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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION

2017

ANNUAL REPORT

and STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS


thank you The Irish Ladies Golf Union would like to acknowledge the work of the volunteers, golf clubs and members throughout the country who make such a valuable contribution to ladies golf each year in a variety of ways. We express our appreciation to the Board and all our committees at National and District level who work so enthusiastically, and to the volunteers without whom our National and District Tournaments would not be run so smoothly. Our ILGU National events throughout 2017 were hugely successful and we wholeheartedly thank Bunclody, Co. Longford, Belvoir Park, Malone, Royal Curragh, Headfort, Mallow, Co. Louth, Royal Tara, Milltown, Roganstown, Seapoint, Shannon and Mullingar for hosting. We are very grateful to your committees, membership and management for your hospitality and welcome. Sincere appreciation also goes to our sponsors: Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland, The R&A, Revive Active, AIG, Titleist, Footjoy and Bushnell for their continued support.

ILGU LIFE HONORARY MEMBERS Nell Bruen (President 1985 – 1986) Marese Prendiville (President 1991 – 1992) Anne Tunney (President 1993 – 1994) Colette Holmes (President 1995 – 1996) Juliett McHugh (President 1997 – 1998) Maire O’Donnell (1997) Cathy Smith (President 2001 – 2002) Ita Butler (President 2003 – 2004) Ann Heskin (President 2005 – 2006) Ann Bradshaw (President 2007 – 2008) Brenda Gearty (2008) Mary Anderson (2009) Anne Wallace (President 2009 – 2010) Violet Twomey (Chairman 2010 – 2013) Kay Keating (2010) Mary McKenna MBE (President 2013 – 2014) Brigid McCaw (2011) Marjorie McCorduck (President 2011 – 2012) Ann Popplewell (2011) Nora Murphy (2012) Anna Usher (2016) Valerie Hassett (President 2015 – 2016) Claire Dowling (2017)

ILGU BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Vonnie Noonan Chairman: Brege McCarrick Anne O’Sullivan Eilish Smith Gemma Butler Mary Culliton Patricia Jordan

Rita Grealish Sheena McElroy Teresa Byrne Clodagh Hopkins

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AGM Notice is hereby given that the 10th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Irish Ladies Golf Union Limited will be held in Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22 on Saturday, 20th January 2018 at 12:30pm.

2017 Anti-Doping Education Provided: Guide to Anti-Doping – The Irish Ladies Golf Union annually receives Anti-Doping Wallet Cards (Guide to Anti-Doping) from Sport Ireland. The guides are distributed to our performance players and other players during the registration process of our National tournaments. Players are requested to read the information on the wallet card and visit the Sport Ireland Website for further information: www.sportireland.ie. Real Winner Programme – The Real Winner Programme was completed by our AntiDoping Officer. Number of Tests and Results – No tests were carried out in 2017 3


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Chairman, President and Chief Executive’s Report This year the Irish Ladies Golf Union continued to be successfully represented on an International Stage, in conjunction with this, the ILGU upheld its dedication to growing the game in all areas with its main objective to increase the numbers participating and relishing the game from grassroots to elite level.

2017

• Securing LPGA Symetra Tour Status for when she turns professional in 2018 Irish Ladies and Senior’s win at Home Internationals The Irish Ladies produced a dazzling fightback to defeat holders England in the deciding match at the Women’s Home Internationals at Little Aston Golf Club.

Individual and team accomplishments were achieved at all levels and the ILGU looks forward to what the future of the game holds for beginners, club members and our elite International players alike.

After the morning foursomes the two sides were level but England appeared to have the advantage shortly after the beginning of the afternoon session. Lianna Bailey beat Paula Grant 4&2 in the top match but a superb comeback from Annabel Wilson, who was 5 down at the turn, versus Ricoh Women’s British Open low Amateur Sophie Lamb led the charge for the Irish. Chloe Ryan, Julie McCarthy and Mairead Martin battled to earn points for a 5-4 victory and the first Ladies Home Internationals title to return to Ireland since 2004.

2017 Highlights Leona Maguire wins the 114th Ladies British Open Amateur Championship Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) dominated the US Collegiate circuit during 2017 at Duke University but her 2017 highlight was winning the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Pyle and Kenfig. Maguire retained her position as World Amateur Number One and her 2017 achievements included: • Five US Collegiate victories and a 2nd place finish at the NCAA National Championships

Last winning in 2013 and narrowly losing out to England in 2016, the Irish Senior Women’s team returned to winning ways at Newport, Wales. The strong 7-woman team led by Pauline Walsh (Headfort) secured wins against Scotland and Wales before eventually overcoming England for the title on the final day.

• The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Player of the Year award for the second time in her three years stateside. Recognised annually as the top honour in women’s collegiate golf, the Award is presented by the WGCA to the best player in Division I, II and III women’s golf

Shannon Burke succeeds at European Universities Championship Maynooth University’s (MU) Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) was crowned European Champion in spectacular style in the Czech Republic.

• The ANNIKA Award, which honours the most outstanding female Division I collegiate golfer as voted on by her peers, coaches and golf media

Liberec Golf Club was host to 57 European University Students, including 4 girls from MU; Molly Dowling (Lucan), Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington), Ciara Casey (Hermitage) and of course Burke. Finishing on one under par with scores of 64, 69 and 73, Burke finished one shot ahead of Scotland’s Chloe Goadby (Stirling University).

• The European Ladies Amateur Golf Ranking Gold Medal and WAGR’s Mark H McCormack Medal for the third consecutive year 5


ILGU Staff

Five Irish named on Vagliano and Junior Vagliano Teams The Irish trio of Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down Ladies), Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) and Maria Dunne (Skerries) were this year joined by Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) on the GB&I Vagliano Team to compete against the Continent of Europe. Sara Byrne (Douglas) was selected for the Junior Vagliano Team. Unfortunately both teams suffered defeat at Bogogno in Italy.

The staff of the ILGU, although transformed in recent years, ultimately remains a relatively small team who undertake a huge range of activities. We would like to thank our dedicated team for the work that was carried out this year in such an efficient manner. 2017 saw one staff member, Sarah Crowe, take up the position as Project Manager for OGB, the resulting vacancy was filled through the recruitment of Anne Mahon, who has been contracted as District Support, CONGU & USGA administrator.

ILGU Board

Staff and Areas of Responsibility Sinead Heraty – Chief Executive Sandra Barnett – Championships & Tournaments Sarah Crowe – One Governing Body Project Manager Cian Hoban – High Performance & Championships Jane Kinch – Finance & Accounts Anne Mahon – District Support, CONGU & USGA Audrey Quinn – Office, Administration & Safeguarding Carla Reynolds – Communications, Media & Junior Development

The Board of the ILGU is comprised of eleven extremely skilled and experienced individuals, each providing a unique area of expertise which contributes to the overall strategic direction of the Union. The structure of the Board ensures that each of the five Districts are represented. The Board is dedicated to progressing the game of golf in Ireland and significant responsibilities of the ILGU such as High Performance, Junior Development, Finance, CONGU and Rules are hugely important in achieving this. At the close of 2017 three of our Board members; Patricia Jordan, Sheena McElroy and Eilish Smith completed their term on the Board.

ILGU Service Providers – High Performance and Development David Kearney – High Performance Manager Robbie Cannon – Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Michelle Carroll – Development Coach Johnny Foster – Short Game Chris Jelly – Long Game & Data Analysis Sharon Morris – Physiotherapy Donal Scott – Putting & Performance Analysis Lee-Ann Sharpe – Psychology & Lifestyle Management

Patricia has served on the Board since 2014 as Ulster Director and her passion and dedication to her role has been outstanding. We sincerely thank Patricia for her contribution to the game of golf particularly in the areas of Handicapping and Course Rating. We also thank Eilish Smith who has served on the Board as Munster Director since 2014. Eilish has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board and sub-committees. Sheena, a member of the Board since 2012, has been instrumental as LGU Delegate. A long-standing player and ILGU Volunteer, her wisdom and input in all aspects has been greatly appreciated. 2017 also sees the end of term for our Chairman Brege McCarrick. Brege was appointed Chairman in 2014 and her advocacy has been undeniable not only on Board matters but also in contributing to the discussions on One Governing Body (OGB) for Golf in Ireland. In particular, her contribution to future organisational direction of the proposed OGB has been invaluable. The Board has a number of sub-committees and we wish to extend our thanks to the Directors who have added these extra responsibilities to their Director duties. The role of our International appointments and representatives on external bodies should also not go unnoticed. The work done namely by Roma English (CONGU), Nora Murphy (CONGU), Geraldine Henry (EGA) and Naoimh Quigg (R&A) contributes to the overall success of the Union.

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2017 Financial Performance The accounts for the year to 30th September 2017 show an operating deficit of €10,197 compared to a previous year operating deficit of €263,312 and a budget deficit of €69,654.

Description Total Income Total Expenditure Currency Surplus/(Deficit)

2017 €1,325,323 (€1,318,146) (€17,374) (€10,197)

Income Income increased by €32,560 for the year compared to previous year. • The number of adult members continued to decrease in 2017 by 0.77% or 276 members while the number of junior members declined by 8.17% or 298 members. The subscription rate remained constant at €28 or £23. • R&A Grant increased to £50,000. High Performance grant remained constant at €125,000. Core activities grant remained constant at €43,040. Sport NI grant of €34,156 received. • Sponsorship remained constant – AIG €28,000 and Revive Active €10,000. • Australian Spoons income of €38,430 is €2,014 favourable to last year. • Due to increasing costs of running competitions a €5 increase per person was implemented which has resulted in an increase in income of €5,797. • Income from the replacement of ILGU cards yielded €9,162. • Company van was sold for €1,000. • Interest received and receivable has fallen year on year due to reduced interest rates. Expenditure Expenditure decreased by €139,402 for the year compared to previous year. • Administration costs are €562,738 this year compared to previous year of €574,778 – reduction of €12,040. - The development of One Governing Body progressed substantially in 2017 with associated costs of €46,855. Costs are shared 50/50 with GUI. - Grants to Districts amounted to €20,000. - Number of staff remained constant at 8. While 1 staff member was seconded to CGI on 1st March as Project Manager for OGB with cost split 50/50 between GUI and the ILGU, the resulting vacancy was back filled later in the year.

2016 € 1,292,763 (€1,457,548) (€98,527) (€263,312)

Variance €32,560 €139,402 €81,153 €253,115

- €50,000 (as in 2016) was contributed to the CGI as part of our continuing commitment to support the activities it provides to golf clubs. • Team Expenses are €465,153 this year compared to previous year of €556,629 – reduction of €91,476. - Non-recurring expenditure associated with the Espirito Santo World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico (bi-annual event) in 2016, Olympic qualification along with more budget friendly competition locations contributed to the favourable variance. - Player grants of €12,439 were paid this year. - No junior club coaching grants were paid this year. • General Expenses are €290,255 this year compared to previous year of €326,141 – reduction of €35,886. - Development of the ILGU History of Golf book which started in 2016 continued this year.This is part of a 3 year project with €20,033 reflected in 2017 expenses. It is envisaged the book will go on sale next year. - Continued navigation improvements and additional developments to Golfnet 2 cost €21,444 this year. - To further provide for the World Amateur Team Championships to be held in Carton House next year, €20,000 has been set aside again this year, bringing the amount in this reserve to €139,916. It is anticipated that some of the cost associated with the running of this event will be offset with the support of Failte Ireland and Sport Ireland. • Currency - Currency loss of €17,374 this year compared to previous year of €98,527. The partial recovery of sterling along with a reduction in the amounts held in sterling have contributed to this improvement.

Thank you to our members, our sponsors including AIG Insurance, Revive Active, Sports Ireland, Sport N.I and the R&A for their financial support. 7


The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI)

The overarching aim of the framework is to map the progression of girls from beginner level, through to achieving a handicap of 35, at an appropriate rate for them as individuals (stages 1-4). This ensures they become proficient in all elements of the game as well as becoming integrated into the club environment with the result of increased participation and retention of girls.

Get into Golf This is an 8 week programme that is a mixture of lessons with a PGA Professional and on course activities with members of the ladies section. Over the past few years participating clubs have had a great degree of success as outlined by the following key stats: • Average number of participants (per programme) in Get into Golf for Women = 35 • Average conversion rate into membership (per programme) = 21 (60%) • 90% of participants surveyed agreed the programme and follow on membership offered value for money • Average club seeing a potential revenue return of €11,450.

