Knole Park Golf Club

The R&A Women in Golf Charter

We, Knole Park Golf Club, 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 leadership role in this process and to working with affiliates, partners and the wider golf industry towards achieving this goal.

- In signing this Charter, we, Knole Park Golf Club, 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 Knole Park Golf Club, 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 wormen 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.

- 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 Knole Park Golf Club plan to achieve this:

1.   Increase participation of women in running the club.

2.  Encourage more women, young women and girls, to join the club.

3.  East the transition from the academy to the club, and for new members.

4.  Improve the golfing experience.

5.  Modernise the look and feel of the club house.

6.  Improve on-course toilet facilities.

7. Ensure equal opportunities in the club staff and coaching team, and offering careers in the golfing industry.

8.  Maintain a designated Charter Champion within the club who can assist with the promotion and reporting of the charter, and conduct an annual review of progress with the Board of the club.

Please click here to read the full Women in Golf Charter

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