Abu Dhabi Golf Club has announced that it has signed up to the R&A Women in Golf Charter.
Andrea Faldella, Club Operations Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, said at the announcement: “It has always been part of our DNA to support women’s golf at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. We have a very strong ladies’ section at the club with over 75 members. but we also have a high number of ladies and junior groups involving girls, who are all learning the game. On our staff at Abu Dhabi Golf Club we are proud to have more than 26 women working in Clubhouse operations.’
“It is appropriate that Abu Dhabi Golf Club has signed up to this Women in Golf Charter at this time with the Club hosting the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship in just a few weeks on the National Course.”
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The Women in Golf Charter, aligned to the Emirates Golf Federation, 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.
“We look forward to discussing all the goals we intend to achieve with both the Emirates Golf Federation and the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Lady Captain and to create a culture within the Club to over-deliver on this initiative,” said Andrea.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club received the Women in Golf Charter Certificate from Ed Johnson, Assistant Director — R&A Amateur Championships, during his recent golf course set-up and site inspection visit to Abu Dhabi as part of the planning for the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship.