for 2018
Beech Park
Carrick on Shannon
Castletroy 
County Longford 
Doneraile 
Dungarvan 
Glasson 
Gold Coast
Hollywood Lakes 
Lee Valley
Lisheen Springs
Mallow
Moate
Mount Wolseley 
Nenagh 
New Forest 
Rockmount 
Shannon
Skerries
Slievenamon 
St Patrick’s 
Strandhill
Virginia Golf Club
Westmanstown 
Westport 
Williamstown 
Waterford
 

Ladies Get into Golf Programmes 2014 - 2017 
Abbeyleix 
Ardee 
Ardfert
Arklow 
Athenry 
Athlone
Athlone 
Athy 
Balbriggan 
Balcarrick 
Ballaghaderreen 
Ballina 
Ballinamore 
Ballinasloe 
Ballinrobe
Ballyclare
Ballyneety
Baltinglass
Baltinglass
Banbridge 
Bandon
Bantry Bay
Bearna
Beaverstown
Beaverstown 
Belmullet 
Blarney 
Borris 
Bray
Bushfoot
Cahir Park
Cairndhu
Callan
Carlow 
Carrick-on-Suir
Carrickfergus
Castle Barna 
Castlebar 
Castlecomer 
Castlegregory
Castlerea 
Castlerosse
Castletroy
Castlewarden 
Ceann Sibeal
Charleville
Cill Dara
City of Derry 
Cliftonville 
Clonmel
Co Sligo 
Co.Louth 
Co.Meath
Co.Tipperary
Cobh
Connemara 
Cork
Corrstown
County Armagh 
Courtown
Craddockstown 
Cregmore Park 
Cushendall 
Delgany
Donaghadee
Donegal
Dooks
Druids Heath
Dungannon 
Dungarvan
Dunmore East
Dunmurry
East Clare 
East Cork
Edenmore 
Enniscorthy
Faithlegg
Fermoy
Forrest Little 
Fortwilliam 
Galway Bay 
Glenlo Abbey 
Gort
Gowran Park
Greenore 
Helen's Bay 
Hermitage
Highfield 
Holywood 
Howth 
Kanturk
Kenmare
Kilkeel 
Kilkenny
Killarney
Killeen 
Killymoon 
Kinsale
Kirkistown
Knightsbrook 
Knock 
Lambeg Ladies 
Letterkenny 
Limerick
Lismore
Lurgan 
Luttrelstown Castle
Macroom
Mahee Island 
Mahon
Mallow
Massereene 
Mitchelstown
Monkstown
Mount Temple 
Mount Wolseley 
Moyola Park
Muskerry
New Ross
Newcastlewest
Nuremore 
Oughterard 
Portadown
Portarlington 
Portlaoise 
Portsalon
Rathsallagh
Rockmount
Roe Park 
Roscommon 
Roscrea
Ross
Rosslare
Royal Curragh 
Royal Tara 
Rush
Skibbereen
Slade Valley
Smurfit – K Club
Spa
St Anne's  
St.Helen's Bay
Stackstown
Swinford 
Tandragee 
The Heath 
Thurles
Tralee
Tramore
Tuam 
Tulfarris
Tullamore 
Waterford
Waterford Castle
Wexford
Whitehead
Wicklow
Woodenbridge
Youghal