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Women & Girls Golf

Establishing a more inclusive culture within golf

With huge opportunities to grow golf globally through the increased participation of women and girls, there is a significant focus in this area to help drive a more inclusive culture worldwide.

The R&A merger with the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) at the start of 2017 has acted as a catalyst to help develop women’s golf on the global stage.


Women in Golf Leadership Development Programme

A personal development journey for women leaders in the golf industry who are looking to fast-track their growth and career through a transformative learning experience.

This exciting new virtual programme is fully sponsored by The R&A and forms a significant part of its commitment to the Women in Golf Charter. It is designed for those women who are looking to grow leadership confidence in how they develop themselves; lead their teams, their organisations and who have the drive and ambition to become a senior leader within the golf industry.

On this programme, you will:

• Explore what it means to have leadership impact
• Understand and practice being a transformational leader
• Know how to lead high performing teams
• Be involved in a project that is sponsored by The R&A

To ensure your learning has an impact on your personal and professional goals, you will partner with a coach who will support you in how you apply your learning and overcome any limitations. You will also have an industry mentor, a senior leader in business who will support and guide you as you work your way through the programme and look to progress in your role.

The R&A Women in Golf Charter


In May 2018, The R&A launched the Women in Golf Charter, with the aim to increase women and girls’ participation and membership in golf, encourage more families to enjoy golf as a leisure activity and encourage more opportunities for women to work in the golf industry.

While the Women in Golf Charter provides the impetus for change, #FOREeveryone represents a creative approach to unite the industry behind a single campaign and, in time, starting speaking to the public.  

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