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Gender Equality Case Studies Library

This library contains case studies showcasing how golf clubs, facilities and PGA Instructors have successfully delivered programs and initiatives to better gender equality.

Be inspired and empowered to take these ideas and initiate the same, or similar at your local facility.

Whether you are from a small volunteer-run club or a large city-based club, our stories cover a wide range of topics from various sized clubs and facilities across Australia.

Need further information and support? Contact wgengagement@golf.org.au

First impressions done right.

Learn about sucessful initiatives that ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for women and girls.

Entry level programs and pathway

Diversified offerings

Induction and social induction programs

Mentoring programs

Here to stay.

Learn how others have ensured equal access and opportunity for women and girls.

Multiday club championship

Membership categories

Playing rights and tee time allocation

More than play.

Learn how others have upskilled and empowered their women members to obtain positions of leadership. Plus, the amazing and rewarding work you can do as a Community Instructor.

Board and committee representation, including women’s committee

Community Instructor

Tap into it.

Many resources and services exist to make gender equality easier to navigate. Learn how others have tapped into these resources and achieved success.

Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Guidelines

Club support & education sessions by Golf Australia

External funding and campaigns

Be inspired.

Golf is embedded by tradition and change can be difficult to navigate. Learn how others have successfully led their club and members through transformative change.


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.

Nominations are now closed.

Stay tuned for information on the finals campaign.


Visionary of the Year 2023 monthly winners

  • March

    • The Brisbane Golf Club places great importance on ensuring that women and girls have ample opportunity to engage with and be part of the club with the development of women and girls a key focus in the club's strategic plan. Read their story.

  • April

    • PGA Professional Janine Barney of Windaroo Lakes Golf role consists of everything from fostering a partnership with local council, to running on-course sessions, to developing female community instructors, to managing a Facebook group that connects women with each other falls under her role description. Read their story here.

  • May

    • Congratulations to Devonport Country Club for their holistic and informed approach towards gender equality at the club including: a balanced board, Inclusive championships and competitions, Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship and a welcoming and supportive pathway for beginners. Read their story.

  • June

    • Congratulations to Red Cliffs Golf Club for listening and acting upon a community need to get into golf. Having already attracted 80 women to the club’s program over the past 12 months, Red Cliffs will now commence programs for the Islander women, as well as MyGolf for their children. Read their story.

  • July

    • Congratulations to the team at Woodlands Golf Club for their whole-of-club and rounded approach to increasing women and girls’ membership from 16% to 26% in thee years. Read their story.

  • August

    • Congratulations to the team at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club for their informed and creative approach to increasing women’s participation. Read their story.

  • September

    • Congratulations to the team at Northern Golf Club for their ongoing commitment to gender equality.  Read their story.

  • October

    • Congratulations to the team at Thirteenth Beach Golf Club for their ongoing commitment to gender equality for their planned, evidence-based approach to tackling gender equality.  Read their story.

Launch of the guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf

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.

Download: "Guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf"

Tools to help you bring Vision 2025 to life.

Women's Sub Committee

Download: Terms of Reference - Women's Committee

Download: Terms of Reference - Women's Committee Background & Implementation Guide

Even Par

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

Webinar Series

Creating your own club podcast to cashflow survival strategies; Golf Australia has a series of free webinars to upskill the golf community.

Access free webinars here

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.

Download: How you can implement a multiday club championship format at your club

Read: How Kew Golf Club implemented a multiday club championship case study

Read: Huntingdale Golf Club case study

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.

Useful Links

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/

NSW Office for Sport NSW https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/ Daughters and Dads https://www.daughtersanddads.com.au/

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