The Golfing Union of Ireland has signed a contract with Carton House to relocate its headquarters and build its new offices, golf museum and national golf academy on the magnificent estate which is also home of two championship courses, designed by Mark O’Meara and Colin Montgomerie respectively.
“The Golfing Union of Ireland has the proud distinction of being the oldest Golf Union in the world”, said Michael O’Donoghue, president, “and the decision to relocate to Carton Estate and build our new headquarters and national academy is perhaps the most significant step forward in the proud history of the Union.”
The GUI recently appointed its first full time national coach, Geoff Dixon, former head of PGA training at the Belfry as part of its plans to provide the best coaching structure and facilities for its National Panels’ members.
Planning application for the new headquarters has been lodged with Kildare County Council, and it is hoped to complete the relocation in early 2005.
Carton House http://www.carton.ie/