We, Westbury Golf 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 Westbury 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 Westbury 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 Westbury Golf 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 Westbury GC Plan to achieve this
To achieving and maintain 30% female representation on our management committee by actively promoting these positions linked to appropriate role descriptors that are not gender specific
Deliver a minimum number of 1 initiative each year targeting women/girls and families that are aligned with key England Golf campaigns
Have designated Champions/Mentors within the club who can assist and support new participants and members
Appoint a designated Charter Champion within the club who can assist with the promotion and reporting of the charter
To become a SafeGolf accredited club and ensure policies and procedures remain up to date
Signed on Behalf of Westbury Golf Club :
Club Secretary: Signed: S.A Turner Date: 31/3/21
Charter Champion: Signed: R.H.Rawlings Date: 31/3/21
Ladies Captain and Vice Captain Signed: Ann Poolman & Tina James Dated 31/3/21