A significant piece of research to establish a benchmark for the future of the game for women in Great Britain and Ireland is to be commissioned by the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU).
The LGU is the governing body for ladies’ amateur golf in Great Britain & Ireland and represents 220,000 playing members in the four countries with the consent of the English Ladies Golf Association, the Irish Ladies Golf Union, the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association and the Welsh Ladies Golf Association.
Its study will target club secretaries, golf club members and non-members to define the issues, to gather opinion and to gain understanding of the depth of feeling across the full range of female golfers in order to guide policymaking and structure future development projects.
Andy Salmon, LGU secretary and chief executive, said: “We want to know who is playing golf, the nature of the game they are playing, where they are playing, why they are playing and, of course, when they are playing.”
“This organisation is charged with advancing and safeguarding the interest of ladies’ golf and with the extensive detail this study will provide, the LGU will form the long term future strategy for the game. We will also make the study available to the many stakeholders in the wider game of golf to support the design and planning of development activities.”
Initial research results are expected early this Summer.