Women in Golf Charter

Royal & Ancient England Golf

Women in Golf Charter

The Charter is an R&A initiative, launched in 2018, with the aim of creating a more inclusive culture within golf Clubs. We submitted our application in early October and are delighted to announce that England Golf and the R&A have awarded Burnham Beeches Golf Club ‘Women in Golf Charter’ status.  
The commitments BBGC has made to become a signatory of the Women in Golf Charter are:

1. Increase the number of Women golfers within the club in order to work on the golf gender gap we currently have in our membership.
2(a) The Ladies Captain to have the same rights, communication and consultation as the Club Captain, including attendance at Board Meetings to represent Ladies.
2(b) To potentially change the constitution of the Club so that there is a Mens’ Captain and a Ladies’ Captain; this is dependent on the approval of Members.
3. Promote volunteering opportunities for women and girls in the club.
4. Move from gender-based to ability-based tees by 1st April 2023 
5. To stage some mixed gender individual competitions on the same day at the weekend.
6. To actively promote female presence on the Board accepting that vacancies should be filled by members with the most appropriate skills and experience for the roles.
7. Appoint designated Charter Champion(s) within the club who can assist with the promotion of the charter, recording a baseline for the commitments in the charter and reporting on the progress in implementing the Charter. 

To see the Charter in full please CLICK THE IMAGE to view the charter 

John Smith and Maggie Southerden have been appointed designated Charter Champions within the Club who can assist Members who wish to know more about the Charter 

Peter Lowery 
General and Commercial Manager

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