Knutsford Golf Club has become the latest signatory to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter. This progressive Cheshire club has pledged to drive participation among women and girls as well as encouraging more females to pursue a career within the golf industry. In keeping with the founding principles of the Charter, Knutsford Golf Club will continue to make strides towards further developing a welcoming and inspiring environment for all women and girls at the club.
As a signatory, Knutsford Golf Club has made a number of firm commitments.
- to increase the number of women and girls playing and working in golf.
- to enable women to flourish throughout golf,
- to support necessary cultural change
The Club has received the backing and full support from England Golf – the governing body for the amateur game in the country. England Golf will provide assistance via its network of Club Support Officers to enable the club to develop and expand their policy in the months and years to come.
The Club has also appointed a Charter Champion, Di Finn, to help co-ordinate the development of the plan to boost the numbers of women and girls involved in golf. Di, a former hockey player who combined a busy career with family and took up golf in her 40’s said.
“I am excited to be leading the Women in Golf Charter campaign at Knutsford. We are an open, welcoming and inclusive Club and its fantastic to see our members so enthusiastic to deliver the aims of the Charter. As we move out of lockdown golf will undoubtedly help us develop healthier lifestyles, and I am looking forward to seeing an increase in women members. We will be running our popular Get into Golf programme so look out for details of that via our web site and social media channels”.
The Women in Golf Charter was introduced in 2018 by The R&A with the full backing of England Golf. In October 2020, the initiative was given further impetus with the launch of the #FOREeveryone campaign. The campaign begins with the distribution of a toolkit resource, designed to provide guidance on operational and marketing improvement to help attract more women and girls to the sport.
Knutsford Golf Club is now ready to contribute actively towards commitments that can develop the culture of golf to the benefit of all of those who play and love the sport.
Further details on the Women in Golf Charter and how other clubs and counties can become signatories are available on the England Golf website.
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