The R&A Women in Golf Charter

A commitment to a more inclusive culture within golf

We, Crosland Heath GC call on everyone involved in golf to play their part in developing a culture that values women’s involvement in every aspect of the sport, from participating to pursuing a career.

➢ 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 more women 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 Crosland Heath GC 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 rewarding careers.

The Charter:

➢ Is a statement of intent from the golf industry and Crosland Heath GC, to unite and to focus gender balance at all levels
➢ Commits us all to supporting measures to increase the number of women, girls and families playing golf
➢ Calls for positive action to encourage women to pursue careers in all areas of the sport
➢ Recognises the need for change that creates an inclusive environment within golf and our golf club

Signatories commit to activate this Charter by:

➢ Developing and implementing an internal strategy for enhancing gender balance at every level
➢ Establishing senior management responsibility and accountability for gender balance and inclusion, which is discussed and reviewed at committee/board level with Crosland Heath GC
➢ Strongly advocating more women and girls playing and working in golf.
➢ Working with key stakeholders to develop and embed a more inclusive culture.
➢ Promoting the Charter and our goal of encouraging more women and girls to play golf and work in golf.

How we at Crosland Heath GC Plan to achieve this
➢ To achieving and maintain 30% female representation on our Board of Directors by actively promoting these positions linked to appropriate role descriptors that are not gender specific
➢ Deliver a minimum number of 4 initiatives each year targeting women/girls and families that are aligned with key England Golf campaigns.
➢ Formally promote inclusion to the wider community via the club website, social media accounts and local community groups
➢ Address the issue of an ageing female membership
➢ Promote a membership pathway for women / girls and families to progress within the club, allowing equal access to tee times and competitive golf
➢ Have designated Champions/Mentors within the club who can assist and support new and members
➢ Appoint a designated Charter Champion within the club who can assist with the promotion and reporting of the charter

Signed on Behalf of Crosland Heath GC:

Director with responsibility for Policy and Compliance: Sue Kaye

Charter Champion: Judy Moorhouse