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 email@example.com.
R&A Women in Golf Charter Signatories
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:
Murrumbidgee Country Club
NEW SOUTH WALES:
Rich River Golf Club - read their story
Roseville Golf Club
Babinda Golf Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Club
Hervey Bay Golf Club
The Brisbane Golf Club - read their story
Windaroo Golf Club
Blackwood Golf Club
Glenelg Golf Club - read their story
Kooyonga Golf Club
South Lakes Golf Club
The Grange Golf Club
Bridport Golf Club - read their story
Claremont Golf Club
Devonport Country Club - read their story
Freycinet Golf Club
Kingston Beach Golf Club - read their story
Mowbray Golf Club
Pittwater Golf Club
Richmond Golf Club
Riverside Golf Club - read their story
Royal Hobart Golf Club - read their story
Swansea Golf Club
Ulverstone Golf Club
Albert Park Women's Golf Club
Barwon Valley Golf Club
Commonwealth Golf Club - read their story
Curlewis Golf Club
East Geelong Golf Club
Flinders Golf Club
Green Acres Golf Club
Hamilton Golf Club
Hidden Valley Golf Club
Horsham Golf Club
Huntingdale Golf Club - read their story
Keysborough Golf Club - read their story
Leongatha Golf Club
Medway Golf Club
Meeniyan Golf Club
Merbein Golf Club
Neangar Park Golf Club
Northern Golf Club
Romsey Golf Club
Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club
Shepparton Golf Club - read their story
The Dunes Golf Links
The Eastern Golf Club
The National Golf Club
The Metropolitan Golf Club - read their story
Thirteenth Beach Golf Links
Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club
Torquay Golf Club
Warrnambool Golf Club
Woodlands Golf Club
Yarra Yarra Golf Club - read their story
Gosnells Golf Club - read their story
Lakelands Golf Club
Sun City Golf Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.