The Shire London has become the latest signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.
This week, the seventh instalment in the Rose Ladies Series will be held at The Shire and the club has pledged to build on the momentum gained from being chosen to host the tournament to drive more females towards participation and also to pursue careers within the industry.
In keeping with the founding principles of the charter, The Shire has vowed to make tangible efforts in developing a welcoming and inspiring environment for women and girls at the club.
“Our golf club is a place we want members and visitors to feel welcome, regardless of age or gender,” said Cae-Menai-Davis, Director of The Shire London (pictured above right).
“The Charter represents everything we, as a club, stand for. In signing the Charter, we understand the importance it has for the future of the game and we intend to do our bit in changing the perception of golf moving forward.”
“We look forward to welcoming some of the UK’s best and most promising up-and-coming female golfers to The Shire London this week for the Rose Ladies Series, which we hope will encourage more women and girls to take up the sport and visit our club.
“We are committed to launching a new programme in the coming months with our new Junior Coach, Harry Casey, whereby women of all abilities will be able to learn new or develop existing skills and techniques. The programme will be an enjoyable and social experience to encourage those involved to bring even more women into the game.”
Introduced by The R&A in May 2018 with the backing of England Golf, the Women in Golf Charter aims to foster a more inclusive culture within the game of golf and to ensure that women across the world are afforded equal opportunities to maximise their potential, both on the course and within the golf industry.
Kevin Barker, Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said: “We know there is a real growth opportunity for golf if it can attract more women, girls and families into the sport and so it is important for clubs and facilities to offer activities that encourage them to enjoy playing golf and the many health and social benefits it can provide.”
“We are pleased that The Shire London has adopted the Women in Golf Charter as part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity and providing more opportunities for women and girls to play golf.”
Details on how your club or county can become signatories to the Women in Golf Charter can be found here