04 Jun '13, 12pm

Just 14% of UK golfers are female: Were lagging behind when compared to our European cousins

Just 14% of UK golfers are female: Were lagging behind when compared to our European cousins

Catriona Matthew is the UK's top performer A RECENT PGA survey shows that of the 4.2 million golfers in the UK and Northern Ireland, just 14% are female. The UK ranks 25th out of 29 European countries surveyed. The female participation figure in Great Britain & Ireland stands at 609,000. Australia's ratio is 21.7% female, the USA at 17.3%. The European average stands at 24.6%. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland more than a third of golfers are female despite not implementing any radical female participation programs. In Scotland, sexism in golf has been an issue with the all-male members clubs such as Muirfield not wanting to be unisex. It's now up to the R&A to follow the USA's example, who last month launched an 84-page publication called Connecting With Her Playbook, documenting plans for the future of female golf. The publication gives courses excellent guidelines to ...

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