For 2018 the Golf4Girls4Life Framework will be split into two main strands, with two main educational workshops and resources– G4G4L Recruitment & G4G4L Retention which will consist of the following: • Forming links with the local primary schools and running awareness days in the schools and/or club • Using the framework to build sustainable structures within the club • Creating a safe environment for children by ensuring all clubs involved are adhering to Golf’s Safeguarding Policy • Engaging lessons delivered by a PGA Professional using techniques such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Guided Discovery • Rules & Etiquette activities • Social activities

Stay in Golf To ensure maximum sustainability for clubs recruiting new members, a Stay in Golf resource has been made 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.

One Governing Body Discussions Background In November 2015, the One Governing Body (OGB) Discussions Group (DG) was tasked with developing a Proposal for OGB for Golf in Ireland. The first meeting of the DG took place in November 2015. The group has eight members, an independent external facilitator and a Project Manager.

Golf4Girls4Life The Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) joined together with the support of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) to create the Golf4Girls4Life Framework.

The group of 10 have conducted 25 meetings to date and have engaged with Club Members, Union Officials and Staff Members in consultation sessions throughout the island of Ireland. 23 DG meetings, 37 consultation meetings, 11 Working Groups, one dedicated workshop and many other engagements have enabled open thinking, big ideas and creative recommendations. Working Groups were formed in mid-2016 and early 2017 in 11 areas specific to the work of creating a new Governing Body for Golf in Ireland. The DG analysed, in detail, the reports and recommendations of the various Working Groups and the DG then undertook its second round of consultation with Club members, GUI/ ILGU Union Officials and Staff members. Key emerging ideas and WG recommendations were tested at the 22 consultation sessions. Feedback from the consultation sessions was discussed in detail by the DG. These recommendations, combined with input from a range of stakeholders over the past two years, enabled the DG to develop an Emerging Draft Proposal for OGB. 8


Since 2004 in Ireland, Golf Club membership has declined on average by over 70,000 and approx. 30 clubs have closed. Over the last decade, both male and female membership has significantly decreased, with Ireland experiencing a 26% decline in male adult membership, 25% in female adult membership, 16% in junior boys and 22% in junior girls. Benefits of Golf Ireland Club Membership Growth Attracting new golfers and new members will be easier if there is one clear and consistent message; golf can be challenging, it can be fun, but above all it is enjoyable whether you are a man, a woman, a boy or a girl, an elite player, a social player, an average player or a beginner. Golf is a health promoting hobby and is unique in that it is a game that can be enjoyed by all. Golf Ireland will promote golf as an integrated family-oriented sport with wide appeal, and one that can compete to be one of the most popular leisure activities. Improved Support for Clubs Club Support is not a core function of the ILGU or GUI. It is something that was introduced by the Unions in 2013, via the CGI, but with limited capacity to support the needs of all clubs. Golf Ireland is committed to making Club Support a core function. The new body will have a department responsible for supporting clubs in the areas of governance, business planning, membership growth and retention, communications, marketing etc.

Mary Rose Binchy (Milltown)

A True Governing Body No entity has ever been truly responsible for the game of golf in Ireland. ILGU and GUI were established in the late 1890s for the purpose of organising championships and international matches. Society has changed hugely in the past 125 years and it is important for golf to have a modern governing body that can respond to all needs of member clubs today, including club support and growing the game.

Review and fine tuning took place on the Emerging Draft and pending approval, the Final Proposal for OGB will be issued to Golf Clubs in early 2018, as part of a Golf Club Proposal pack. In February/early March, the DG plans to rollout its in depth Communications Briefings to clubs. This will not be consultation with clubs, as it will be for information purposes only and will provide clubs with the opportunity to ask any questions they may have around different elements of the Proposal.

Empowering Clubs The business of Annual Meetings of the ILGU and GUI is restricted to matters relevant to those bodies, such as championships and inter-club events. Clubs have no input into matters of broader importance to golf, such as golf development, promotion and club support. This will change under Golf Ireland as clubs will have their voices heard as members of THE governing body for golf in Ireland.

Why are we doing this? Ireland is one of the top three countries in Europe with the highest participation rates for Golf. Iceland leads in terms of participation, at an impressive 5%, followed closely by Sweden and Ireland place themselves in third position, at approx. 4% participation. The decline in membership numbers in Ireland and elsewhere is a concern and there is a possibility that with the current downwards trends, Ireland could fall down to less than 1% participation, in line with the European norm.

Improved Club Structure Having one governing body will remove the requirement for a men’s club and a ladies club. The ILGU and GUI, by virtue of being separate, require separate clubs or sections within each golf facility. Golf Ireland will 9


work with Golf Clubs to develop a range of efficient management structures to ensure the future success of the game at club level.

Paula Quinn and Rosemary O’Brien (Roscommon)

More Funding for Golf Whilst the ILGU and GUI have enjoyed good relationships with funding agencies and international golfing bodies, golf in Ireland has never been represented by a single voice, resulting in poorer than deserved support for golf clubs in sports capital funding. Golf Ireland will be positioned to speak on behalf of golf in Ireland and is committed to lobbying on behalf of golf to improve these levels of support. Visit www.onegoverningbody.com for further information.

USGA Course Rating In 2017, 50 courses were rated for Standard Scratch and Slope and 315 clubs have now been issued with ninehole SSS Certificates. Nine-hole competitions were introduced by CONGU to enable players, who do not have the time or were unable to complete 18 holes to maintain a handicap which reflects their current playing ability.

is no stranger to hosting prestigious events, Mairead Martin (Kanturk) prevailed as leading qualifier before Paula Grant (Lisburn) shone through once again. She encountered a close final with fellow international, Ciara Casey (Hermitage), but the Lisburn player had the edge as she ensured the win on the 17th green, for her second Irish Women’s Close title having won previously in 2013 at Ballybunion.

ILGU Tournaments & Championships The ILGU run over 80 District and National Tournaments and Championships every year. The first National Championship of the 2017 season was held once again at the impressive Roganstown where Swede, Ingrid Lindblad, sailed to success as she captured the Irish Girls’ Open Stroke Play title, four shots clear of Kaylee De Jonge (Netherlands), her nearest competitor. Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) finished best of the Irish, tied for 3rd place.

Mid-July saw the cream of U18 Irish Girls descend on Mallow Golf Club, with the hope of being crowned Irish Girls’ champion. It was the impressive Mairead Martin (Kanturk) who emerged as victor as she beat Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) in the final. Irish Senior’s Golf was as competitive as ever in 2017. Irish International Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) had a narrow victory over Maria O’Reilly (Headfort) to win the Irish Seniors’ Close at Bunclody. Later in the year Christine Petit-Martin (France) finished top of an International field at the Irish Senior’s Open Stroke Play hosted by Belvoir Park while defending champion Gertie McMullen (The Island) this year had to settle for third.

Next to follow was the Women’s Open Stroke Play at Co. Louth. 2017 was the first of five years this event will be held at Co. Louth and honours Baltray legends Clarrie Reddan and Philomena Garvey.The title went to Skerries International Maria Dunne who proved too good for the rest of the field, as she lifted the trophy after carding rounds of 66, 76 and 74. English duo Sophie Lamb and Gemma Clews finished tied for 2nd two shots further back.

Shannon was the scene for the ILGU Women’s and Girl’s Interprovincial Matches. Over fifty players and eight teams headed for Co. Clare and it was double delight for Leinster as they dominated the week and managed

The Irish Women’s Close Championship this year travelled to the Midlands. Taking place at Mullingar, which

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to capture both titles. Respective team Captains Mary Dowling (New Ross) and Stephanie McNiff (Tullamore) were thrilled with their team’s work for the week.

captured the Bronze Medal with a score of 69 nett. One of the final events of the year, the ILGU Junior Medal at Seapoint, was captured by Charlie Maxwell (Royal Curragh) with 41points.

The AIG Ladies Cups and Shields inter-club match play once again proved to be the busiest event in the ILGU calendar. Approximately 14,000 golfers and 1,300 teams took part throughout the year with six National Champions crowned at Malone Golf Club. The enthusiasm and emotion from players and supporters at the glorious Malone ensured an enjoyable week for all.

Safeguarding Golf is committed to helping Clubs make their activities safe for young people whilst encouraging them to reach their full potential. Since 2014, 1205 people have attended Safeguarding 1 – Basic Awareness Workshops across the country. 2292 people have been vetted through Garda Vetting or Access NI. Under Golf’s Safeguarding Policy, supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI, it is now mandatory for each Golf Club to have a Safeguarding Policy in place. In addition to this, Clubs should: • Complete appropriate Vetting Checks. This is now mandatory for all those working regularly with juniors • Ensure all working with juniors partake in Safeguarding 1 course • Sign Code of Conducts annually (leaders, juniors, parents) • Appoint a Club Children’s Officer and Designated Liaison Person • Arrange appropriate training for all those working with juniors • Communicate Safeguarding procedures to staff, coaches, volunteers, parents, members and juniors

2017 AIG Ladies Cups and Shields – National Champions Senior Foursomes: Killarney Junior Foursomes: Portumna Junior Cup: Limerick Intermediate Cup: Cahir Park Minor Cup: Lee Valley Challenge Cup: Malahide Inter-club golf participation is stronger than ever and Revive Active has continued as title sponsor of the National Fourball. Having triumphed in 2015, Ballybunion were denied a second National Fourball win, as it was Killymoon who played spectacular golf at Royal Tara Golf Club in what proved to be an exciting final. The deciding match went the full distance and a birdie 4 from Colleen Conway on the 18th secured the win for Killymoon. The All-Ireland Senior Cup and Girls’ Inter-club finals were hosted by Royal Curragh Golf Club. While Royal County Down Ladies had teams competing in both, it was Killarney who were crowned Senior Cup Champions and Grange who lifted the Girls Inter-club titles.

Section 6 of the Club Handbook for Junior Golf is dedicated to Safeguarding and more details can be found by visiting: www.cgigolf.org/safeguarding

The GUI and ILGU introduced a joint Nine-Hole Championship in 2017. Four Regional Finals took place at Sutton,Thurles,Tubbercurry and Rockmount with 160 clubs represented. Eight lucky finalists were given the chance to play in the R&A Nine-Hole Championship final at Royal Birkdale in the run-up to The Open. The 2017 Australian Spoons National Final was held at Co. Longford Golf Club. Claire Coughlan-Ryan and Oonagh Barry (Cork), playing off a combined handicap of fifteen, scored a very impressive 38 points to win the Australian Spoons National title. The ILGU Silver and Bronze National Medal finals took place at Headfort Golf Club over the old and new courses. Both courses, just outside Kells, Co. Meath provided a testing challenge for competitors. Vanessa Austin (Nenagh) won the Silver Medal after shooting a 70 nett and Jessica Reddan, also uniquely from Nenagh,

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Club Membership Current female membership stands at 35,825. Overall membership has fallen by 6% since 2013, however this is showing signs of stabilising with just 0.7% decrease in 2017 compared to 1.3% in 2016.

ILGU Membership

Connacht

2014

2014

2013

3,881

2016

2013

3,792

3,365

1 13,61

2015

3,731

13,449

2015

2016

13,293

2017

3,601 2014

2013

5,401

Ulster

East Leinster

13,352

2013

7,083

2017

8,016

5,013

2016

4,893 4,894 2017

Mid Leinster

2015

6,693

6,689 2013

2015

6,881

2016

13,188

5,253

2014

2016

2017

6,686

2014

7,706

2015

7,664

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Lady Vice Captains Workshops

coaches, staff and volunteers. The ILGU aims to create a safe environment in which players and coaches can realise their full potential through programmes that are constantly reviewed and improved in order to establish a world class system that encourages participation and strives for excellence. The ILGU will encourage the participation of all players at early stages and deliver programmes which aid development by affording players the time and space to learn and acquire fundamental physical and mental skills which can be built on at a stage suitable to the individual player.

The role of Lady Captain is evolving and it has highlighted an increasing need to understand and address the challenges facing Clubs today. The LVC workshops took place in February/March 2017 and will take place again in 2018 to ensure that all Lady Captains and Vice Captains: • Have a clear understanding of their role, the role of the Ladies Committee and in some cases the role of the Management Committee. • Take up their role with greater confidence and enjoy their year as they represent their Club and membership both locally and nationally. • Understand the challenges facing golf clubs and how these can be addressed.

