Women In Golf Charter
The R&A launched the Women in Golf Charter in May 2018, supported by England Golf and other organisations from across the industry.
So what is the purpose of the Women in Golf Charter?
> To encourage more women and girls to play the game and join clubs
> To inspire more families to enjoy golf as a group leisure activity
> To open up more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry
Introduction from out Lady Captain - Nikki Dodds
As the current lady captain and the Charter Champion I am delighted that Ravensworth have achieved the Women in Golf Charter status.
It is a massive step forward to growing the ladies game and raising the profile of ladies golf in the club.
We have a small but very active ladies section and I look forward to working with the club to grow the section and enable more women to enjoy the great game of golf. Through the Charter we are aiming to increase the number of junior girls playing golf at Ravensworth and developing a path way for them to playing senior golf.
I am looking forward to delivering the Charter commitments and I am very excited about the future of ladies golf ar the club.
Our aim is to increase the number of women and girls playing and working in golf.
To achieve this goal and to enable women to flourish throughout golf, we recognise the need for a fundamental shift in culture. There is a clear ethical need for change and the potential economic benefits of growing the sport through morewomen and girls playing are substantial.
The R&A commits to playing a leading role in this process and to working with affiliates, partners and the wider golf industry towards achieving this goal.
In signing this Charter, we (the signatories) commit to making tangible efforts to develop a welcoming and inspiring environment for women. We will do more to attract women into golf, to remain, and to have rewardingcareers.
•Is a statement of intent from the golf industry to unite and to focus on gender balance
•Commits us all to supporting measures to increase the number of women, girls and families playinggolf
•Calls for positive action to encourage women topursue careers in all areas of the sport
•Recognises the need for change that creates aninclusive environment within golf
Signatories commit to activate this Charterby:
•Developing and implementing an internal strategy for enhancing gender balance at every level
•Establishing senior management responsibility and accountability for gender balance and inclusion
•Strongly advocating more women and girls playing and working in golf
•Working with key stakeholders to develop and embeda more inclusive culture
•Promoting the Charter and our goal of encouragingmore women and girls to playy