England Golf Launches 'Respect In Golf' Movement

The movement is aimed at inspiring a greater understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in the sport of golf.

Respect in golf
Respect in golf

England Golf has launched 'Respect in Golf', a new movement aimed at improving the understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in the game of golf.

Working alongside the other Home Nations, industry partners and affiliated clubs, England Golf wants to reinforce the message that there is no place for discrimination in today's game.

The mission is a clear one, England Golf wants to drive home the idea that golf belongs to everyone. All who play and all those who want to play must have an equal opportunity to do so. 

Based on four key pillars, the movement is underpinned by a survey of over 22,000 English golfers that provided valuable insight into the culture of golf and how it can be improved nationally. 

LEAD by example: Respect in all we do

ENERGISE & SUPPORT with better understanding: Establish a shared language for change

DELIVER a safe environment: SafeGolf accreditation

INSPIRE the most welcoming environment: Everyone must have an equal opportunity to participate in golf at any level.

The movement has been launched with a powerful video highlighting its key aims and values.

Discussing 'Respect in Golf', Jeremy Tomlinson,  Chief Executive Officer of England Golf, said:

“We recognise the negative perceptions of golf regarding age, gender, ethnicity and ability, which we intend to break down. There are too many good people in our sport looking to drive a more inclusive, welcoming culture for us not to drive communicated change through this movement."

England Golf has created an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework that will work alongside the Junior Golf Strategy in collaboration with the Golf Foundation to increase participation among underrepresented groups and also address and change perceptions in the game.

Golfers and fans of the game are encouraged to engage in 'Respect in Golf' by visiting www.englandgolf.org/respect-in-golf.


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