R&A Women in Golf Charter

Golf Australia has committed to the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter that aims to enable more women and girls to maximise their potential at all levels of the sport. Golf Australia is now encouraging Australian golf clubs and facilities to become signatories of the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter, publicly stating their commitment to improving the sport for women & girls.

Some of the benefits of becoming a signatory of the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter include:

  • Receiving a Signatory decal that can be placed at your club to showcase your support and commitment of the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

  • Receive a digital suite of marketing tools that can be used for your own website and advertising.

  • Ability to be nominated for Golf Australia programs such as Visionary of the Year and the Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girl’s Scholarship program funding.

  • Recognition of your commitments on both the R&A website and Golf Australia website – with potential to have your club/facility highlighted through video case studies.

If you are interested in becoming a Women in Golf Charter signatory club, please submit an expression of interest form here. From there we will arrange a brief meeting with your local Golf Australia Regional Development Officer or Clubs and Facilities Support Manager, and the Female Engagement Team.

Golf Australia has a range of resources to assist clubs in making their commitment to the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter. The most pivotal of the resources is Sport Australia’s ‘Game Plan’ tool, accessed from the Club & Facility Support portal. The ‘Game Plan’ tool, which a module focused on the growth of women in golf, will help a club identify areas of the club in which it already excels, and areas for improvement, ultimately assisting in the development of an action plan for your organisation.

Let’s all work together to get more girls and women both playing and working in golf! For any questions, please contact womeningolfcharter@golf.org.au.

R&A Women in Golf signatories by completion date

State Golf Club Date of Completion
VIC Shepparton Golf Club 28/02/2022
TAS Bridport Golf Club 27/04/2022
TAS Kingston Beach Golf Club 27/04/2022
TAS Royal Hobart Golf Club 27/04/2022
TAS Ulverstone Golf Club 27/04/2022
TAS Riverside Golf Club 2/05/2022
TAS Claremont Golf Club 2/05/2022
TAS Devonport Country Clubs 19/05/2022
VIC Barwon Valley Golf Club 20/06/2022
VIC Albert Park Women's Golf Club 18/07/2022
VIC Meeniyan Golf Club 18/07/2022
VIC Merbein Golf Club 18/07/2022
VIC Lonsdale Links 22/08/2022
VIC Leongatha Golf Club 29/08/2022
VIC Curlewis Golf Club 7/09/2022
VIC Keysborough Golf Club 7/09/2022
VIC Neangar Park Golf Club 15/09/2022
VIC Thirteenth Beach Golf Club 21/11/2022
VIC The Metropolitan Golf Club 24/11/2022

Shepparton Golf Club leads a raft of clubs to sign The R&A Women in Golf Charter, showcasing their commitment to create an inclusive culture for women and girls. The below clubs join Victorian country’s Shepparton as the first clubs in Australia to commit to the Charter, which aims to enable more women and girls to maximise their potential at all levels of the sport. The Charter was launched for clubs in Australia last December with Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia all committed to driving gender equity at golf clubs across the country.

  • Shepparton Golf Club (first)

  • Bridport Golf Club

  • Kingston Beach Golf Club

  • Riverside Golf Club

  • Royal Hobart Golf Club

  • Devonport Country Club

Read the announcement.

Draw inspiration from case studies of existing signatories around the world. Check out the Carnoustie case study below that the R&A has used as part the Women in Golf Charter’s #FOREeveryone campaign in attempt to get more girls and women playing, working and leading in Golf in the UK and Ireland.

How do I become a signatory of the R&A Women in Golf Charter? If you are interested in becoming a Women in Golf Charter signatory club, please reach out to us via womeningolfcharter@golf.org.au. From there we will arrange a brief meeting with your local Golf Australia Regional Development Officer or Clubs and Facilities Support Manager, and the Female Engagement Team.

How many items do I need on my action plan? Once you complete Sport Australia’s Gameplan assessment tool, your local Golf Australia Regional Development Officer or Clubs and Facilities Support Manager will assist you in developing an action plan and help the club to identify actions that your club would like to undertake. The number of actions within the plan are driven by the capacity and needs of the club.

Once my club becomes a signatory of the R&A what’s next? Clubs who become signatories will then work through their commitments for the next 12 months until they are re-assessed using the Women in Golf Module again.

Are there any benefits of a Golf Club becoming an R&A Signatory Club? Yes. The R&A have provided their endorsement for Australian golf clubs/facilities, and you will be highlighted as a signatory club on the R&A website. The R&A also have a list of resources that clubs can access for becoming a signatory.

What happens if our club needs assistance with our commitments? Golf Australia’s CFS/RDO staff will be your point of contact and they will work to support your club/facility where they can. We understand that there will be a variance of support across states/territories however, our staff will assist where they are able to.

Our club is already doing most of these actions anyway, what’s the point of signing up if we are already doing this? If your club is already completing these actions, let’s get your club/facility get recognised for these actions and become endorsed by the R&A and Golf Australia. It is also great to complete this Women in Golf Module as part of your clubs Gameplan requirements.

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