Women in Golf

St Bees Golf Club 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 at St Bees Golf Club 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.

The Charter

  • Is a statement of intent from the golf industry and St Bees Golf Club, 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 Commitment

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 St Bees Golf Club
    • 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.