A leading Staffordshire golf club has been recognised for inspiring women and girls.
The South Staffordshire Golf Club, with over a century of history, has demonstrated that it fosters a progressive environment for junior girls and women players. The club recently gained the Safegolf accreditation.
For its continued contributions to equality and inclusivity in the game is has now been credited with the Women in Golf Charter from England Golf.
With a history dating back to 1892 and a layout designed by the legendary Harry Vardon, this scenic parkland course in 160 acres has matured into a championship venue under the stewardship of successive golfing luminaries. Today it is considered to be one of the finest golf courses in the Midlands.
Club manager, Sue LeBeau, explained that the club has worked hard to create an environment where women and girls can develop as players and also be involved in decisions that make a successful ladies section and friendly social venue.
Jeremy Tomlinson, England Golf CEO, added: ‘I am personally delighted with the commitments you have made to the Women in Golf Charter, and the targets you have set to encourage women and girls to participate in the governance of the club.’
The R&A launched the Women in Golf Charter in May 2018 and is supported by England Golf. Signatories to the charter are called upon to develop an inclusive environment for women and girls, setting themselves annual reporting targets for participation and membership
Its principle purposes are:
• To encourage more women and girls to play the game and join clubs
• To inspire more families to enjoy golf as a group leisure activity
• To open up more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry
The European Tour, the Ladies’ European Tour, the European Golf Association, the Professional Golfers’ Association, Wales Golf, Golf Australia, Golf Canada, the Golfing Union of Ireland, England Golf, the Irish Ladies’ Golf Association and Scottish Golf have all pledged their support as signatories of the Charter.