High Performance The aim of the High Performance programme is to produce World Class players who consistently achieve podium finishes at international events. The program is continuously evolving with the panel now consisting of 4 players progressing toward the highest levels of amateur golf, with the majority aspiring to join the professional ranks over the coming years. Some of these players are still very much in the development phase of their golfing career and therefore the approach of delivering prescribed interventions from our Coaching team will have maximum benefit. Bespoke individual plans will therefore be designed by the High Performance Manager

Grow the Game, Beat the Competition

The strategy focuses on increasing the numbers of young girls and ladies playing golf and provides a wide range of high quality player centred programmes by highly skilled 12


PLAY for LIFE

Drop-out/Time-out

High Perf. Funded Perf. Horizon Performance Regional Support Club - Golf4Girls4Life Recruitment, Coaching and Retention

Drop-out/Time-out

in conjunction with the ILGU Coaching team and player’s personal coach in order to maximise progression. Squad sessions will be in the form of a Warm Weather Training programme which will afford players concentrated contact time with the ILGU Coaching team in a high quality training environment. In addition to this, individual tournament schedules will be directed, with the aim of achieving top finishes at appropriate international events.

Community and School Awareness

Funded Performance The aim of the Funded Performance programme is to encourage players to compete on the international stage and represent Ireland at international team events, while also pursuing personal goals. Players in this programme are considered to be either “self-sufficient� or on the pathway to such, and capable of designing a training and competition plan which will allow them to achieve both their golfing and personal goals. Players have typically taken part in previous ILGU training programmes and now have an established personal coaching team and support systems in place. With this in mind, the role of the ILGU becomes focused on financially supporting these players and only having a reactionary influence on their performance plans, based on requests from players.

Non-Golfers

Horizon Performance The aim of the Horizon programme is to offer a holistic approach to player development and achieve notable performances at appropriate international events, whilst preparing players to join the Elite Performance Programme in years to come. This panel is made up of players who have shown exceptional progression and is open to any girl between the age of 12 - 18 that also has a handicap of 6 or lower.The programme was initially set up to cater for girls up to the age of 16 but upon review, the criteria was extended to U18. The programme will award girls increased contact time with the ILGU Coaching team in the form of assessment and training

Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell)

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With this in mind, the programme aims to “Grow the Game, Beat the Competition”, in line with direction from Sport Ireland, and therefore is based on delivering one of the following two objectives; • Increasing the number of registered female golfers in the country • Developing players to achieve podium finishes on the world stage

Going Digital & Communications The ILGU is committed to providing its members with consistent and open communication. In 2017, the ILGU continued its quarterly newsletter to all members who have registered on the Golfnet website. Once registered on Golfnet, members have the ability to view their handicap information and will automatically receive the ILGU quarterly newsletter. The ILGU has also continued to increase its use of social media and engaged with a huge audience, both nationally and internationally, throughout 2017. The ILGU use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as its main social media channels and created interest online throughout the various events this year. There is broader scope to use social media moving into 2018, especially at the World Amateur Team Championships and through campaigns such as Handicap Awareness, Junior Golf week and Get into Golf week. As well as continuing to build on its communications via its social channels into the future, the ILGU will look to collate feedback from its members on a range of topics to ensure continuous development.

Aoife NiThuama (UCC)

days. Additionally, there will be a focus on ensuring players plan and execute a robust tournament schedule which combines various levels of competition while taking into consideration their education commitments.

Regional Support Programme It is important to the ILGU that developing players are catered for and given options for personal progression. The Regional Programme for 2018 will be two-fold; • Regional Coaching Sessions (U21): Players will receive coaching in a number of areas but will be presented with ways to measure and record their own personal progression. Content of these sessions is proposed to use the PTTM (Physical, Technical, Tactical and Mental) Coaching Method for Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). • Horizon Experience Days (U16): The ILGU’s Horizon Experience Days aim to give players a taste of what might be required to make the next step. The program is designed to give up and coming young female players in Ireland the opportunity to see how our International stars train, get advice from the High Performance coaches and get to meet other girls who harbour the same ambitions.

Outlook for 2018 The ILGU has a very busy year to look forward to in 2018: 2018 World Amateur Team Championships

The Irish Ladies Golf Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland will host the 2018 Ladies and Men’s World Amateur Team Championships (WATC), with the Montgomerie and O’Meara courses at Carton House the venues for the event. 14


CONGU changes in 2018 and progressing to World Wide Handicapping

After a very pleasing performance at the WATC in 2016, where both Irish teams secured Bronze place finishes, the 2018 WATC at Carton House is looking very promising for further Irish success. In all, 72 nations are represented in team competition, with the women’s teams competing for the Espirito Santo Trophy and the men’s teams vying for the Eisenhower Trophy.

Coming into effect on 1st January 2018, a number of changes will be made to the CONGU Unified Handicapping System (UHS). These changes include adjustments to supplementary scores, mixed tee competitions, nine-hole competitions, handicap adjustments and the retirement of Club and Disability handicaps. Further information on these updates can be found at www.congu.co.uk

An Athlete’s Village will be created at Maynooth University with accommodation for teams and an Athlete Hub will be designed to include a range of amenities both event-related and extra-curricular in nature. Both Ireland’s ladies and men’s teams will be hoping to go at least one better than their historic bronze medals at Mexico 2016 and as much support as possible is encouraged with the ladies competition starting on Wednesday 29th August for 4 days and the men’s event one week later on the 5th – 8th September.

The ILGU and GUI have set up a joint Handicapping and Course Rating Committee for the purposes of reviewing the proposed introduction of a World Handicap System. These meetings will continue in 2018 and 2019 to progress this proposal and updates will be provided when they become available.

One Governing Body (OGB) Proposal - Golf Club Vote The Final Proposal for OGB will be issued to Golf Clubs in early 2018, as part of a Golf Club Proposal pack.

Rules of Golf changes The R&A and the USGA have proposed new Rules of Golf to come into effect on the 1st January 2019.

Following this, in February/March 2018, the Discussions Group (DG) plans to rollout its in depth Communications Briefings to clubs. These briefings will be conducted in up to 50 venues and members of the DG will update attendees on all elements of the Proposal. It will also provide clubs with the opportunity to ask questions.

The aim is to modernise the Rules and make them easier to understand. The Rules will be written in a user-friendly style with shorter sentences, commonly used phrases, bulleted lists and explanatory headings.The initiative also focuses on assessing the overall consistency, simplicity and fairness of the Rules for play.

The ILGU and the GUI will be asking clubs to vote on the Proposal to establish a new Governing Body for Golf in Ireland after these briefing sessions. Both the ILGU and the GUI will hold a special EGM and will invite clubs to attend to cast their vote. This will occur in March/ April 2018 and all clubs will receive a notification about the exact date and venue.

During 2018, ILGU and GUI Rules Officials will take part in the R&A’s Rules Education programme with the aim to introduce golfers to the new Rules as soon as possible. In order to address Pace of Play, the ILGU will be promoting “ready golf” in all stroke play events from 2018. For further information on Rules Modernisation please visit the R&A site www.rules.golf

The ILGU celebrates 125 Years

New Events 2018 will see the introduction of new events to the ILGU Calendar. Following the introduction of the student’s nine-hole match play sprint at Woodbrook in 2017, the college fixture list now includes an additional event - the Irish Students Sixes - which will be a six-hole round-robin pairs match play championship played on 1-2 February at The Heath.

Established in 1893, the ILGU will celebrate 125 years of existence in 2018. To mark this occasion, the ILGU will release A History of Women’s Golf in Ireland early in 2018, a copy of which will be made available to all golf clubs throughout the country. This publication will be a reflection of the history of the ILGU, Women’s Golf in Ireland and will tell the story of golf’s origin, progression and development since 1893.

Furthermore, the Connacht District has added the Connacht Play & Stay event at Glasson in September.This event will see current and past Lady Captains invited for the opportunity to network and experience a day which aims to highlight the social aspect of the game. 15


Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) competing at the 2017 Vagliano Trophy

Diane McIvor (Killymoon) celebrates her win in the Revive Active National Fourball Final

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Irish Golf Scholars Internationally Based Name

College

Location

Year

Darcey Carr

Harvard

Massachusetts

Senior/4th

Ariana Coyle-Diez

Penn-State

Pennsylvania

Senior/4th

Olivia Mehaffey

Arizona State University

Arizona

Sophomore/2nd

Shannon Heerey

Ranger College

Texas

Senior/4th

Leona Maguire

Duke University

North Carolina

Senior/4th

Lisa Maguire

Duke University

North Carolina

Senior/4th

Michelle Tierney

Weber State

Utah

Senior/4th

Chloe Weir

Kansas State University

Kansas

Junior/3rd

Tara Whelan

Central Connecticut

Connecticut

Senior/4th

Julie McCarthy

Auburn University

Alabama

Freshman/1st

Niamh McSherry

Kansas State University

Kansas

Freshman/1st

Irish Based Development and Scholarship Programmes Name

University

Year

Shannon Burke

University of Ulster

MSC

Niamh Ward

University of Ulster

1st

Ciara Casey

Maynooth University

1st

Molly Dowling

Maynooth University

3rd (final)

Mary Doyle

Maynooth University

2nd

Meadhbh Doyle

Maynooth University

3rd (final)

Gemma McCarthy

Maynooth University

3rd

Eleanor Metcalfe

Maynooth University

2nd

Clodagh Walsh

Maynooth University

2nd

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Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) and Rachel Thompson (Cork) laugh during their Irish Girls’ Close Championship semi-final.

U G L I onal

Nati s p i h s n o i Champ

Ciara Casey (Hermitage) watches her bunker shot during the Irish Women’s Close Championship final.

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IRISH GIRLS’ CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP – MALLOW GOLF CLUB

IRISH WOMEN’S CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP – MULLINGAR Paula Grant

Final Mairead Martin (Kanturk) beat Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo) 7&6 Semi-finalists Rachel Thompson (Cork) Valerie Clancy (Killarney) Quarter-finalists Georgia Carr (Milltown) Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) Canice Screene (Hermitage) Nicole Joyce-Moreno (Spain) Muwick Cup (Qualifying) 140 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 145 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 145 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 145 Kate Lanigan (Hermitage)

71 74 72 71

69 71 73 74

Pat Fletcher Trophy (Plate) Final Leah Temple-Lang (Elm Park) beat Sara Byrne (Douglas) 19th Violet Haslett Cup (Best Gross U16) 145 Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) 71 74 Dorothy Glendinning Trophy (Best Nett)

Final Paula Grant (Lisburn) beat Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 3&1 Semi-finalists Mary Dowling (New Ross) Sarah Cunningham (Ennis)

Mairead Martin

Quarter-finalists Maria Dunne (Skerries) Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) Valerie Clancy (Killarney) Lisa O’Shea (Shannon) Leitrim Cup (Qualifying) 148 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 149 Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 149 Paula Grant (Lisburn)

75 73 75 74 74 75

Ita Wallace Trophy (Plate) Final Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) beat Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) 4&2

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IRISH U18 GIRLS’ STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP – ROGANSTOWN 213 217 219 219 219 219 221 221 222 222 223

Ingrid Lindblad (Sweden) 71 Kaylee De Jonge (Netherlands) 75 Jessica Hall (England) 77 Jillian Farrell (Scotland) 75 Lee-Anne Bramwell (Wales) 73 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 69 Euphemie Rhodes (England) 74 Matilda Cederholm (Sweden) 72 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 76 Elsa Svensson (Sweden) 74 Anna Cathrine Krekling (Norway) 76

IRISH WOMEN’S OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP – CO. LOUTH 72 72 71 70 70 79 72 77 74 72 74

Maria Dunne

70 70 71 74 76 71 75 72 72 76 73

Ingrid d Lindbla

216 218 218 221 221 221 223 223 223 224

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Maria Dunne (Skerries) Sophie Lamb (England) Gemma Clews (England) Kath O’Connor (Wales) Lianna Bailey (England) Carolin Kauffmann (Germany) Louisa Brunt (England) Georgia Price (England) Rachel Thompson (Cork) Sarina Schmidt (Germany)

66 71 67 72 71 69 78 74 73 75

76 76 75 74 73 76 72 72 76 78

74 71 76 75 77 76 73 77 74 71


IRISH SENIOR WOMEN’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – BELVOIR PARK 221 231 232 234 235 236 236 240 242 243

Christine Petit-Martin (France) Catherine Rawthore (England) Gertie McMullen (The Island) Sally Krueger (USA) Caroline Berry (England) Jacqui Morgan (Australia) Amanda Mayne (England) Sheena McElroy (Grange) Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) Sandy Catford (England)

