Tuesday 5th December marks International Day of the Volunteer.

Golf in Ireland would not thrive without the dedication and committment of volunteers across the island who give of their time freely to grow, develop and bring to life the sport that we all love. The Golfing Union of Ireland thanks all those that volunteer in golf and to mark the occasion, each day this week we will take a look at some volunteers that work with their club and the GUI.​

The GUI have a number of articles that will appear on Golfnet over the next few days.

Monday 4th December:

Volunteers in golf: Aidan Marsden (Tullamore): “I like to be involved” – read more at https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/2782/i-like-to-be-involved

Tuesday 5th December:

Volunteers in golf: ‘It’s never a chore’ – Kevin Glynn (Lahinch) on his love of the game and why he gives back. Read more: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/2784/i-enjoy-it-its-never-a-chore

Wednesday 6th December:

Volunteers in golf: Former pro Stephen Browne (Hermitage) volunteers his time to help the GUI’s High Performance committee – read his story: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/2785/you-definitely-owe-it-to-the-game-to-give-back

Thursday 7th December:

Volunteers in golf: Jim Mooney (Boyle) on how golf got him back on his feet and how he discovered a new path in volunteering. Read more: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/2786/golf-got-me-back-on-my-feet

Friday 8th December:

Volunteers in golf: ‘Seeing players progress is very satisfying’ – Jimmy Duggan (Galway) enjoyed a GAA career before turning to volunteer in golf. Read more: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/2787/the-most-satisfying-aspect-is-seeing-players-progress

Saturday 9th December:

Volunteers in golf: It’s not always about playing the game. Jonny Webb (Royal Co Down) and Barry Lynch (Raffeen Creek) who are volunteer referees for the GUI – read more: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/gui/2788/golf-is-not-just-about-playing

#volunteers #thankyou

Here are just some of our own volunteers over the years.