Cavendish Golf Club has made a formal commitment to deliver the Women and Girls Charter which aims to develop a culture that values women’s involvement in every aspect of the sport, from participating to pursuing a career.
The Board has set targets to develop a more inclusive culture within golf, for more women and girls across all levels of the sport. These targets cover all aspects of the club from recruitment, retention, offering a range of initiatives and coaching experiences, promoting inclusion through social media and through club governance which supports female representation on the Board.
To assist the club in becoming more inclusive, Andie Fearnley has agreed to be our Charter Champion and will guide and direct us through this developmental change.
Andie is fairly new to golf being recruited through the ‘Prosecco and Putting’ initiative in 2018 and then benefitting from support and guidance of the ladies Buddy Scheme.
She had regular small group lessons with other new recruits both at the driving range and out on the Piccolo course and was introduced to 4 holes on the big course! Soon she was hooked and has become an active member of Cavendish GC.
She has embraced opportunities and made new friends through playing in friendlies, club competitions, opens and County Team events. She hasn’t looked back since she joined. Infact, an added bonus is that since she moved to Buxton from Essex, she has rekindled a long lost childhood friendship with her best friend, Rachel Child out on the golf course!!
Progress of the Cavendish GC Women in Golf Charter action plan will be reported to England Golf by our Charter Champion, where it will be reviewed on an annual basis.