About Golf Union Wales
Golf Union of Wales
The Golf Union of Wales is a limited company incorporated on 1st January 2007 following the merger of the Welsh Ladies Golf Union and the Welsh Golfing Union. The GUW is recognised by the Sport Wales, The R&A, The International Golf Federation, The European Golf Association, and the Council of National Golf Unions as the Governing Body for golf in Wales.
Wales was the first of the Home Unions to merge and the GUW inherited a combined history and tradition of more than 200 years. The WLGU and WGU were members of the ‘Team Wales’ partnership that was successful in bringing the Ryder Cup to Wales in 2010.
It is estimated that over 100,000 people regularly play golf in this country, including over 55,000 members of clubs. As of 1st January 2013 there are 156 clubs affiliated to the Golf Union of Wales.
The Union comprises a governing Council of 19 members, a Management Board of 8 and five committees that deliver the Union’s activities.
What to play more?
The Golf Union of Wales also run tournaments as well as additional services. Please visit www.golfunionwales.org to find out more.