Buckinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association

Women in Golf Charter   

We, the Buckinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association (BCLGA), call on everyone involved in golf to play their part in developing a culture that values women’s involvement in every aspect of the sport, from participating to pursuing a career.

Our aim is to increase the number of women and girls playing and working in golf.

To achieve this goal and to enable women to flourish throughout golf, we recognise the need for a fundamental shift in culture. There is a clear ethical need for change and the potential economic benefits of growing the sport through more women and girls playing are substantial.

The R&A commits to playing a leading role in this process and to working with affiliates, partners and the wider golf industry towards achieving this goal.

In signing this Charter, we the BCLGA commit to making tangible efforts to develop a welcoming and inspiring environment for women. We will do more to attract women into golf, to remain, and to have rewarding careers.

As signatories we commit to activate this Charter by:

  • Strongly advocating more women and girls playing and working in golf. 
  • Working with key stakeholders to develop and embed a more inclusive culture. 
  • Promoting the Charter and our goal of encouraging more women and girls to play golf and work in golf.  

How we at the BCLGA plan to achieve this:

  • WIG targeted events: We will continue to deliver at least two initiatives annually targeting women & girls that are aligned with key England Golf campaigns.
  • Continuous Improvement: We will review our playing opportunities in order to increase female participation in Championships and County events. We will seek out barriers to entry and respond to them.
  • Reporting: We will monitor Women’s and Junior girls’ participation in golf across the county and develop and maintain contact with juniors when they move out of junior ranks, especially those who go on to work in golf.
  • Communicating: We will review & improve communications, including web site, regular newsletters and social media presence.
  • Promoting: We will improve visibility of BCLGA for women and girl golfer.
  • Consulting: We will consult with clubs and encourage them to download the England Golf WIG toolkit and work through it.
  • Championing: We will appoint a designated Charter Champion within the County who can assist with the promotion and reporting of the Charter.

To download a complete copy of our WIG Charter commitments and achievements during 2023 please click here.

To seek help and support to start your Golf Clubs journey toward achieving signatory status, contact our WIG Charter Champion, Dr Jenny Denyer on


Please click here to view the England Golf RESPECT in Golf presentation.


To support all Golf Clubs affiliated to BCLGA with their initiatives to bring more Girls & Women into golf, we have launched a County Grant Scheme that uses the funds provided by England Golf from the surplus of their iGolf programme.  During 2023 a total of 6 Golf Clubs have already benefited from this scheme and received up to £500 of grants.  To download case studies from Burnham Beeches, Ellesborough, Whiteleaf and Wexham Park, please click here.

If your golf club is registered to become a Women in Golf signatory or has already achieved signatory status you will be eligible to apply for a grant. Please download the 2024 Grant Application Form here .

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