74 78 77 79 80 80 77 79 82 79

75 79 77 76 75 78 80 82 77 84

IRISH SENIOR WOMEN’S CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP – BUNCLODY

e Suzann n a r Corco

72 74 78 79 80 78 79 79 83 80

Roma English Trophy (Best Gross Over 60) 236 Jacqui Morgan (Australia) 80 78 78 Eileen Connolly Trophy (Best Nett) 228 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 75 78 75 Bagnalstown Cup (Best Nett Over 60) 228 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 75 78 75

e Christin PetitMartin

Chanpionship Final Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) beat Maria O’Reilly (Headfort) 19th Semi-finalists Gertie McMullen (The Island) Catherine Reilly (The Heath) Quarter-finalists Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown) Mary MacLaren (Royal Porturush) Laura Webb (East Berkshire) Pat Doran (Donabate) Plate Final Margaret Campion (Killarney) beat Ann Monteith (Slieve Russell) Semi-finalists Mark Kinsella (Tullamore) Margaret Hayes (Tralee) Quarter-finalists Mairead Cronin (Stackstown) Fiona Glass (Ballycastle) Joan Scanlon (Newcastle West) Fiona Corbett (Castletroy) 21


U ILG ional

Canice Screen (Hermitage)

Nat ts n e m a Tourn

Sara Byrne (Douglas)

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WOMEN’S INTERPROVINCIAL MATCHES – SHANNON

3 pts Leinster Ciara Casey (Hermitage), Ariana Coyle-Diaz (Elm Park), Molly Dowling (Lucan), Mary Doyle (The Heath), Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington), Aedin Murphy (Carlow), Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) Captain: Mary Dowling (New Ross)

1 pt Munster Kelly Brotherton (Killarney), Sarah Cunningham (Ennis/ Lahinch), Aoife Lowry (Tipperary), Gemma McCarthy (Clonmel/Milltown), Karen O’Neill (Douglas), Lisa O’Shea (Shannon), Paula Walsh (Doneraile) Captain: Tracy Eakin (Dooks)

2 pts Ulster Louise Coffey (Malone), Jenny Fawcett (Shandon Park), Niamh McSherry (Lurgan), Jessica Ross (Clandeboye), Lucy Simpson (Massereene), Niamh Ward (Lurgan), Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) Captain: Mandy McEvoy (Bangor)

0 pt Connacht Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe), Zoe Collins (Castle Royale), Hilary Hall (Enniscrone), Clodagh Hopkins (Woodbrook), Maureen Keane (Westport), Maeve Kelly (Castledargan), Anne McCormack (Naas) Captain: Marie Carr (Athenry)

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U18 GIRLS’ INTERPROVINCIAL MATCHES – Shannon

3 pts Leinster Jan Browne (Kilkenny), Georgia Carr (Milltown), Emma Fleming (Elm Park), Anna Foster (Elm Park), Kate Lanigan (Hermitage), Ellen O’Gorman (Milltown), Leah Temple Lang (Elm Park) Captain: Stephanie McNiff (Tullamore)

½ pts Munster Jemma Barry (Douglas), Niamh Carmody (Tralee), Anna Dawson (Tramore), Aine Donegan (Woodstock), Shannon Hegarty (Ennis), Kate McElroy (Faithlegg), Niamh O’Dwyer (Lahinch) Captain: Jennifer Hickey (Doneraile)

2pts Ulster Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle), Maeve Cummins (Lurgan), Kate Dwyer (Rossmore), Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush), Anna McVicker (Belvoir Park), Nicole JoyceMoreno (Spain), Molly O’Hara (Clandeboye) Captain: Nicky Smyth (Royal Portrush)

½ pts Connacht Vicki Conlon (Enniscrone), Annabel Greham (Ballina), Shona Hendrick (Tuam), Sinead Lohan (Portumna), Chloe O’Connor (Roscommon), Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo), Niamh Smyth (Oughterard) Captain:Tracey Farrell (Co. Longford)

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U G L I

b u l c r Inte ts Even

Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunion) at the Revive Active Fourball National Finals

Portumna celebrate at the AIG Ladies Cups and Shields National Finals

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Aig Ladies Cups & Shields National Finals – Malone

14,000 s r e f l o g

1,310 teams

Team entries 309 Ulster 291 Munster 373 East Leinster 197 Mid Leinster 140 Connacht Competition entries 279 Challenge Cup 272 Minor Cup 248 Intermediate Cup 163 Junior Cup 233 Junior Foursomes 115 Senior Foursomes

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na Por tumr Junio s me Fourso

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ck Limeri r Junio Cup

ark Cahir P iate ed Interm Cup

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l ey Lee Val r Mino Cup

e Malahidge Challen Cup

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AIG LADIES CUPS & SHIELDS – Malone Senior Foursomes Final

Killarney

2-1 Roscommon

Semi finals Killarney Roscommon

2-1 2½-½

Lucan Lucan

¼ final

½-2½

Lurgan

½-2½

Portumna

Semi finals Woodbrook Portumna

1-2 3-0

Ballykisteen The Heath

¼ final

2½-½

Shandon Park

Carlow

Junior Foursomes Final

Ballykisteen

Ballykisteen

Junior Cup Final

Limerick 4-1 Athenry

Semi finals Stackstown Athenry

2-3 4-1

Limerick Royal Curragh

¼ final

2-3

Limerick

3-2

Carton House

Semi finals Wicklow Shandon Park

2-3 2-3

Cahir Park Carton House

¼ final

3½-1½ Mountbellew

Lurgan

Intermediate Cup Final

Cahir Park

Cahir Park

Minor Cup Lee Valley

Final Mountbellew

1-4

Semi finals Wexford Donaghadee

1½ - 3½ Mountbellew 2-3 Lee Valley

¼ final

3½-1½ Headfort

Mountbellew

Challenge Cup Final

Malahide 4-1 Fintona

Semi finals Doneraile ½ - 4½ Malahide Mountbellew 1-4 Fintona ¼ final

Kate Whyte (Lucan)

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Malahide

4-1

Courtown


REVIVE ACTIVE LADIES FOURBALL – Royal Tara

Killymoon - 2017 Revive Active Fourball Champions

3,300 s r e y a l p

Killymoon - 2017 All-Ireland Revive Active Fourball Champions

222 teams

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Final

Ballybunion 2-3

Killymoon

Semi-final 1

Killymoon

3-2

Lucan

Semi-final 2

Portumna

1½-3½ Ballybunion

East Region

Lucan

3½-1½ Dun Laoghaire

South Region Fota Island

2-3

Ballybunion

North Region Killymoon

3 -2

Ballycastle

West Region Ballybofey/ Stranorlar

1½-3½ Portumna


ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CUP FINALS – ROYAL CURRAGH All-Ireland Senior Cup Champions Killarney

Final

Killarney

4-1

Semi-finals

Killarney The Heath

3-2 The Island 1½-3½ Royal Portrush

¼ finals Killarney 4-1 Roscommon ½-4½ The Heath 3½-1½ Lahinch 2-3

ILGU MEDAL FINALS (2016) HEADFORT

Royal Portrush

Kilkenny The Island Royal County Down Ladies Royal Portrush

Silver – Headfort (New Course) 70 73 77 Gross 73 73

Vanessa Austin (Nenagh) Lillian McMullan (Loughgall) Olivia Lucas (Lahinch) Mia Quinn (Co. Louth) Siobhan Hunt (Bearna)

Bronze – Headfort (Old Course) 69 71 93 Gross 72 76

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Jessica Reddan (Nenagh) Sinead Kyne Campbell (Oughterard) Jane Molony (Knightsbrook) Patricia Skehill Eilish Smith (Malone)


IRISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS – MILLTOWN Senior Cup (Gross, 2 from 3 scores to count) 55pts. 54 pts. 43 pts. 40 pts. 38 pts.

Pipers Hill College, Kildare Ursuline College Sligo Newbridge College Our Lady & St. Patrick’s College Scoile na Trínóide Naofa Doon

Lauren Walsh 32 Niamh Cronin 24 Kate Masterson 19 Beth Coulter 30 Lauren Kelly 20

Fiona Behan 23 Jenny Demmel [15] Ellen Lawlor 24 Celine Hamill 10 Kaelin O’Keefe 18

Isabel Gorey [14] Maeve Rooney 30

Junior Cup (Gross, 2 from 3 scores to count) 45 pts. 44 pts. 38 pts. 35 pts. 27 pts.

Rockport School, Down Muckross Park College Loretto, Kilkenny Portumna CS St. Mary’s, Mallow

Katie Webb 14 Anna Foster 30 Ruth Ferris 11 Sinead Lohan 25 Aoibheann Daly 13

Molly O’Hara 31 Kate Sheridan 14 Niamh Glynn [11] Fiona Lohan [7] Rachel Kelleher 14

Jan Browne 27 Shiofra Ward O’Meara 10

Mary Nowlan Trophy (Best Gross Individual) 32pts Pipers Hill College, Kildare

Lauren Walsh

GIRLS INTER-CLUB CHALLENGE TROPHY – ROYAL CURRAGH Final Grange 2½-½ Limerick Ellen Nolan, Rachel Lynch, Ciara Corcoran Emily Walsh, Emma Guinane, Katie Gleeson Bronze

Royal County Down Ladies 2-1 Julia Hill, Aine Curran, Kerri Grant

Co. Sligo Katie Dunne, Zoe Dunne, Ella Rose Feeney

Semi-finals Grange 2-1 Ellen Nolan, Rachel Lynch, Ciara Corcoran Limerick 2½-½ Emily Walsh, Emma Guinane, Katie Gleeson

Royal County Down Ladies Lavinia Bowe, Katie Poots, Julia Hill Co. Sligo Katie Dunne, Zoe Dunne, Ella Rose Feeney

R&A NINE-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP – ROYAL BIRKDALE Regional Sutton Tubbercurry Thurles Rockmount

34pts 42pts 42pts 32pts

Alice McFadden & William O’Riordan (Woodbrook) Erca Kelly & Adrian Brennan (Mullingar) Carmel Condon & Stuart Perry (Slievenamon) May & Stephen Andrews (Greenisland) 33


AUSTRALIAN SPOONS – Co. Longford NATIONAL – Co. Longford 38pts Claire Coughlan Ryan & Oonagh Barry (Cork) 30pts gross Helen Jones & Vivienne Houston (Royal Portrush) 36pts Christina Rush & Hannah Grant (Claremorris) 35pts Caroline Delany & Mary Dolan (Mountbellew) 35pts Carmel Mullan & Maura Ryan (Elm Park) ULSTER – Killymoon 36 pts Norma McGilton & Freda McQuoid (Donaghadee) 36 pts Helen Jones & Vivienne Houston (Royal Portrush) 31 pts gross Pamela Telford & Yvonne Mitchell (Castlerock) 36 pts Heather Patterson & Gillian Murphy (Edenmore) 36 pts Ruth McCullough & Ruth Wee (Royal Portrush) MUNSTER – Fermoy 44 pts Niamh Foley & Deirdre Harte (Muskerry) 41 pts Liz Grey & Maura Shanahan (Tralee) 28 pts gross Claire Coughlan Ryan & Oonagh Barry (Cork) 40 pts Joanne Quaid & Michelle Keating (Cahir Park) 40 pts Joan Dinneen & Maggie Cleghorne (Monkstown) EAST-LEINSTER – Craddockstown 38 pts Annette Egan & Anne Gildea (Kilmashogue) 37 pts Maura Ryan & Carmel Mullan (Elm Park) 31 pts gross Molly Dowling & Sandra McCaffrey (Lucan) 36 pts Lee Murphy O’Connor & Irene Fenelon (Woodbrook) 35 pts Nano Brennan & Ann Cooke (Elm Park) EAST LEINSTER – Killeen 39 pts Siobhan Talbot & Carol Kearney (Corrstown) 39 pts Mary Fox & Christine McCluskey (Powerscourt) 25 pts gross Azmina Desmond & Christine Kroll (The Island) 86 pts Deirdre O’Reilly & Richella Boggan (Castleknock) 37 pts Christine Kenny & Breda Cully (Kilcock) CONNACHT – Claremorris 39 pts Caroline Delaney & Mary Dolan (Mountbellew) 38 pts Raymonde Standun & Laragh Standun (Galway) 22 pts gross Sheila Baynes & Deval Molloy (Castlebar) 38 pts Hannah Grant & Christina Rush (Claremorris) 37 pts Sophie Carr & Rosemary Carr (Donegal)) MID LEINSTER – Carlow 40 pts Alison O’Neill & Erca Kelly (Mullingar) 38 pts Aideen Kelly & Bernadette Kehoe (Athy) 28 pts gross Sarah Burke & Ann Marie Conlon (Mullingar) 38 pts Ruth Mullholland & Therese Maher (Mount Juliet) 38 pts Vera Smyth & Patricia Rowland (Birr)

