Women & Girls


England Golf are working to increase participation of women and girls in golf to 'Drive Women's Golf' and get them more involved and enjoying the game. With female membership currently standing at 15% it has been highlighted as a priority area for England Golf.

Below are a variety of resources for clubs to utilise to help grow this area:

As part of England Golf’s drive to get more people playing golf and the #thisgirlgolfs campaign, clubs are encouraged to hold women’s activities. We’re making June Women’s Golf Month and all clubs are invited to join in by running women’s Get into golf activities and benefitting from the national promotion through Get into golf, which is supported by Sky Sports.
Download England Golf’s step-by-step guide on running women’s activities. This includes an example offer which you can use and adapt for your own golf club. 

This Girl Can
Sport England's New interactive guide helping women and girls get active. 

The interactive guide provides tips and advice on how you might work with other organisations, both inside and outside of the sport sector.

Click here to view the practical guide and summary or take a look at the relevant sections from the guide.

Golf is a game for all. Unlike any other sport, golf’s unique handicap system allows people of different abilities to play and compete together, making it a great game for women and men alike.

#ThisGirlGolfs features a series of different women and girls of all ages and backgrounds showing how they fit golf into their everyday lives and enjoy the game.

Watch all the videos at the website here

Women & Girls Factsheets
England Golf recognises how important women and girls are to the game. In order to support you and your club England Golf have produced a series of women’s factsheets and girls factsheets. Covering a multitude of topics both sets of factsheets are interlinked and provide suggestions and recommendations across each of the topic areas and are supported by our recent focus group research and case studies.

Girls Factsheets
This new series of factsheets are specifically aimed at helping clubs attract and inspire more girls to play and become members. They provide suggestions and recommendations based on the latest research and also include case studies, giving practical examples from other clubs of how to grow the girls game. Covering 4 key topics recruitment, retention, marketing and communication and an overview to girls golf.

Women’s Factsheets
The women’s factsheets cover 10 key topic areas including recruitment, retention, membership, club environment, playing opportunities, websites and social media, club handicaps, volunteers, marketing and communications and an overview. These factsheets provide suggestions and recommendations across each of the topic areas and are supported by our recent focus group research and case studies to help provide clubs with practical examples of how to grow women’s golf.

Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2016
Statistics from the England Golf Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2016 have shown that:

  • Female members only make up 15% of golf club membership, yet females account for over 50% of the population and are therefore a potential growth area for golf clubs to increase participation and membership.
  • 55% of golf clubs have reported a decrease in Adult Female membership compared to only 21% that have shown an increase. 38% of golf clubs have reported a decrease in Junior Girls compared to only 20% that have shown an increase.

Our latest Women’s Focus Group Research which details the barriers women face when playing golf. 

For the practical examples of how to implement these suggestions and recommendation please log on to England Golf Clubhouse where you will be able to access Case studies. 

To discuss these resources in more detail at your club please get in touch with your Club Support Officer and/or your England Golf Regional Manager

  • England Golf Trust
  • Sport England
  • Woodhall Spa
  • GolfMark
  • Get into Golf