Founded in 1891 the Golfing Union of Ireland administers men’s amateur golf on the island of Ireland. There are four branches split into the provincial areas of Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.
The Irish Ladies Golf Union is the gorverning body for amateur women’s golf in Ireland. It was founded in 1893 and is recognised as the oldest Ladies Golf Union in the world. There are five administrative districts: Ulster, East Leinster, Mid Leinster, Connacht and Munster.