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Inclusion for all
Our mission is to promote and increase diversity and inclusion across the game and business of golf.
WE ARE GOLF’s mission is to unite and activate the golf industry around key strategic initiatives that increase participation and retention, inspire involvement and interest in the game, and promote sustainable best practices for golf facilities.
ABOUT OUR TASK FORCE
Increase ethnic and gender diversity in golf
The Diversity Task Force has been actively involved in seeking opportunities to create greater diversity in the game and business of golf in four areas:
- Recreational Play
- Competitive Play
- Careers in Golf
- Suppliers to the Golf Industry
Programs committed to diversity in golf
Our focus is to increase diversity as it relates to ethnicities and gender.
We have compiled a list of entities and organizations offering internships in the golf industry.
We have compiled a list of suppliers to the golf industry offering careers in golf that support diversity.
How we’re changing the game of golf.
Diversity initiative created within the World Golf Foundation.
Year-long study on the state of diversity in the U.S. golf industry. Four diversity focus areas were determined: recreational golf, competitive golf, suppliers and workforce.
Brought industry and diversity leaders together was held in September.
Was launched in August with five members. Announced that the World Golf Hall of Fame would develop an exhibit dedicated to African Americans in golf.
World Golf Hall of Fame exhibit Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African-Americans in Golf opened in May. Charlie Sifford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Diversity was included on the meeting agenda with major golf organizations’ CEOs at U.S Open. Presentation leads to Human Resources Executives Group formation.
The first diversity & inclusion forum was held in December. The two-day forum was attended by reps from the PGA of America, PGA TOUR, LPGA, USGA, WGF, AJGA, IAGA, ASGCA, GCSAA, and NGCOA.
Task force develops a strategic plan, which features subcommittees for recreational golf, competitive golf, suppliers, workforce and communication. Dr. Mike Cooper was named chair of the task force.
The first Emerging Leaders Forum was attended by individuals identified as future leaders of the golf industry.
The Diversity Task Force is working hard to continue to make a difference within the industry through its continuous efforts.
Today is the 4th annual International Women’s Golf Day, a global event shaped by a collaborative effort to encourage women to participate in the game through various avenues.
A combination of retailers, golf facilities, and teaching professionals have registered to host free introductory events for first-time or beginning golfers, or more structured events.