The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter & Get into Golf

Get into Golf 2021

The aim of Get into Golf at Merchants is to provide ladies new to the sport the opportunity to try golf without the expense of buying equipment/ golf shoes and joining a club. We hope you will love the whole experience as much as we do and at the end of coaching decide to continue by joining our club. There will be an exclusive Membership Offer for you to take advantage of

If you are already an experienced golfer you may still want the whole package or simply to take up our Exclusive Membership Offer. Whatever your choice we hope you have a great experience at our club.

The Programme
This is an 8 week course. The lessons will take place once a week. In between times you will have unrestricted and free use of our practice facilities and be given a card to access the club-house. We would consider running the programme again at other times if there is enough interest.
You do not need golf clubs. Equipment can be borrowed for the lessons and for practising. Just ask Neil or Henry at the Pro Shop for the Get into Golf equipment. No special clothing is required. We suggest that you select the same clothes that you would wear for a walk, bearing in mind you need to be able to swing a club. A waterproof jacket would be a good idea. Training shoes or gym
shoes are fine.
The cost of the programme is £40. You will then be offered a special deal to take out membership for the rest of this season.

For more information on current programmes and future events, contact Margaret Clark Ladies Convenor - clarks.edinburgh@btinternet.com

GIG in action
Sessions drills
Chipping session

Women in Golf Charter

The R&A unveiled its new Women in Golf Charter in May 2018 as part of the organisation’s global drive 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 Women in Golf Charter intends to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf around the world and enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential at all levels of the sport.

More than 240 clubs in Scotland have now committed to the Charter and we’re looking for even more.

We are delighted to have signed up to the The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter and #FOREeveryone campaign which is in place to help us create an inclusive culture in the game, encouraging more women and girls into the sport.

The Women in Golf Charter specifically aims to:
- Strengthen the focus on gender balance and provide a united position for the golf industry
- Commit national federations and organisations to support measures targeted at increasing participation of women, girls and families in golf
- Call upon signatories to take positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of women working at all levels of the sport
- Set individual targets for national associations for participation and membership and reporting progress annually
- Develop an inclusive environment for women and girls within golf