WOMEN and women can have a greater consciousness in golf with the launch of Golf Australia’s ‘Guidelines for the promoting of identical opportunity for women and ladies in golfing’.
Produced at the side of the Australian Human Rights Commission, the publication targets to decreased discrimination at the same time as selling identical possibility.
Kate Jenkins, a Sex Discrimination Commissioner on the Commission, said it gives a sensible manual for golf equipment.
“The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes this possibility to companion with Golf Australia at the development of these pointers,” Ms Jenkins said.
“They provide information at the operation of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and practical guidance on how golfing clubs can sell equal possibility for ladies and girls.
“With its use of a unique handicap device, golf is mainly properly placed to be an inclusive recreation for people of all genders, ages and abilities. A real opportunity exists to grow the participation rates for ladies and ladies within golf.
“The recommendations offer an opportunity for golf equipment around Australia to revisit their regulations and practices to ensure compliance with the Act and to deal with those issues. The suggestions are especially well-timed given the present day momentum in terms of the participation of girls in the game.”
The hints provide steering for clubs to make sure memberships are gender impartial, provide open get entry to the course always for both genders, maximise female participation and facilitate the inclusion of ladies in governance arrangements.
Golf Australia leader government Stephen Pitt changed into pleased the sport could actively deal with gender equality.
“I would like to express GA’s honest appreciation to the Australian Human Rights Commission for agreeing to supply this guide for the game of golf,” he said.
“To this factor, there was a clear gap in the steering we were capable of making to be had to clubs on extensive problems that relate to identical opportunity for ladies and women.
“Firstly, the consistency of numerous golf operational practices with the federal sex discrimination law, which has been in pressure considering 1984; and, secondly, what it’s far that clubs can do to enforce regulations to sell the same opportunity for ladies and girls in golfing.
“We accept as true with this document will go a long way toward filling this area.”