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ILGU JUNIOR MEDAL – SEAPOINT

Charlie Maxwell (Royal Curragh) winner of the Golf Medal at Seapoint

41 pts 39 pts 48 pts 36 pts 39 pts 39 pts

Gold Silver Bronze Gross 2nd 3rd

Charlie Maxwell (Royal Curragh) Olivia McCrystal (Holywood) Aoife Quinn (Dun Laoghaire) Aine Donegan (Woodstock) Tara Laverty (Royal Portrush) Chloe Maples-Gaffney (Royal Tara)

Aine Donegan (Woodstock)

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DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ulster

r Munste

Women’s Girls’

Ciara Casey (Hermitage) beat Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush) Maeve Cummins (Lurgan) beat Georgia Carr (Milltown)

2&1 3&2

Women’s Junior Girls’

Paula Walsh (Doneraile) beat Sara Byrne (Douglas) 220 to 228 Heather Fitzgerald (Limerick) beat Siobhan O’Mahony (Mitchelstown) 3&1 Sara Byrne (Douglas) beat Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) 228 (OCB)

Women’s Mairead Martin (Kanturk) beat Rachel McDonnell (Elm Park) r e t s in Junior (Duggan) Karen Forrester (Mannan Castle) beat Gill Rouiller (Mannan Castle) Le Girls Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) beat Kate Dwyer (Rossmore)

Connac

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Midlan

d

2&1 2&1 5&4

Women’s Junior Girls’

Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) beat Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) 236 (OCB) Carmel Moran (Castlebar) beat Corrina Griffin (Killarney) 177 to 179 Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) beat Aine Donegan (Woodstock) 213 to 223

Women’s Junior Girls’

Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) beat Fiona Behan (Killeen) Margaret Hearne (Wexford) beat Shuala McCarthy (Clonmel) Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) beat Aine Donegan (Woodstock)

1up on 19th 3&2 153 to 156

SCRATCH CUPS (36 Holes Stroke Play) Carlow Golf Club Cork Scratch Cup Royal Co. Down Ladies Woodbrook Lahinch Golf Club Hermitage Zara Bolton - Royal Portrush (Valley)

144 145 151 149 138 146 151

Paula Grant (Lisburn) Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) Paula Grant (Lisburn) Maria Dunne (Skerries) Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) Ciara Casey (Hermitage) Mary Dowling (New Ross)

71 75 77 76 69 74 75

73 70 74 73 69 72 76

2017 INTERVARSITIES CHAMPIONSHIP – ENNISCRONE 230 Ciara Casey (MU) 231 Eleanor Metcalfe (MU) 232 Shannon Burke (UU) 232 Molly Dowling (MU) 232 Mary Doyle (MU 235 Clodagh Jones (ITT) 241 Meadhbh Doyle (MU) CUT CUT CUT Judithe Allen (UU) Niamh Ward (UU) Clodagh Walsh (MU) Aoife Ní Thuama (UCC) Saoirse Lambe (MU) Kristen Bromley (UU/USA) Rachel McDonnell (UCD)

CUT

79 78 80 78 78 77 77 CUT 85 85 90 86 90 88 86 36

78 77 70 75 74 78 84 CUT 77 79 76 81 84 90 RTD

73 76 82 79 80 80 80 CUT

CUT

CUT


2018 PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMES on Funded Performance

13 on Horizon Performance

on High Performance

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JANUARY ILGU AGM – 142 clubs are represented as Vonnie Noonan takes over from Valerie Hassett as President of the ILGU. FEBRUARY Sheena McElroy captures the Portuguese Seniors Championship in a playoff. MARCH Lady Vice Captain Workshops take place in five locations across Ireland with 200 in attendance.

APRIL Ingrid Lindblad (Sweden) captures the Irish Girls’ Open Stroke Play at Roganstown. Irish U14/U16 team takes on Wales in a friendly match. AnnabelWilson wins the French U18 Girls’ Championship in Paris. Chloe Ryan and Annabel Wilson finish tied for 3rd at the Helen Holm Scottish Stroke Play.

MAY Top 10’s for Sinead Sexton and Paula Grant at the Welsh Open Stroke Play. Maria Dunne goes wire to wire to capture the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship at Co. Louth, this tournament will be hosted at Baltray for 5 years. 200 players compete at the Silver and Bronze Medal Finals at Headfort. Olivia Mehaffey and her Arizona State Sun Devils win the NCAA Championships in Illinois as Leona Maguire is voted US Colleges Player of the Year.

JUNE 50+ Role Models announced as Golf4Girls4Life Ambassadors. Paula Grant leads the qualifiers at the Women’s British Open Amateur Championship but it is Leona Maguire who takes home the final honours . Paula Grant wins the Irish Women’s Close Championship at Mullingar.

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JULY Leona Maguire, Olivia Mehaffey, Maria Dunne and Annabel Wilson represent GB&I at the Vagliano Trophy while Sara Byrne is selected on the Junior Vagliano Team. Suzanne Corcoran triumphs at the Irish Senior’s Close at Bunclody.

2017 Timeline

It’s double joy for Leinster as they take the Girls’ and Ladies Interprovincial titles at Shannon. Mairead Martin secures her first Irish Girls’ Close title at Mallow. Olivia Mehaffey finishes in the top 10 at the European Individual Championship. AUGUST Irish Ladies win the Home Internationals for the first time since 2004. Maguire wins the Mark H McCormack Medal as World number one amateur for third consecutive year. Killarney wins Irish Senior Cup as Grange were crowned Girls Inter-Club Champions at Royal Curragh. SEPTEMBER Six teams crowned National AIG Champions at Malone and Killymoon win the Revive Active Fourball Championship at Royal Tara. Irish Senior Women’s team victorious at Senior Home International Matches. Maria Dunne retires from International Golf, “the time has come to step away”. Christine Petit-Martin (France) dominates at the Irish Senior Women’s Open Stroke Play at Belvoir Park. Shannon Burke captures the European Universities Championship. Killeen duo Behan and Walsh win the R&A Coronation Foursomes at St. Andrews. OCTOBER Ciara Casey clinches the Irish Intervarsity Championship in her first year at Maynooth University. Leona Maguire secures her Symetra Tour status for 2018 by finishing tied for 9th at LPGA Q School Stage II. NOVEMBER Charlie Maxwell wins the ILGU Junior Medal at Seapoint with a fantastic 41pts. DECEMBER 2018 Regional Programme participants announced. 39


2017 ORDER OF MERIT Women’s 1st Paula Grant (Lisburn) 2nd Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 3rd Jessica Ross (Clandeboye)

Points 1,206 938 856

Girl’s 1st Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 2nd Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 3rd Mairead Martin (Kanturk)

Points 1,010 965 960

Senior’s Points 1st Gertie McMullen (The Island) 720 2nd Laura Webb (East Berkshire) 633 3rd Sheena McElroy (Grange) 583

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2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Teams

2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS TEAMS Vagliano Trophy (GB&I)

Bogogno Golf Resort, Italy

2nd (2)

GB&I 9 - 15 Europe Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 1 from 4pts Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) 2½ from 4pts Maria Dunne (Skerries) 1 from 4pts Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 0 from 4pts

Junior Vagliano Trophy (GB&I)

European Ladies Team Championships

Bogogno Golf Resort, Italy

2nd (2)

Montado, Portugal

9th (19)

GB&I 3 - 15 Europe Sara Byrne (Douglas) 0 from 4pts

9-10: Ireland 3.5 France 1.5 9-12: Ireland 3.5 Czech Republic 1.5 9-16: Ireland 4 Slovakia 1 Qualifying Scores 140 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 71 69 142 Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) 72 70 144 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 71 73 147 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 75 72 151 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 78 73 157 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 83 74 Captain: Danielle McVeigh Coach: Donal Scott

European Girls Team Championships

St. Laurence Golf, Finalnd

10th (19)

10-10: Ireland 3 Finland 2 9-12: Ireland 3 Slovenia 2 9-16: Ireland 3 Norway 2 Qualifying Scores 140 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 72 68 153 Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) 70 73 151 Sara Byrne (Douglas) 75 76 155 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 75 80 156 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 79 77 156 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 77 79 Captain: Gemma Butler Coach: Chris Jelly

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2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Teams European Senior Ladies Team Championships

Skalica Golf Resort, Slovakia

3rd (18)

3-4: Ireland 4 Germany 1 1-4: Ireland 1 England 4 1-8: Ireland 4 Belgium 1 146 Laura Webb (East Berkshire) 73 73 149 Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) 77 72 153 Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 80 73 154 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 79 75 156 Gertie McMullen (The Island) 78 78 157 Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown) 80 77 Captain: Pauline Walsh (Headfort)

Women’s Home Internationals

Little Aston, England

1st(4)

Ireland 5 England 5 Ireland 6 Wales 3 Ireland 5 Scotland 4 Ciara Casey (Hermitage), Maria Dunne (Skerries), Paula Grant (Lisburn), Mairead Martin (Kanturk), Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little), Chloe Ryan (Castletroy), Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) Captain: Danielle McVeigh, Coach: Donal Scott, Manager: Clodagh Hopkins

Girls Home Internationals

Senior Women’s Home Internationals

Little Aston, Scotland

2nd (4)

Ireland 2.5 England 6.5 Ireland 5.5 Wales 3.5 Ireland 6 Scotland 3 Sara Byrne (Douglas), Valerie Clancy (Killarney), Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle), Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush), Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo), Rachel Thompson (Cork), Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) Captain: Gemma Butler, Coach: Chris Jelly, Manager: Helen Jones

Newport Golf Club, Wales

1st (4)

Ireland 4 ½ England 3 ½ Ireland 6 Wales 2 Ireland 6 Scotland 2 Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Mary MacLaren (Royal Portrush), Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunnion), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Gertie McMullen (The Island), Catherine Reilly (The Heath), Laura Webb (East Berkshire) Captain: Pauline Walsh (Headfort)

World Junior Girls Championships

The Marshes Golf Club, Canada

T11 (20)

294 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 72 67 78 77 298 Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) 76 73 79 70 319 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 85 81 72 81

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2017 Selected International Results – Individuals INDIVIDUALS WOMEN’S

Place

Women’s World Amateur Rankings 2017

WWAGR rankings

European Amateur Rankings 2017

Player as of 09/10/2017

1st

Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell)

14th

Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL)

129th

Paula Grant (Lisburn)

163rd

Annabel Wilson (Lurgan)

285th

Chloe Ryan (Castletroy)

307th

Jessica Ross (Clandeboye)

336th

Chloe Weir (Shandon Park)

347th

Jessica Carty (Holywood)

395th

Maria Dunne (Skerries)

438th

Mairead Martin (Killarney)

585th

Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little)

586th

Sinead Sexton (Lahinch)

633rd

Valerie Clancy (Killarney)

686th

Ciara Casey (Hermitage)

LEAR rankings

as of 09/10/2017 1st

Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell)

5th

Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL)

57th

Paula Grant (Lisburn)

70th

Annabel Wilson (Lurgan)

111th

Chloe Ryan (Castletroy)

120th

Jessica Ross (Clandeboye)

128th

Chloe Weir (Shandon Park)

132nd

Jessica Carty (Holywood)

150th

Maria Dunne (Skerries)

168th

Mairead Martin (Killarney)

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2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Individuals GB&I Order of Merit 2017

GB&I OM rankings

Lausanne Golf Club, Switzerland

European Ladies Individual

Pyle & Kenfig, Wales

British Ladies Amateur Championship

as of 11/10/2017 1st

Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell)

4th

Paula Grant (Lisburn)

8th

Annabel Wilson (Lurgan)

12th

Chloe Ryan (Castletroy)

16th

Ciara Casey (Heritage)

18th

Maria Dunne (Skerries)

19th

Jessica Ross (Clandeboye)

21st

Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL)

22nd

Sinead Sexton (Lahinch)

25th

Valerie Clancy (Killarney)

29th

Mairead Martin (Killarney)

38th

Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little)

55th

Rachel Thompson (Cork)

59th

Sarah Cunningham (Ennis)

62nd

Louise Coffey (Malone)

T8

286 Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) 73 71 73 69

T42

294 Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 74 73 73 74

T45

295 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 79 70 73 73

MC

227 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 77 72 78

1st

142 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 70 72

Last 8

138 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 70 68

last 16

144 Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) 71 73

last 32

145 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 71 74

last 64

147 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 75 72

MC MC MC

155 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 73 82 159 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 86 73

MC

163 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 87 76

MC

152 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 69 83 155 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 73 82

