Abstract: This project, funded by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland, will produce a quantitative analysis of participation in golf in Ireland. The work will use multiple datasets to analyse who participates in the sport, in what context and at what level of intensity. The research will provide evidence to inform policies designed to increase participation, in the context of the wider public health effort to raise levels of physical activity among Irish adults.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.