The Ladies‘ Golf Union’s move towards a Unified Handicapping System has taken a step nearer completion when, at a series of AGM’s held in England, Scotland and Wales, clubs emphatically gave their support to adopt the system.
Over 98% of clubs who voted in Wales were in favour of the CONGU UHS while over 93% of clubs in England and over 90% of clubs in Scotland also backed the system.
The Irish Ladies‘ Golf Union will vote on Unified Handicapping at their AGM on 17th January before the final vote is taken at the LGU AGM on 21st January. Should the system be adopted, then the LGU will cease to be the handicapping authority for its member clubs.
Instead, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) will be the policy making body and overall jurisdiction for the administration of the system will be the responsibility of the men’s and ladies‘ Unions and Associations in each of the four Home Countries.
“The emphatic way in which clubs in Wales, Scotland and England have voted in favour of the CONGU UHS is great news and a resounding endorsement of the plan to unify handicapping in Great Britain & Ireland,” said Andy Salmon, the Secretary/CEO of the Ladies‘ Golf Union. “We now look forward to the Irish Ladies‘ Golf Union’s vote on 17th January and the LGU AGM on 21st January with great optimism.”
Kevin McIntyre, the Secretary of CONGU, added: “The goal was the achievement of Unified Handicapping and we are delighted that the ladies have fully endorsed the acceptance of the system so far. We have put a lot of work into preparing this over the past two years and hopefully now it is all systems go. CONGU is very much looking forward to working with the respective ladies ‘ Golf Unions and Associations in the near future.”
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