Following the decision by both the EWGA (English Women’s Golf Association) and EGU (English Golf Union) to merge from the beginning of January 2012, the two organisations will be managed as one entity from this date. As a result the post of CEO of the EWGA will no longer exist and as such Jim Robinson, CEO of EWGA, left the Association on 31 December 2011.
Sylvia Perrins, the outgoing Acting Chairman of the EWGA, said: “I am sure that you will want to join me in recognising the huge contribution Jim has made to the EWGA in his period of office and the respect he has earned in the golfing community. As the outgoing Acting Chairman I would like to thank Jim for his commitment, hard work and loyalty to the EWGA during this period.”
On January 1st 2012, the English Women’s Golf Association merged with the English Golf Union to form England Golf, the governing body for all amateur golf inEngland.
England Golf is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.
Responsible for the training of the country’s top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf’.
England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies howEnglandwill achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020’ from grass roots right through to elite level.”