Golf: Irish ladies cancel inter-club competitions
Golf took another hit yesterday with the news that the major Irish Ladies Golfing Union (ILGU) inter-club competitions for this year have had to be cancelled after a survey of clubs and players voted overwhelmingly to cancel all action for the season, even though a resumption of play was included in the first phase of resumption, writes Tony McGee.
The ILGU had carried out a high level of correspondence and communication with club golfers and clubs on the issue of playing the annual inter-club competitions this year.
It was believed that running these events may have been possible by amending the conditions under which the competitions are usually played.
But from responses received the results presented an overwhelming vote in favour of cancelling all inter-club events for 2020.
“We are obviously disappointed that we have had to cancel the inter club competitions for 2020 but we extend a huge thank you to our sponsors AIG and Revive Active and clubs who were scheduled to host matches this year, said Sandra Barnett, ILGU Tournament Manager.
''Their support is acknowledged and we look forward to resuming inter-club golf in 2021.”
The results were: Senior Cup: 34 per cent in favour of competition, 66 per cent in favour of cancellation.
AIG Junior Cup: 27 per cent in favour of competition, 73 per cent in favour of cancellation.
AIG Intermediate Cup: 27 per cent in favour of competition, 73 per cent in favour of cancellation.
AIG Minor Cup: 23 per cent in favour of competition, 77 per cent in favour of cancellation.
AIG Challenge Cup: 22 per cent in favour of competition, 78 per cent in favour of cancellation.
Previously cancelled have been the AIG Ladies' Cups and Shields, the Revive Active Fourball, the Girls' Inter-Club competitions and the Ladies' Irish Senior Cup.
The ILGU Silver and Bronze Medals and ILGU Junior Medal will also be cancelled for 2020.