|5th of September –
Phone catch up with Vickie regarding Health and Wellbeing Standards. There is plenty of development and provided her with all evidence towards submission for Bronze Submission.
10th of September –
The Equality Steering Group met and were updated on the new EIA process and the introduction of a pre-screening process. The championship department introduced the concept of a festival week in June 2020. This would showcase a variety of inclusive and adapted competitions such as a Golf Sixes Final, Welsh Disabled Open, and Summer Swing. There is also the potential to trial the new World Handicap System during a gender-neutral competition.
We now have 12 R&A Women in Golf Charter clubs with Royal Porthcawl, Cardiff and Wrexham in the process of submission –Great progress since February!
7 clubs across Wales have signed up to our Girls Golf Cymru Scheme. 52 girls took part in 2019 and next year we hope to pilot as a Girls Golf Cymru season where individuals can sign up at any point throughout the year.
40 girls attended our Girls Golf Clinic at Swansea Bay Golf Club. The girl’s only day was filled with golf and glitter. Girls received coaching sessions covering all aspects of the game and were then treated to an afternoon tea party.
Our Summer Swing at Maesdu Golf Club had 102 new golfers attend with varying abilities. 71 ladies and 31 men took part (8 participants that were disabled). Participants ranged across 3 years of the New2Golf program. Less experienced golfers played a flag event and those with handicaps played a 9-hole competition. The first tee shot was hit by Amy Boulden, Symetra Tour player which eliminated the first tee nerves.
26th September –
We received great feedback from our update meeting on the 21st. After long deliberation, we have decided to go for Advanced Equality Standards in March 2020.
30th September –
Following on from our full staff meeting across all departments we updated our Health and Wellbeing staff pledge:
‘Wales Golf is dedicated to promote and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of all staff through workplace practices and encourage and support staff to keep their minds fit along with their bodies.’ This was off the back of staff consultations to get feedback regarding our Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy, Strategy & Risk Assessment.