Par for female golf participation

FIVE Tasmanian golf clubs, including Royal Hobart Golf Club and Tasmania Golf Club, have participated in a series of workshops to promote the sport to female members.

Golf Australia female engagement senior manager Chloe Kurdas said Even Par was a national program designed to increase the number of women and girls playing and leading golf clubs.

“Even Par sees Golf Australia support clubs to complete a review of what they are doing,” she said.

“We want to provide opportunities for growth and development and a clear action plan.”

Ms Kurdas said nationally women only make up 20 per cent of golf club members.

“We need more women playing and more women leading golf clubs, being on their boards,” she said.

“We know that diversity in leadership and leading decision-making can significantly enhance organisations and businesses.”

Golf Australia delivered a series of workshops in Hobart and Launceston with the final session that was recently held at Royal Hobart seeing five clubs being awarded for their participation – Royal Hobart, Tasmania, Claremont, Kingston Beach and Richmond.

Ms Kurdas said women’s participation at golf clubs was fundamental to their future.

“We have to make sure the game of golf is attractive to everyone and that everyone can see there is a place for them in the game and at a golf club – both playing and leading the sport,” she said.

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