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2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Individuals British Ladies Stroke Play

North Berwick Golf Club, Scotland

T2

291 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 75 70 75 71

12th

303 Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 79 76 76 72 309 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 80 76 77 76

T22 T25 T34 T34 41st MC MC MC

311 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 73 73 82 83 314 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 78 77 81 78 314 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 77 78 79 80 323 Sara Byrne (Douglas) 77 75 87 84 159 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 86 73 160 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 80 80 165 Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush) 86 79

South American Amateur Open Martindale, Buenos Aires

T11

290 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 70, 75, 75, 70

T30

302 Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 76, 74, 73, 79

Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play

T3

216 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 73 68 75

T3

216 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 72 72 72

T21

222 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 73 75 74

T31

224 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 73 78 73

T37

225 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 78 73 74

T37

225 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 73 77 75

T50

228 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 77 75 76

MC

156 Danielle McVeigh (RCDL) 81 75

MC

156 Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 75 81

MC

157 Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) 80 77

MC

158 Louise Coffey (Malone) 79 79

MC

159 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 80 79

MC

163 Mary Doyle (The Heath) 81 82

Last 8

144 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 75 69

French U21 Championship

Troon, Scotland

Paris, France

MC MC

144 Annabel Wilson 68 76 - Winner of U18 Cartier Trophy

MC

148 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 76 72

MC

151 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 79 72

MC

156 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 79 77 156 Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington)79 77

R&A Foundation Scholars

St, Andrews,

T2 45

216 Sinead Sexton (Stirling) 72 71 73


MC MC

144 Annabel Wilson 68 76 - Winner of U18 Cartier Trophy

MC

148 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 76 72

MC

151 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 79 72

MC

156 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 79 77

2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Individuals

156 Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington)79 77 R&A Foundation Scholars

St, Andrews,

T2

216 Sinead Sexton (Stirling) 72 71 73

Tournament

Scotland

T2

216 Chloe Ryan (Dublin) 71 68 77

9th

229 Molly Dowling (Maynooth) 72 72 85

T10 12 English Women’s Strokeplay

Woodhall Spa Golf Club,

Spanish Ladies Amateur Championship

Portuguese Ladies Amateur Championship

European Seniors Individual

238 Mary Doyle (Maynooth) 82 77 79 244 Shannon Burke (Maynooth) 76 82 86

T9

298 Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 69 78 74 77

T17

302 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 72 74 77 79

T25

306 Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 78 72 78 78

T29

310 Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) 76 78 79 77

Ashburnham,

T7

229 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 80 72 77

Wales

T10

230 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 81 76 73

20th

235 Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 81 78 76

T32

239 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 79 81 79

T44

244 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 88 75 81

T44

244 Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) 80 83 81

MC

166 Mary Doyle (The Heath) 88 78

MC

167 Georgia Carr (Milltown) 88 79

MC

169 Louise Coffey (Malone) 90 79

MC

172 Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush) 88 84

RTD

RTD Ellen O’Gorman (Milltown) 95

Last 32

146 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 73 73

England

Welsh Women’s Strokeplay

th

Sherry Golf Jerez, Spain

Montado, Portugal

Schloss Schonborn,

MC

154 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 78

MC

160 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 82 78

MC

169 Georgia Carr (Milltown) 87 82

RTD

RTD Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 85

T13

292 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 72 76 72 72

T18

294 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 74 74 75 71

T29

297 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 73 72 79 73

T35

300 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 74 75 74 77

MC

228 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 74 78

MC

233 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 77 79 77

MC

234 Georgia Carr (Milltown) 75 76 83

T25

248 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 84 84 80

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T29

297 Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little) 73 72 79 73

T35

300 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 74 75 74 77

MC

228 Maria Dunne (Skerries) 76 74 78

MC

233 Sinead Sexton (Lahinch) 77 79 77

MC

234 Georgia Carr (Milltown) 75 76 83

T25

248 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 84 84 80

2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Individuals European Seniors Individual

Schloss Schonborn, Austria

British Senior Ladies Open Stroke Play

Royal Belfast

Spanish International Senior Ladies Amateur Championship

Belfast,

Isla Canela Golf, Spain

3rd

224 Laura Webb (East Berkshire) 76 74 74

T7

232 Gertie McMullen (The Island) 75 84 73

T17

240 Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) 83 77 80

24th

242 Mary MacLaren (Royal Portrush) 80 80 82

26th

252 Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 77 81 94

MC

162 Kate Evans (Frilford Heath) 85 77

MC

164 Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) 81 83

MC

168 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 80 88

MC

173 Vivienne Houston (City of Derry) 83 90

WD

155 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 80 75

RTD

81 Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunion)

T5

234 Gertie McMullen (The Island) 77 78 79

T35

250 Kate Evans (RCDL) 85 80 85 258 Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 88 88 82

T53

JUNIOR (Under 18)

British Girls’ Amateur Championship

Enville, England

Girls German Open

European Young Masters (U16)

last 32

145 Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) 72 73

last 32

152 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 77 75

MC

154 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 78 76

MC

156 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 79 77

MC

159 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 76 83

GC St. Leon-Rot,

25th

225 Mairead Martin (Kanturk) 78 76 71

Germany

28th

226 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) 75 76 75

38th

233 Rachel Thompson (Cork) 83 73 77

T8

220 Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) 73 74 73

T30

234 Sara Byrne (Douglas) 73 82 79

Oslo, Norway

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2017 SELECTED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS – Individuals English U16 Stroke Play

English U14 Stroke Play

Blackmoor,

T11

223 Anna Foster (Elm Park) 74 79 70

England

T21

229 Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) 77 78 74

35

251 Niamh O’Dwyer (Lahinch) 77 90 84

Blackmoor,

RTD

145 Leah Temple Lang (Elm Park) 76 69 RTD

MC

79 Aine Donegan (Woodstock) 79

MC

80 Canice Screene (Hermitage) 80

MC

82 Jan Browne (Kilkenny) 82

MC

78 Anna Dawson (Tramore) 78

T50

176 Ellen Rodgers (Royal Portrush) 91 85

England Scottish U16 Stroke Play

Mortonhall, Scotland

Fairhaven Trophy

Fairhaven,

3th

305 Sara Byrne (Douglas) 78 77 74 76

England

MC

163 Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) 86 77

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2017 ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Company Registration No. 464891 (Republic of Ireland)

IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) COMPANY INFORMATION

Directors

Brege McCarrick - Chairman Vonnie Noonan - President Teresa Byrne Mary Culliton Rita Grealish Patricia Jordan Sheena McElroy Anne O'Sullivan Eilish Smith Clodagh Hopkins Gemma Butler

Secretary

Sinead Heraty

Company number

464891

Registered office

103 - 105 Q House 76 Furze Road Sandyford Industrial Estate Dublin 18

Auditor

Carney Walsh & Company Limited Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors 1 Clonskeagh Square Clonskeagh Dublin 14

Bankers

Allied Irish Banks plc 60 Clonskeagh Road Dublin 14 First Trust Bank 31-35 High Street Belfast BT1 2AL Bank of Ireland 17 Bridge Street Banbridge BT32 3JL Bank of Ireland Main Street Dundrum KBC Bank Sandwith Street Dublin 2

Solicitors

H O'Boyle & Company Solicitors 64 Booterstown Avenue Blackrock Co. Dublin

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) CONTENTS

Page Directors' report

1-2

Directors' responsibilities statement

3

Independent auditor's report

4-5

Income and expenditure account

6

Statement of comprehensive income

7

Balance sheet

8

Statement of changes in equity

9

Statement of cash flows

10

Notes to the financial statements

11 - 19

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) DIRECTORS' REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 The directors present their report and audited financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2017. Principal activities, review of the business and future developments The principal activity of the company continued to be that of acting as a governing body for amateur female golf in Ireland. The directors anticipate that activity will continue for the foreseeable future. The deficit for the year was €10,197. The income for the year increased by €34,002. There was a foreign exchange loss of €17,374 The Irish Ladies Golf Union continues to support the work of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland whose core function is to assist golf clubs in growing their membership, improve governance and structures at club level and the support of young professional golfers. The work of CGI is critical to the overall development of the game and they act on behalf of the ILGU, GUI and PGA. The Irish Ladies Golf Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland are in discussions on the creation of one Governing Body for golf in Ireland. The first of a series of meetings was held in November 2015 and continued in 2016 and 2017 with a view to a final proposal being presented to clubs in 2018. Principal risks and uncertainties The directors have identified the continued fall in membership and falling sponsorship opportunities due to the current economic climate and further reductions in government funding as the primary risks to the company . Results and dividends The results for the year are set out on page 6. Directors and secretary The Irish Ladies Golf Union Limited is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital. The directors do not have a beneficial interest in the company. Brege McCarrick - Chairman Vonnie Noonan - President Teresa Byrne Mary Culliton Rita Grealish Patricia Jordan Sheena McElroy Anne O'Sullivan Irene Poynton Eilish Smith Clodagh Hopkins Gemma Butler Valerie Hassett

(Appointed 28 January 2017)

(Resigned 28 January 2017) (Appointed 28 January 2017) (Appointed 28 January 2017) (Resigned 28 January 2017)

Employee matters The well being of the company's employees is safeguarded through the adherence to health and safety standards. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 imposes certain requirements on directors, managers and employees. Environmental matters The company will seek to minimise adverse impacts on the environment from its activities, whilst continuing to address health, safety and economic issues.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) DIRECTORS' REPORT (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Political donations The company made no political donations during the year and complied with the requirements of the Electoral Act 1997. Accounting records The company's directors are aware of their responsibilities, under sections 281 to 285 of the Companies Act 2014 as to whether in their opinion, the accounting records of the company are sufficient to permit the financial statements to be readily and properly audited and are discharging their responsibility by employing appropriate personnel and seeking external professional accounting advice. The accounting records are held at the company's registered office, 103 - 105 Q House, 76 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. Post reporting date events No events have taken place since the balance sheet date that fall to be disclosed under this heading. Auditor In accordance with the Companies Act 2014, section 383(2), the auditors, Carney Walsh & Company Limited, Chartered Accountants, will continue in office. Statement of disclosure to auditor Each of the directors in office at the date of approval of this annual report confirms that: • so far as the director is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the company's auditor is unaware, and • the director has taken all the steps that he / she ought to have taken as a director in order to make himself / herself aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the company's auditor is aware of that information. This confirmation is given and should be interpreted in accordance with the provisions of section 330 of the Companies Act 2014.

On behalf of the board

Brege McCarrick Director

Teresa Byrne Director

9 November 2017

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 The directors are responsible for preparing the Directors' Report and the financial statements in accordance with Irish law and regulations. Irish company law requires the directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year. Under that law, the directors have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland issued by the Financial Reporting Council. Under company law, the directors must not approve the financial statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities and financial position of the company as at the financial year end date and of the surplus or deficit of the company for that financial year and otherwise comply with the Companies Act 2014. In preparing these financial statements, the directors are required to: • select suitable accounting policies for the company financial statements and then apply them consistently; • make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; • state whether the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards , identify those standards, and note the effect and the reasons for any material departure from those standards; and • prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the company will continue in business. The directors are responsible for ensuring that the company keeps or causes to be kept adequate accounting records which correctly explain and record the transactions of the company, enable at any time the assets, liabilities, financial position and surplus or deficit of the company to be determined with reasonable accuracy, enable them to ensure that the financial statements and Directors' Report comply with the Companies Act 2014 and enable the financial statements to be audited. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

On behalf of the board

Brege McCarrick Director

Teresa Byrne Director

9 November 2017

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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) We have audited the financial statements of Irish Ladies Golf Union Limited (A company limited by guarantee not having a share capital) for the year ended 30 September 2017 set out on pages 6 to 19. The relevant financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is the Companies Act 2014 and FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland issued by the Financial Reporting Council. This report is made solely to the company’s members, as a body, in accordance with section 391 of the Companies Act 2014. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company and the company’s members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed. Respective responsibilities of directors and auditor As explained more fully in the Directors' Responsibilities Statement set out on page 3, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view and otherwise comply with the Companies Act 2014. Our responsibility is to audit and express an opinion on the financial statements in accordance with Irish law and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland). Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board's Ethical Standards for Auditors. Scope of the audit of the financial statements An audit involves obtaining evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements sufficient to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or error. This includes an assessment of: whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the company's circumstances and have been consistently applied and adequately disclosed; the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by the directors; and the overall presentation of the financial statements. In addition, we read all the financial and non-financial information in the annual report to identify material inconsistencies with the audited financial statements and to identify any information that is apparently materially incorrect based on, or materially inconsistent with, the knowledge acquired by us in the course of performing the audit. If we become aware of any apparent material misstatements or inconsistencies we consider the implications for our report. Opinion on financial statements In our opinion the financial statements: • give a true and fair view of the state of the assets, liabilities and financial position of the company as at 30 September 2017 and of its deficit for the year then ended; and • have been properly prepared in accordance with FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland issued by the Financial Reporting Council and, in particular, the requirements of the Companies Act 2014. Matters on which we are required to report by the Companies Act 2014 • We have obtained all the information and explanations which we consider necessary for the purposes of our audit. • In our opinion the accounting records of the company were sufficient to permit the financial statements to be readily and properly audited. • The financial statements are in agreement with the accounting records. • In our opinion the information given in the Directors’ Report is consistent with the financial statements.

