Women in Golf Charter
The R&A unveiled its new Women in Golf Charter in May 2018 as part of the organisation’s global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry.
The Women in Golf Charter intends to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf around the world and enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential at all levels of the sport.
Adoption of the Charter requires national associations, clubs and other golf bodies to build on and develop initiatives which will focus on encouraging more women and girls to play golf and stay within the sport as members of clubs, while also empowering women to enjoy successful careers working within the golf industry.
The Women in Golf Charter specifically aims to:
- Strengthen the focus on gender balance and provide a united position for the golf industry
- Commit national federations and organisations to support measures targeted at increasing participation of women, girls and families in golf
- Call upon signatories to take positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of women working at all levels of the sport
- Set individual targets for national associations for participation and membership and reporting progress annually
- Develop an inclusive environment for women and girls within golf
Andrew McKinlay, CEO Scottish Golf said, “I was delighted to attend the launch of the Women’s Charter in London. Scottish Golf is committed to making golf accessible and welcoming to all and our number one strategic priority is to grow membership in particular for women and young people. Scottish Golf is a proud signatory of the new charter and as part of our pledge, we are inviting clubs to make their commitments to the Charter by becoming a signatory themselves. We will support Clubs with their commitments through a number of women and girls’ initiatives that we are currently delivering.”
This section of the website provides signposts to the Women in Golf Charter sign-up form, Membership Equality Guidance and our recommended club commitments, while additional support can be accessed through your Regional Club Development Officer or via Carol Harvey, Scottish Golf’s Women and Young People Development Manager.