R & A continues to contribute to the development of golf between women and girls by providing funding to support the appointment of new “Development Leaders” in Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The R & A is working with its affiliates all over the world to increase the game of golf in the world. The investment is part of the institution’s guide to encourage more women, girls and families to play more and more, becoming members of the golf clubsscattered around the world.
GBP 75,000 has been allocated initially for the next three years; the agreement agreed between R & A, Golf Australia, England Golf, the Golfing Union of Ireland / the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union, Scottish Golf and Wales GolfGolf, for the recruitment and appointment of experienced sports development personnel.
The selected representatives will work side by side with the interested parties to create innovative solutions, inspiring campaigns that increase the participation of women and girls who want to offer an active lifestyle for themselves and their families.
Duncan Weir, Executive Director of Golf Development at R & A, said:
“Women and girls continue to be an under-represented group in golf around the world and we have to work hard to attract much more in this sport, especially in this period when we need to increase our participation levels in Golf.opportunities, working with our affiliates, to develop initiatives to include and inspire participation in golf, considering it as fun, a pleasant recreational activity that provides physical and mental benefits for women and families “
Recent research commissioned by R & A has shown that if you can attract more women, girls and families in golf there will be a significant opportunity for growth of the participants in this sport.