Women and Girls Golf
The EGU and EWGA are working together to increase women and girls participation in golf and to support EWGA's strategy to 'Drive Women's Golf'.
Statistics from the EGU/EWGA Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2006 have shown that:
- 83% of golf clubs have membership vacancies for female members (adults & juniors).
- 78% and 72% of golf clubs are actively seeking more adult female and junior girl members.
To help support golf clubs, the EGU/EWGA have produced a leaflet entitled 'Women & Girls Golf', which has been designed to help guide golf clubs on how to recruit and retain more women and girls. The leaflet provides ideas/suggestions for golf clubs to embrace/adapt. Download a copy of the leaflet Women & Girls Golf.
For more indepth ideas and working examples please download the following factsheets:
Before conducting activities to recruit and retain women and girls, the EGU/EWGA advise golf clubs to produce an Action Plan, detailing the following points:
Assess the health of the golf club - conduct an audit.
Identify whether there is a need to recruit and/or retain more women and girls. Has the golf club got membership vacancies in the appropriate categories?
What is your golf club hoping to achieve?
To increase junior girls' and ladies' membership and/or promote the facilities and activities available for women and girls.
What support do you have available to help achieve your aim?
Support from the ladies' and junior section, EGU/EWGA, PGA Professional and County Association. EWGA have recently produced a strategy for women and girls golf 2006-2009, with a mission of 'Driving Women's Golf'.
Have you consulted with current female members/players at the golf club?
Gather opinions of what females currently like (and dislike) about the golf club and the opportunities available. It is also important to find out why women and girls have left the golf club.
Is there a need for change?
Lifestyles have changed - does the golf club need to be more flexible with it's club procedures and rules? Are there opportunities available for golfers of all ages?
How can we promote our opportunities?
Leaflets, posters, the media, Internet, word of mouth.
Local facilities, sports/leisure centres, schools, colleges, businesses and community groups.
To discuss the recruitment and retention of women and girls at your golf club, View contact details of your EGU/EWGA Regional Development Officer