The R&A Women in Golf Charter

A commitment to a more inclusive culture within golf We, Wanstead GC 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 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 Wanstead 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.

The Charter:
➢ Is a statement of intent from the golf industry and Wanstead GC, 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

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 with Wanstead 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 Wanstead GC Plan to achieve this
➢ Promote mixed play
➢ Reduce and eliminate stigma/sexism in relation to forward tees
➢ Increase the visibility of women members within the club
➢ Increase the uptake of golf for women (of all ages, but particularly of young girls and women) to reach a membership target of 20%
➢ Capture and report on impact measures
➢ Promote the charter