Organisations and Links

England Golf

An umbrella of organisations look after the best interests of golf clubs and members throughout England and in the true spirit of the game as embodied in its ancient and honourable traditions. In January 2012, the English Golf Union merged with the English Women’s Golf Association and formed England Golf. Being the governing body for amateur golf in England it encourages members and new golfers alike. It is responsible for the training of amateur golfers, organises the major amateur championships, and maintains a uniform system of handicapping, administering and applying the Rules. For more information go to

At you will find a list of clubs in England with course information, Open competitions and entry forms.



The Council for National Golf Unions (CONGU) is the authorising body of official handicaps for golfers in the UK and Ireland. Handicap information can be sought at



In Cumbria, the Cumbria Ladies’ County Golf Association (CLCGA) furthers the interest of ladies’ golf. The county organises a host of Open competitions for both silver and bronze players, arranges county matches, squad training and encourages juniors through training and fun days. Fixtures, entry forms and other details can be found at



In addition, Cumbria Veteran Ladies’ Golf Association (CVLGA) looks after lady club members of 50 years and older. The annual subscription is currently £5 which enables you to play in the Vets Championship and other competitions throughout the year. CVLGA has a County Veteran Ladies’ Team who play at various fixtures throughout the year. Take a look at


Golf Empire

Apart from the organising associations, a couple of services are available to club golfers. Golf Empire gives amateur golfers a path to quickly access information about Open competitions at more than 1,500 clubs throughout the UK. The website is comprehensive and easy to access and entry forms are available online. See


How Did I Do

HowDidiDo is an online network for golfers where your round of golf, result and handicap can be accessed. You can register free of charge to check each competition result and your handicap after a qualifying round. Analaysing your game and comparing your performance with others at the club may also be of interest. To register go to