The R&A and LGU merger nears completion

2016 02 Getty Images 480875546
• The R&A and LGU merger a step closer to being completed
• The two bodies have signed a heads of agreement
• LGU will be brought under operations of The R&A from Jan 1

THE R&A | LADIES' GOLF UNION

The merger between the Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A has moved close to completion with the signing of a heads of agreement by the two St Andrews-based organisations.


The move, which will see its business operations brought under The R&A, was brokered in February and will come into effect from January 1, 2017.

The LGU organises a series of prestigious championships and international matches including the Ricoh Women’s British Open, taking place this week at Woburn, and the Curtis Cup won by Great Britain and Ireland at Dun Laoghaire in June.

Trish Wilson, chairman of the LGU, said: “Winning the Curtis Cup showed that the women’s elite amateur game is in a strong position and we look forward to building on this at all levels as we move forward with The R&A.”

CONTINUES BELOW...

The R&A

And Martin Slumbers, chief executive of The R&A, added: “We are delighted to complete the heads of agreement for the merger of the two organisations. The merger will be an opportunity to further develop the world class events run by the LGU and to give even greater support to women’s and girls’ golf.

"We are looking forward to building on the many synergies between the bodies for the benefit of the game."

The potential merger was first discussed in February 2015 between the respective boards and the LGU’s shareholders - England Golf, Scottish Golf, the Golf Union of Wales and the Irish Ladies Golf Union – who gave their unanimous support to the proposal.

Plans have been agreed to integrate the staff from both organisations and to implement the agreed governance structure. The LGU’s championships and international matches will run as normal this year with the existing LGU team managing those events.


The R&A and LGU merger :: Your thoughts


What are your thoughts on the imminent merger of the two bodies? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

The Challenge: Japan Skins – Everything you need to know
PGA Tour pro handed three-month drugs ban
WATCH - Phil Mickelson agonisingly close to par-4 ace
Tiger Woods reveals “big goal” he has yet to tick off
Former Open champ splits with long-time caddie

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Stay on top of the golf ball
Watch
play button
The right swing plane will lead to more consistency
Watch
play button
Get the ball in the air
Watch
play button
Improve your posture
Watch
See all videos right arrow