The following are links to major organisations that support both golf and the volunteering sector.


The English Golf Union  merged with the English Women's Golf Association on 1st January 2012 to form England Golf, the governing body for all amateur golf in England.  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 also maintains a uniform system of handicapping, administering and applying the Rules approved by the Council of National Golf Unions.

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gf logo 200 wide The Golf Foundation is a registered charity established to develop and promote junior golf throughout the British Isles (Charity number 285917). It is supported by all the governing bodies of golf as well as individuals and companies who believe in its objectives and wish to contribute to the long-term future of the sport
The PGA is a members' organisation for golf professionals. It has been at the heart of the game since 1901, when professionals of the day, led by the Great Triumvirate of JH Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid, formed an organisation to protect the professionals' interests and promote the game of golf. PGA logo 2012
Children in Golf logo Children in Golf (CiG) is a partnership of Governing Bodies and organisations of Golf throughout Great Britain and Ireland . Together each organisation has committed to work in partnership to ensure that the sport of golf is one within which children and young people involved can thrive and flourish in a safe environment.
The R&A is golf's world rules and development body and organiser of The Open Championship. It operates with the consent of more than 130 national and international, amateur and professional organisations, from over 120 countries and on behalf of an estimated 30 million golfers                         R & A strapline logo

 Sport England

Sport England is committed to helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life.

This means investing in organisations and projects that will get more people playing sport and creating opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Our work links policy, research, innovation, good practice and programme management in the involvement of volunteers. vol england logo 200

do it

Do-it help people in the UK find volunteering opportunities. Every year we're enabling hundreds of thousands of people to help out in their local communities up and down the country