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Visionary of the Year 2022
To celebrate and reward the terrific work being done across Australia to promote gender equality in golf, Golf Australia brings you Visionary of the Year.
Whether you are a golf club, individual or a group; if you are doing, or know of outstanding work being done around gender equality, nominate now and have the chance to be crowned Visionary of the Year!
Entries for 2022 are now close, stay tuned for finals information.
Up to $10,000 worth of products from the latest Callaway REVA product range which is designed specifically for women’s golf.
$500 Drummond Golf e-gift vouchers for monthly winners
Having your story captured through written and/or video content and promoted through Golf Australia.
January Barwon Valley Golf Club for their holistic approach towards long-term systemic change. Read their story.
February Claremont Golf Club for their multifaceted approach towards gender equality. Read their story.
March Mount Macedon Golf Club for a whole club approach to get women into golf. Read their story.
April Riverside Golf Club for diversifying offerings to attract women to golf. Read their story.
May Woodlands Golf Club for demonstrating leadership through the club’s strategic plan. Read their story.
June PGA Professional Andrew Cartledge of Ballarat Junior Golf Academy in Victoria for his collaborative approach towards creating opportunities for girls. Read more.
July PGA Professional Garth Cusick, Founder and head coach of The International Golf Academy Australia in Melbourne for his multi-faceted approach to attracting and retaining Chinese-Australian women in golf. Read more.
August PGA Professional Tony Craswell at Latrobe Golf Club in Victoria for his shared approach towards nurturing pathways for women. Read more.
September Former president of Trafalgar Golf Club in Victoria Stewart Cluning for his ability to lead by example in executing the Vision 2025 strategy. Read more.
Visionary of the Year 2021 winners
Our inaugural Visionary of the Year for 2021 are Kim Morris and Lynley Eadie of Shepparton GC, VIC for developing an action plan and implementing it to create pathways to connect new women to the club. Watch here.
Watch the winner's announcement here.
Our 2021 finalists
Anna-Maria England and Mark Tibbles of the Vines Resort (WA) for showing us the power and potential of teaching professionals and community instructors collaborating. Watch here.
Neangar Park GC (VIC) for their holistic and innovative approach towards long term systemic change. Watch here.
Medway GC (VIC) for developing a participation pathway that now ensures a steady stream of new women signing up to the club every year. Watch here.
Visionary of the Year 2021 monthly winners
Goulburn Murray Golf Association for its virtual pennant. Read about the winning initiative.
Community Instructor Anna-Maria England and PGA professional Mark Tibbles of The Vines Resort, Perth, for their collaborative efforts to get more people playing golf. Read their story.
The Metropolitan Golf Club hosts somewhat superheroes in its boardroom and more. Be inspired by its unified club drive to get more women playing golf. Read the story here.
Discover the April winning initiative from Neangar Park Golf Club, Victoria, for its holistic approach towards long-term systemic change. Read the story.
Read about the team at Hamilton Golf Club who persisted with a women’s beginner program for almost 50 years to achieve equal membership between men and women.
Shepparton Golf Club features a dynamic duo who are rapidly bringing women into the game. Read about our June winners and their initiative here.
Medway Golf Club, Victoria, has created a seamless participation pathway that now ensures a steady stream of new women signing up to the club every year. Discover the club's winning concept here.
Stella Cugley from Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club has won for championing many initiatives at her club that have led to greater gender equality. Read it here.
Our final monthly winner is the Women's Committee at Riversdale Golf Club, for waiving joining fees for short periods of time to incentivise more women to join their club. Read the story here.
Best Practice in Clubs
"2025 Visionaries" is a collection of stories celebrating the extraordinary work of 15 Australian golf clubs to promote gender equality through golf.
Case Studies 2019
Watch 2025 Visionaries
Read 2025 Visionaries Case Studies
Key Focus Areas
Ensure your club’s policies and procedures are consistent with the AHRC Guidelines
Implement gender neutral membership and competitions
Revise committee structures to empower more women into leadership positions
Age, gender and ability appropriate entry level and participation pathway opportunities
Engage female coaches at your venue
Even Par Gender Equality Club Support program
Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Guidelines
As a part of the Vision 2025 Strategy, Golf Australia engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop Guidelines for the Promotion of Equal Opportunity for Women and Girls in Golf (AHRC Guidelines). These have been endorsed by the R&A.
Take Action: Club Support Templates
Tools to help you bring Vision 2025 to life.
Even Par is a Golf Australia program aimed to support golf clubs in facilitating gender equality in golf and the broader community.
Download: Even Par checklist and case study tool
Download: Even Par planning template
Download: Even Par leadership statement
Creating your own club podcast to cashflow survival strategies; Golf Australia has a series of free webinars to upskill the golf community.
Multiday club championship template
Offering the opportunity for men to compete in an Honour Board competition on a weekend but not women may expose a club to gender discrimination litigation.
Champions of Change
Champions of Change Sport is a major collaborative effort to advance the involvement of women in all aspects of sport.
Golf Australia is proudly involved in this program and through this is working collectively with a specific focus on the following priorities:
Advancing more women into leadership positions
Developing more inclusive sporting cultures
Pay equity for elite players
Find out more: Champions of Change
Read a landmark report released by the group in March 2020 on "The Pathway to Gender Equality, including Pay Equality in Sport". It includes a detailed assessment of progress Golf Australia has made on gender equality in our sport.
National Sport Australia https://www.sportaus.gov.au/
Victoria This Girl Can https://thisgirlcan.com.au/ VicHealth https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/ Office for Women and Sport Recreation https://sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/participation/women-and-girls-sport/office-women-sport-and-recreation Change our Game http://changeourgame.vic.gov.au/ Sport and Recreation Victoria https://sport.vic.gov.au/
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