A commitment to a more inclusive culture within golf
We, Princes Risborough Golf Club will play our role in helping to develop a culture that values women’s involvement in every aspect of the sport, from participating to pursuing a career.
- Working with England Golf and the BB&O, 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 leading role in this process and to working with affiliates, partners and the wider golf industry towards achieving this goal.
- In signing this Charter, we, Princes Risborough GC 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.
- Is a statement of intent from the golf industry and Princes Risborough 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 women 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
Princes Risborough Golf Club 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 with Princes Risborough GC
- 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 Princes Risborough GC Plan to achieve this
- Deliver a minimum number of 4 initiatives each year targeting women/girls and families that are aligned with key England Golf campaigns
- Formally promote inclusion to the wider community via the club website, social media accounts and local community groups
- Promote a membership pathway, for women/girls and families to progress within the club
- Have designated Ambassadors within the club who can assist and support new participants and members – Brian Fowler (men) Sue D’Arcy and Jill Peppett (women)
- Appoint designated Charter Champions within the club who can assist with the promotion and reporting of the charter – Gary Tubb and Sarah Tietjen
These objectives will be embedded into the club business plan and reviewed on an annual basis, to ensure that this inclusive commitment remains robust.
|Commitment||Current Situation||How this will be achieved||Date/Progress/Targets/Comments|
|1||Train Charter Champions||Ongoing||Regular management meetings||Commenced - The charter Champion to provide England Golf with an annual report on progress on commitments made|
|2||Seek Best Practice from other Clubs via BB&O & England Golf||Ongoing||Work with Sam Clapham at England Golf and John Kennedy at BB&O||Commenced|
|3||Endeavour to attract 30% female Academy Members||On target||Usage of England Golf ‘Get into Golf’ material, website and clubhouse promotional material and targeted social media campaigns||Commenced|
|4||Endeavour for new members to be 30% women
|33% of new Trial Members are female to date||Usage of England Golf ‘Get into Golf’ material, website and clubhouse promotional material and targeted social media campaigns||Commenced|
|5||Impact measures||To capture and record a baseline of all the key measures we are committing to within the charter including membership data for our club to determine the impact of the charter||Formally share progress and updates/changes to the charter with England Golf moving forward||To provide annual measures to help determine the impact of the charter|
|6||Promotion of the charter||To appoint a charter champion utilising the role description provided. The champion will be responsible for the promotion, activation and reporting on the progress of the charter.||The club will formally display the charter commitments internally and externally – noticeboards, website, social media, membership packs and utilise the England Golf press release||The charter Champion to provide England Golf with an annual report on progress on commitments made|