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Women in Golf Charter

Wednesday 15, Apr 2020


The Women in Golf Charter is a global drive led by The R&A to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. 

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association has commenced supporting the Women in Golf Charter led by The R&A, and pledges to advocate the charter in the professional Turf Management industry of Australia.  The details of the Charter are below.  


The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is the industry peak body for Sports turf Management in Australia.  A not-for-profit industry association formed in 1981, the Association has evolved into the largest industry association in Australia for professional Sports Turf Managers, with over 1,500 members and is committed to the continual education, development and support of all professionals involved in Turf Management.

There are clear and demonstrated benefits to growing the sport through increased engagement of women in participation, on committees, in management positions and this extends women who are actively involved in the profession of Agronomy and Course Management.

In support of the Women in Golf Charter led by The R&A, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association will commit to the following actions to increase the number of women and girls engaged in golf course management:

  • Encouraging more women and girls into Turf Management as a career, through actively engaging with Australian training providers, schools and local employment organisations
  • Continuing to increase the profile of Turf Managers, including the promotion of females in the profession through all available channels
  • Strongly promote and advocate for more women and girls working in golf course management
  • Empowering clubs and facilities around Australia to be more welcoming, inclusive and accessible for women and girls in course management
  • Advocating for increased opportunities for women in governance at all levels of golf
  • Investigate the establishment of a Women in Sports Turf Management program in Australia as a key initiative for developing a platform for females in the industry
  • Enhancing perceptions of Turf Management as a career that is accessible and inclusive among women and girls
  • Supporting existing programs in place with aligned Golf bodies in Australia, including Charter Signatories Golf Australia, the PGA and the LPGA


We look forward to working together with The R&A to achieve gender balance and a more inclusive culture within the Australian Sports Turf Management industry.