Golf Australia’s Get into Golf Women’s Program is an initiative that seeks to break down barriers and promote inclusiveness in the world of golf. Our Golf Venues have embraced the program which is opening doors and opportunities to women of all ages to engage in the sport.
Golf is often regarded as an activity for men. However, the Get into Golf Women’s Program is changing this perception by making it possible for females to participate in an inclusive and supportive environment by promoting friendship and social connectivity, along with empowerment, fitness and personal growth.
Western Australian golf venues, Marangaroo and Point Walter Golf courses, have committed to creating an environment where women, regardless of their age or skill level, can feel comfortable and included on the golf course. With over 15 participants across the three golf venues and high demand for additional clinics, the Western Australian Get into Golf Women’s Program is a leading initiative and inclusive for all.
Doug Bailey, WA Regional Golf Manager, remarked that by providing a specific program for women at each of the Western Australian venues, the game of golf has been made more accessible and enjoyable for those from various backgrounds and skill levels.
“We are not only committed to the participants but also understand their need for social opportunities, which build a strong sense of community. Through this transformation we’re not only changing the perception of golf amongst women; we’re setting an example in promoting inclusiveness and equal participation for women in sports,” said Doug.
Point Walter Golf Course’s Venue Manager, Tim Wood believes the program offers a range of health benefits, including building muscular strength, enhancing flexibility, promoting cardiovascular health, reducing stress, and empowering women to boost their confidence, all while enjoying the great outdoors.
“Over the course of several weeks, Point Walter Golf Courses provided the opportunity for participants to engage in small group clinics led by experienced PGA Professionals. These clinics provided a supportive environment for women to learn and enjoy golf, regardless of their previous experience or skill level. At Point Walter we aim to foster a sense of community and make golf more accessible and enjoyable for women from all walks of life,” reflected Tim.
One of Perth’s favourite courses, Marangaroo Golf Course eagerly promoted the program amongst its female community. Venue Manager Lee Norcliffe said, “We love to encourage newcomers from beginners to elite and the Get into Golf Women’s Program is a refreshing change providing greater access for all women.
“We are furthering the growth of golf within the community through our collective partnership with Golf Australia and the Get into Golf programs. Feedback from our participants has been great with many enjoying the golf tips. With plans to get out on the course more often, our participants have all agreed that one of the greatest impacts our program has had are the social connections,” said Lee.
The commitment of Marangaroo and Point Walter Golf Courses to increase female participation in golf extends beyond the golf course. Each recognises the vital role social opportunities have in building a strong sense of community.