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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT (CONTINUED) TO THE MEMBERS OF IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) Matters on which we are required to report by exception We have nothing to report in respect of our obligation under the Companies Act 2014 to report to you if, in our opinion, the disclosures of director's remuneration and transactions specified by sections 305 to 312 of the Act are not made.

Niall Carney for and on behalf of Carney Walsh & Company Limited Chartered Accountants Statutory Audit Firm

9 November 2017 1 Clonskeagh Square Clonskeagh Dublin 14

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Notes Income

3

Administrative expenses Operating deficit

4

Interest receivable and similar income

6

2016 €

1,321,512

1,287,510

(1,335,520)

(1,556,075)

(14,008)

(268,565)

3,811

Deficit before taxation Taxation

2017 €

(10,197) 7

-

Deficit for the financial year

(10,197)

5,253 (263,312) (263,312)

The Income and Expenditure Account has been prepared on the basis that all operations are continuing operations.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 2017 € Deficit for the year

(10,197)

Other comprehensive income

-

Total comprehensive income for the year

(10,197)

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2016 € (263,312) (263,312)


IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) BALANCE SHEET AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Notes Fixed assets Tangible assets Current assets Stocks Debtors Cash at bank and in hand

Creditors: amounts falling due within one year

8

10 11

12

2017 €

1,452,382

1,489,782

54,324 106,326 2,162,359

56,792 91,940 2,156,845

2,323,009

2,305,577

(106,606)

2016 €

(136,377)

Net current assets

2,216,403

2,169,200

Total assets less current liabilities

3,668,785

3,658,982

Reserves Other reserves Capital reserve Income and expenditure account

139,916 4,714,580 (1,185,711)

119,916 4,714,580 (1,175,514)

Members' funds

3,668,785

3,658,982

The financial statements were approved by the board of directors and authorised for issue on 9 November 2017 and are signed on its behalf by:

Brege McCarrick Director

Teresa Byrne Director

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Capital International reserve Competitions reserve

Notes Balance at 1 October 2015

4,714,580

120,000

(912,202)

20,000 (20,084)

(263,312) -

4,714,580

119,916

(1,175,514)

-

20,000 -

(10,197) -

4,714,580

139,916

(1,185,711)

Year ended 30 September 2017: Deficit for the year Transfer to International Competitions Reserve Curtis Cup expenditure

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-

Balance at 30 September 2017

Total

Year ended 30 September 2016: Deficit for the year Transfer to International Competitions Reserve Curtis cup expenditure Balance at 30 September 2016

Income and expenditure account

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3,922,378

(263,312) 20,000 (20,084) 3,658,982

(10,197) 20,000 3,668,785


IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Notes Cash flows from operating activities Cash absorbed by operations

17

2017 €

(15,578)

Investing activities Purchase of tangible fixed assets Interest received

(2,719) 3,811

Net cash generated from investing activities

(205,366)

(369) 5,253 1,092

Financing activities Transfer to reserves

20,000

Net cash generated from/(used in) financing activities Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

2016 €

4,884

(84) 20,000

(84)

5,514

(200,566)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

2,156,845

2,357,411

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

2,162,359

2,156,845

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 1

Accounting policies Company information Irish Ladies Golf Union Limited is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital domiciled and incorporated in Republic of Ireland. The registered office is 103 - 105 Q House, 76 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.

1.1

Accounting convention These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with FRS 102 “The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland” (“FRS 102”) and the requirements of the Companies Act 2014. The financial statements are prepared in euros, which is the functional currency of the company. Monetary amounts in these financial statements are rounded to the nearest €.

1.2

Going concern At the time of approving the financial statements, the directors have a reasonable expectation that the company has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Thus the directors continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the financial statements.

1.3

Income and expenditure Income and expenses are included in the financial statements as they become receivable or due. Expenses include VAT where applicable as the company cannot reclaim it.

1.4

Tangible fixed assets Tangible fixed assets are initially measured at cost and subsequently measured at cost or valuation, net of depreciation and any impairment losses. Assets acquired not exceeding €300 are charged to the income and expenditure account in the year of acquisition. Depreciation is provided at rates calculated to write off the cost less estimated residual value of each asset over its expected useful life, as follows: Leasehold land and buildings Fixtures, fittings & equipment Motor vehicles

2% straight line 20% straight line 20% straight line

The gain or loss arising on the disposal of an asset is determined as the difference between the sale proceeds and the carrying value of the asset, and is credited or charged to surplus or deficit. 1.5

Impairment of fixed assets At each reporting period end date, the company reviews the carrying amounts of its tangible and intangible assets to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have suffered an impairment loss. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of the impairment loss (if any). Where it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of an individual asset, the company estimates the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 1

Accounting policies

(Continued)

Recoverable amount is the higher of fair value less costs to sell and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset for which the estimates of future cash flows have not been adjusted. If the recoverable amount of an asset is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognised immediately in surplus or deficit, unless the relevant asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case the impairment loss is treated as a revaluation decrease. Recognised impairment losses are reversed if, and only if, the reasons for the impairment loss have ceased to apply. Where an impairment loss subsequently reverses, the carrying amount of the asset (or cash-generating unit) is increased to the revised estimate of its recoverable amount, but so that the increased carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognised for the asset (or cash-generating unit) in prior years. A reversal of an impairment loss is recognised immediately in surplus or deficit, unless the relevant asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case the reversal of the impairment loss is treated as a revaluation increase. 1.6

Stocks Stock of prizes, materials and uniforms held at the balance sheet date are valued at the lower of cost or net realisable value. Net realisable value is based on estimated selling price. Provision is made for obsolete, slow-moving or defective items where appropriate.

1.7

Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents are basic financial assets and include cash in hand, deposits held at call with banks, other short-term liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less, and bank overdrafts. Bank overdrafts are shown within borrowings in current liabilities.

1.8

Financial instruments The company has elected to apply the provisions of Section 11 ‘Basic Financial Instruments’ and Section 12 ‘Other Financial Instruments Issues’ of FRS 102 to all of its financial instruments. Financial instruments are recognised in the company's statement of financial position when the company becomes party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Financial assets and liabilities are offset, with the net amounts presented in the financial statements, when there is a legally enforceable right to set off the recognised amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis or to realise the asset and settle the liability simultaneously. Basic financial assets Basic financial assets, which include debtors and cash and bank balances, are initially measured at transaction price including transaction costs and are subsequently carried at amortised cost using the effective interest method unless the arrangement constitutes a financing transaction, where the transaction is measured at the present value of the future receipts discounted at a market rate of interest. Financial assets classified as receivable within one year are not amortised. Other financial assets Other financial assets, including investments in equity instruments which are not subsidiaries, associates or joint ventures, are initially measured at fair value, which is normally the transaction price. Such assets are subsequently carried at fair value and the changes in fair value are recognised in surplus or deficit, except that investments in equity instruments that are not publically traded and whose fair values cannot be measured reliably are measured at cost less impairment.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 1

Accounting policies

(Continued)

Trade debtors, loans and other receivables that have fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market are classified as 'loans and receivables'. Loans and receivables are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less any impairment. Interest is recognised by applying the effective interest rate, except for short-term receivables when the recognition of interest would be immaterial. The effective interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a debt instrument and of allocating the interest income over the relevant period. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the debt instrument to the net carrying amount on initial recognition. Impairment of financial assets Financial assets, other than those held at fair value through surplus and deficit, are assessed for indicators of impairment at each reporting end date. Financial assets are impaired where there is objective evidence that, as a result of one or more events that occurred after the initial recognition of the financial asset, the estimated future cash flows have been affected. If an asset is impaired, the impairment loss is the difference between the carrying amount and the present value of the estimated cash flows discounted at the asset’s original effective interest rate. The impairment loss is recognised in surplus or deficit. If there is a decrease in the impairment loss arising from an event occurring after the impairment was recognised, the impairment is reversed. The reversal is such that the current carrying amount does not exceed what the carrying amount would have been, had the impairment not previously been recognised. The impairment reversal is recognised in surplus or deficit. Derecognition of financial assets Financial assets are derecognised only when the contractual rights to the cash flows from the asset expire or are settled, or when the company transfers the financial asset and substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership to another entity, or if some significant risks and rewards of ownership are retained but control of the asset has transferred to another party that is able to sell the asset in its entirety to an unrelated third party. Classification of financial liabilities Financial liabilities and equity instruments are classified according to the substance of the contractual arrangements entered into. An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of the company after deducting all of its liabilities. Basic financial liabilities Basic financial liabilities, including creditors, bank loans, loans from fellow group companies and preference shares that are classified as debt, are initially recognised at transaction price unless the arrangement constitutes a financing transaction, where the debt instrument is measured at the present value of the future receipts discounted at a market rate of interest. Financial liabilities classified as payable within one year are not amortised. Debt instruments are subsequently carried at amortised cost, using the effective interest rate method. Trade creditors are obligations to pay for goods or services that have been acquired in the ordinary course of business from suppliers. Amounts payable are classified as current liabilities if payment is due within one year or less. If not, they are presented as non-current liabilities. Trade creditors are recognised initially at transaction price and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 1

Accounting policies

(Continued)

Other financial liabilities Derivatives, including interest rate swaps and forward foreign exchange contracts, are not basic financial instruments. Derivatives are initially recognised at fair value on the date a derivative contract is entered into and are subsequently re-measured at their fair value. Changes in the fair value of derivatives are recognised in surplus or deficit in finance costs or finance income as appropriate, unless hedge accounting is applied and the hedge is a cash flow hedge. Debt instruments that do not meet the conditions in FRS 102 paragraph 11.9 are subsequently measured at fair value through profit or loss. Debt instruments may be designated as being measured at fair value though profit or loss to eliminate or reduce an accounting mismatch or if the instruments are measured and their performance evaluated on a fair value basis in accordance with a documented risk management or investment strategy. Financial liabilities and equity instruments are classified according to the substance of the contractual arrangements entered into. An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of the company after deducting all of its liabilities. Derecognition of financial liabilities Financial liabilities are derecognised when the company’s contractual obligations expire or are discharged or cancelled. 1.9

Equity instruments Equity instruments issued by the company are recorded at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs. Dividends payable on equity instruments are recognised as liabilities once they are no longer at the discretion of the company.

1.10 Taxation The company has obtained exemption from the Revenue Commissioners in respect of corporation tax, it being a company not carrying on a business for the purposes of making a profit. 1.11 Employee benefits The costs of short-term employee benefits are recognised as a liability and an expense, unless those costs are required to be recognised as part of the cost of stock or fixed assets. The cost of any unused holiday entitlement is recognised in the period in which the employee’s services are received. Termination benefits are recognised immediately as an expense when the company is demonstrably committed to terminate the employment of an employee or to provide termination benefits. 1.12 Retirement benefits The company makes contributions to an independently administered pension fund and these are charged to the income and expenditure account as incurred. The scheme is a defined contribution pension fund. 1.13 Leases Rentals payable under operating leases are charged against income on a straight line basis over the lease term. 1.14 Foreign exchange Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into euro at the rates of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date. Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded at the rate ruling at the end of each month. All differences are taken to income and expenditure account. 65

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 2

Judgements and key sources of estimation uncertainty In the application of the company’s accounting policies, the directors are required to make judgements, estimates and assumptions about the carrying amount of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and other factors that are considered to be relevant. Actual results may differ from these estimates. The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised where the revision affects only that period, or in the period of the revision and future periods where the revision affects both current and future periods.

