Golf Research Into Impact Underway

The Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golfing Union have sent a joint survey to every golf club on the island of Ireland to determine the impact of the COVID-19 emergency.

“Golf clubs across Ireland have been hit hard by the global emergency that is with us at present,” said a joint statement issued this afternoon.

“While we know this period of restriction will pass, we are also aware of the significant and lasting impact this will have on our sport.”

“Golf clubs play a vital role in the life of our cities, towns and villages and we want our members to emerge from this prepared to face the challenges ahead. This is not an easy time for our sport.”

“In line with this, we are planning to outline the financial impact of the current crisis on our member clubs to government departments and agencies.”

“A survey has been circulated to all golf clubs which aims to capture the economic impact for clubs. It is our intention to collate the data and prepare a high-level paper for both governments to consider.”

“The Unions will continue to make a compelling case for state-funded supports to help our clubs recover as soon as possible.”

Sport for Business is conducting its own survey of members with Onside over the days running from April 1st to 6th and will make the results available to all those within the Sport for Business Community that take part, including the Government through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

It is vital that the communities that exist within sport pull together and share information that may make us all feel a little less isolated and a little better equipped to emerge.

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