Irish Deaf Golf Union (IDGU) was founded in 1995 and it is an independent organisation.
It caters for players who want to have the opportunity to play recreational golf as well as those who wish to compete at provincial and international level. IDGU is affiliated to DSI. It is also affiliated to Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the World Deaf Golf Federation (WDGF).
At present, they offer competitions for:
- Annual Captain & Provincial Championships
- Annual National Championship (on basis of the order of merit, players may be selected for World Deaf Golf Championships)
- World Deaf Golf Championship