Following a two-year process of consultation with the game’s stakeholders – clubs, Areas and Counties – the final proposal is being sent out this week with clubs invited to indicate their support for the changes before the end of April.
The male and female governing bodies have been working closely together for a number of years and the proposed new structure reflects this, the increasing number of clubs which are welcoming equality and the desire of ordinary golfers, through their clubs, to have a bigger say in how the amateur game is run.
The proposed new governing body will also bring golf in Scotland into line with the governing bodies of other sports which have all embraced a modern, inclusive and equality agenda while Scotland is currently one of only four countries which does not yet have a unified national amateur golf body.
AYRSHIRE NOTE - Once the final proposals have been circulated for consideration by member clubs, The Ayrshire Golf Association, who as one of the 16 shareholders in the present SGU company limited by shares will vote on behalf of the mens clubs in the county at any future EGM to approve the proposals, intend to arrange a meeting of member clubs in order to ensure that the Ayrshire vote reflects the views of our member clubs on the matter.
All member clubs will be advised of the date and venue for the meeeting in due course.