3

Income The total turnover of the company for the year has been derived from its principal activity wholly undertaken in the Republic of Ireland. 2017 €

2016 €

Membership Subscriptions

910,005

928,574

Grants and Sponsorship

312,780

273,306

98,727

85,630

1,321,512

1,287,510

2017 €

2016 €

Income arises as follows:

Sundry Income

4

Operating deficit Operating deficit for the year is stated after charging/(crediting): Exchange losses Fees payable to the company's auditor for the audit of the company's financial statements Depreciation of owned tangible fixed assets

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(17,374)

(98,527)

8,400 40,119

8,400 45,177


IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 5

Employees The average monthly number of persons (including directors) employed by the company during the year was:

Administrative staff

Their aggregate remuneration comprised:

Wages and salaries Social security costs Pension costs

2017 Number

2016 Number

8

8

2017 €

2016 €

321,391 34,718 33,832

341,261 36,685 33,663

389,941

411,609

During the year a member of staff was seconded as Project Manager for One Governing Body. Reimbursement for this secondment is reflected in the above figures. 6

Interest receivable and similar income

Interest income Interest on bank deposits

2017 €

2016 €

3,811

5,253

3,811

5,253

Investment income includes the following: Interest on financial assets not measured at fair value through surplus or deficit

7

Taxation No charge to taxation arises as the company has been granted exemption under the Games and Sports Exemption Section in accordance with the provisions of Section 235, Consolidation Act, 1997.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 8

Tangible fixed assets Current financial year

Leasehold land and buildings

Fixtures, fittings & equipment

Motor vehicles

Total

Cost or valuation At 1 October 2016 Additions

1,500,000 -

254,387 2,719

19,723 -

1,774,110 2,719

At 30 September 2017

1,500,000

257,106

19,723

1,776,829

Depreciation and impairment At 1 October 2016 Depreciation charged in the year

30,000 30,000

234,605 10,119

19,723 -

284,328 40,119

At 30 September 2017

60,000

244,724

19,723

324,447

Carrying amount At 30 September 2017

1,440,000

12,382

-

1,452,382

At 30 September 2016

1,470,000

19,782

-

1,489,782

Leasehold land and buildings

Fixtures, fittings & equipment

Motor vehicles

Total

Prior financial year

Cost or valuation At 1 October 2015 Additions

1,500,000 -

254,018 369

19,723 -

1,773,741 369

At 30 September 2016

1,500,000

254,387

19,723

1,774,110

Depreciation and impairment At 1 October 2015 Depreciation charged in the year

30,000

223,371 11,234

15,780 3,943

239,151 45,177

At 30 September 2016

30,000

234,605

19,723

284,328

Carrying amount At 30 September 2016

1,470,000

19,782

-

1,489,782

At 30 September 2015

1,500,000

30,647

3,943

1,534,590

Land and buildings leasehold comprises of property at 103 -105 Q House, 76 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The property was valued at €1,500,000 on 30 September 2012. The directors conduct annual impairment reviews.

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 9

Financial instruments

Carrying amount of financial assets Debt instruments measured at amortised cost Carrying amount of financial liabilities Measured at amortised cost

10

Stocks

Stock

2017 €

2016 €

94,715

81,045

106,606

127,231

2017 €

2016 €

54,324

56,792

The replacement cost of stock is not significantly different from the value as stated above.

11

Debtors Amounts falling due within one year: Trade debtors Other debtors Prepayments

12

Creditors: amounts falling due within one year

Trade creditors PAYE and social security Other creditors Accruals

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2017 €

2016 €

28,189 66,526 11,611

28,000 53,045 10,895

106,326

91,940

2017 €

2016 €

31,184 5,087 70,335

45,106 9,146 82,125

106,606

136,377


IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 13

Retirement benefit schemes Defined contribution schemes Charge to profit or loss in respect of defined contribution schemes

2017 €

2016 €

33,832

33,663

The company operates a defined contribution pension scheme for all qualifying employees. The assets of the scheme are held separately from those of the company in an independently administered fund. The charge to surplus or deficit in respect of defined contribution schemes was €33,832 (2016: €33,663). Pension contributions of €1,662 were outstanding at 30 September 2017 (2016: €1,807). 14

Members' liability The company is limited by guarantee, not having a share capital and consequently the liability of members is limited, subject to an undertaking by each member to contribute to the net assets or liabilities of the company on winding up such amounts as may be required not exceeding €1.

15

Events after the reporting date No events have taken place since the balance sheet date that fall to be disclosed under this heading.

16

Related party transactions The following related party transaction required disclosure in accordance with Financial Reporting Standard No.8:-

17

Cash generated from operations

2017 €

Deficit for the year after tax

(10,197)

(263,312)

(3,811) 40,119

(5,253) 45,177

Movements in working capital: Decrease in stocks (Increase)/decrease in debtors (Decrease) in creditors

2,468 (14,386) (29,771)

1,361 55,471 (38,810)

Cash absorbed by operations

(15,578)

(205,366)

Adjustments for: Investment income Depreciation and impairment of tangible fixed assets

18

2016 €

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION (The information contained in the following pages does not form part of the audited statutory financial statements and therefore does not fall within the scope of the audit)

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 INCOME

Notes A

Members Subscriptions Less: LGU capitation fee

2017 €

2016 €

1,011,517

1,032,087

(101,512)

(103,513)

910,005

928,574

Grants and Sponsorship

B

312,780

273,306

Sundry Income

C

98,727

85,630

1,321,512

1,287,510

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES

Notes

2017 €

2016 €

Expenses

D

562,738

574,778

Teams

E

465,153

556,629

General Expenses

F

307,629

424,668

1,335,520

1,556,075

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 A.

Members Subscriptions Member's subscriptions include an amount equivalent to Stg £141,171 (2016: Stg £138,364), in respect of subscriptions from Northern Ireland members. Subscriptions levied on the company's members in the year ended 30 September 2017 were ladies €28 (2016: €28) or Stg £23 (2016: Stg £23) per capita and girls €5 (2016: €5) or Stg £5 (2016: Stg £5) per capita. LGU Capitation fee paid during the year in respect of lady members was €101,512 or Stg £2.50 per capita.

B.

Grants and Sponsorship

R & A Grant

2017 €

2016 €

58,613

57,266

125,000 43,040 10,000 38,127

125,000 43,040 10,000 -

38,000

38,000

312,780

273,306

2017 €

2016 €

38,430 30,596 10,537 2,620 9,162 7,382

36,416 24,798 9,555 6,106 8,755

98,727

85,630

IRISH SPORTS COUNCIL: High Performance Core Activities Sport Ireland Grant Sport NI Grant SPONSORSHIP - GENERAL: Sponsors include - AIG and Revive Active

C.

Sundry Income

Australian Spoons Competitions Vice Captains workshop District training Card income Sundry

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IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 D.

Expenses

Officers and Board Home meetings - travel expenses Overseas meetings & official openings One Governing Body meetings

Wages and salaries Conferderation / Junior Golf Ireland Vice Captains workshop District Grants

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2017 €

2016 €

32,968 13,876 46,855

50,829 18,908 20,547

93,699

90,284

389,941 50,000 9,098 20,000

411,609 50,000 12,885 10,000

562,738

574,778


IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 E.

Teams

Irish Girls Close Campionships Other Girls Competitions Senior Cup Finals Ladies Close Championship Irish Open Strokeplay Championship Ladies Interprovincials Home Internationals European Team Championships Other Ladies Competitions ILGU Interclub Fourball Open Seniors Tournament Seniors Irish Close Other Internationals Welsh open St. Rule ILGU Interclub Matchplay Finals Curtis Cup / Vagliano / Espirito Santo Spanish Open Mexican / Portuguese Open Olympic Qualification Ladies British Open Amateur Championship British Strokeplay Helen Holm Junior development coaching Club coaching Coach education manager National training and district training Players Grants

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2017 €

2016 €

7,369 19,592 4,758 9,635 6,929 38,451 27,290 42,150 12,971 1,217 7,158 6,690 37,681 4,717 702 21,627 1,237 1,743 3,437 2,872 1,774 5,151 24,798 2,333 160,432 12,439

10,884 18,687 5,815 12,919 6,965 45,001 37,286 54,864 5,251 1,204 6,406 6,798 36,401 23,376 12,076 6,284 8,293 17,272 5,225 3,111 7,388 44,442 6,310 174,371 -

465,153

556,629


IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION LIMITED (A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL) NOTES TO SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 F.

General Expenses

2017 €

Staff recruitment and training Rates Light and heat Repairs and maintenance Insurance AGM Expenses Service charges Prizes Materials and uniforms Printing, postage and stationery Telephone Website / Computer utilities / Live scoring Golfnet II Professional subscriptions Rule books / Handbooks History of Irish Ladies Golf Professional fees Audit fees Charitable donations Bank charges Sundry expenses Depreciation Transfer to International Competitions Reserve

3,514 19,343 4,921 1,581 11,103 13,571 18,811 31,440 20,193 19,538 9,912 8,880 21,444 750 7,749 20,033 (1,381) 8,400 3,769 6,565 40,119 20,000

Currency exchange loss / (gain)

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2016 € 2,836 19,131 5,480 1,265 11,212 12,414 20,550 27,520 31,787 26,067 9,079 10,876 43,579 2,863 6,850 4,000 4,587 8,400 500 4,516 7,452 45,177 20,000

290,255

326,141

17,374

98,527

307,629

424,668


Golf4Girls4Life Ambassador Maria Dunne (Skerries) with attendees of the Golf4Girls4Life Festival at Donabate

Golf4Girls4Life Ambassadors Mary Doyle, Sarah Burke, Ellie Metcalfe and Ciara Casey with girls at the Golf4Girls4Life Festival at Mullingar

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Golf4Girls4Life Ambassador Olivia Mehaffey attends a session at Tandragee

The Irish Women’s and Girls’ Home International teams celebrate at the Home International Matches

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Irish Girls’ Inter-Club Champions Grange

Double delight for Leinster Women’s and Girls’ Teams at the 2017 Interprovincial Matches

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Ladies Home International Team Back row L-R: Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little), Chloe Ryan (Castletroy), Annabel Wilson (Lurgan), Maria Dunne (Skerries), Ciara Casey (Hermitage). Front Row L-R: Mairead Martin (Kanturk), Clodagh Hopkins (Captain), Paula Grant (Lisburn).

Ladies European Team Back row L-R: Maria Dunne (Skerries), Chloe Ryan (Castletroy), Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little), Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL). Front row: Sinead Sexton (Lahinch), Danielle McVeigh (Captain), Paula Grant (Lisburn).

Girls’ Home International Team Back row L-R: Valerie Clancy (Killarney), Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush), Maeve Rooney (Co. Sligo), Rachel Thompson (Cork), Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden), Sara Byrne (Douglas). Front row L-R: Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle), Gemma Butler (Captain), Helen Jones (Manager).

Girls’ European Team Back Row L-R: Gemma Butler (Captain), Mairead Martin (Kanturk), Valerie Clancy (Killarney), Rachel Thompson (Cork), Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden), Chris Jelly (Coach). Front row: Sara Byrne (Douglas), Annabel Wilson (Lurgan).

Senior Home International Team L-R: Laura Webb (East Berksire), Catherine Reilly (The Heath), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Mary MacLaren (Royal Portrush), Gertie McMullen (The Island), Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunion), Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna).

Senior European Team Back row L-R: Sheena McElroy (Grange), Gertie McMullen (The Island), Laura Webb (East Berksire), Carol Wickham (Laytown & Bettystown). Front row L-R: Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Pauline Walsh (Captain), Catherine Reilly (The Heath). 81


2017/2018 SQUADS HIGH PERFORMANCE PANEL Aim:

To produce World Class players who consistently achieve Podium finishes at International events • Olivia Mehaffey • Paula Grant • Annabel Wilson • Leona Maguire

FUNDED PERFORMANCE PANEL

Aim: To encourage players to compete on the international stage and represent Ireland at international team events, while also pursuing personal goals. • • • • • • •

Shannon Burke Georgia Carr Ciara Casey Valerie Clancy Meadhbh Doyle Lisa Maguire Mairead Martin

• • • • • •

Julie McCarthy Jessica Ross Chloe Ryan Sinead Sexton Rachel Thompson Lauren Walsh

HORIZON PERFORMANCE PANEL

Aim: To offer a holistic approach to player development and achieve

notable performances at appropriate international events, whilst preparing players to join the Elite Performance Programme in years to come.

• • • • •

Jan Browne Sara Byrne Beth Coulter Aine Donegan Kate Dwyer

• • • • •

Emma Forbes Anna Foster Nicole Joyce Moreno Kate Lanigan Leah Temple Lang

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Irish Senior Home International Champions

Leona Maguire wins the Women’s British Open Amateur Championship

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