Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association launches programme to help more clubs sign up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter

A group of 25 women from clubs across Northumberland took part in a Women in Golf Charter workshop at Morpeth Golf Club as part of the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association’s drive to support more clubs in signing up to The R&A programme.

Facilitated by England Golf club support officer Neil Burke and county executive member Kathryn Archibald, the event began with an overview of the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

The charter, which is designed to encourage women to play and work in golf, was created by the R&A in 2018. On its launch, R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: “The charter is a strong statement of intent from the golf industry that it has to change and a commitment on behalf of all of us to take measures designed to achieve positive change for women, girls and families. This is crucial to growing participation in the sport in the years ahead.”

The NLCGA and 21 clubs in Northumberland have achieved charter status to-date and the workshop was designed to encourage, inspire and support clubs thinking about working towards it. Presentations were given from representatives of City of Newcastle, Alnmouth and Morpeth golf clubs about their learning, process and progress. Table discussion then generated ideas and plans for new Charter developments.

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