Following on from its Women In Golf Charter, the R&A have this week launched a new initiative called #FORE everyone to encourage more women and girls into the sport.
The Women In Golf Charter, which began in 2018, now has ober 1,000 clubs, golf facilities and golf industry organisations signed up to drive change and break down barriers. The aim is to increase the numbers of women and girls playing golf globally and create more employment opportunities.
#FOREeveryone has been launched as part of the charter, with England Golf, Scottish Golf, Golf Ireland, Wales Golf and the PGA providing support materials to clubs and golf venues to attract new female golfers. Since the industry side of #FOREGolf was initiated in 2020, 740 venues have since signed up, ready to welcome new female golfers.
To reach out to potential female golfers the website FOREeveryone.com has been set up to showcase the sport, give practical advice on how to get started, the health and social benefits and to challenge misconceptions.
Chief Development Officer at the R&A Phil Anderton says
“The R&A is demonstrating its commitment to vrete greater equality across golf. FOREeveryone is the next step to have more women and girls involved at all levels.
During the pandemic when people were looking for outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed safely we saw a heightened interest including from women and girls. Now is the perfect time to ensure this interest is maintained so women and girls enjoy the sport for many years to come”.