The R&A to invest £80 million in women’s and mixed golf

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The R&A is investing £80 million into women’s and mixed golf over the next ten years to boost participation in the sport. Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall will support The R&A’s drive to inspire more women, girls and families into playing golf by becoming its
latest ambassador.

Hall, said: “… I am passionate about helping to grow the game so it’s very natural for me to support The R&A’s great initiatives, particularly for women and children, over the coming years. The Women in Golf Charter is a great first step and I look forward to working with them on some exciting initiatives over the next few years”
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “The Charter is a strong statement of intent from the golf industry that it has to change and a commitment on behalf of all of us to take measures designed to achieve positive change for women, girls and families. This is crucial to growing participation in the sport in the years ahead…”

The charter supporting women’s golf was announced in May 2018 and to date, 107 organisations have given their commitment, pledging to build on current initiatives and develop new projects to increase the number of women, girls and families playing golf and becoming members of clubs, as well as giving women wider opportunities to enjoy careers and volunteering in
the sport.

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