The R&A - Working for Golf

Girls4Tech at the AIG Women's Open

A Girls4Tech event is being held at the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn on Friday (2 August), highlighting the synergy with technology and golf, with girl golfers invited to attend.

Girls4Tech recently celebrated its 5th anniversary with almost 250,000 girls having gone through the programme in 25 countries.

The programme takes a basic approach to teach advanced concepts of STEM technology. There are six different stations, with participants at each station getting a chance to explore and experience the technologies that underlie the foundations of modern-day digital systems. 

Mastercard support

Twelve interns from The Open Patron Mastercard will deliver the 90-minute programme, overseen by the head of the programme Susan Warner, on Friday at Woburn, (10.00am-12noon approximately) on site at the AIG Women’s British Open. The girls will then be free to join parents/carers to head over to the Golf Zone, explore the spectator village and watch the top players competing.

Junior girls from golf clubs, aged between 8-11 years, are invited to take part in the programme and to enjoy the experience of the Championship. 

Places are limited to 30 and are allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend please contact Jackie Davidson, Assistant Director – Golf Development at The R&A. Email: jackiedavidson@randa.org

Women in Golf Charter

In May 2018, The R&A launched the Women in Golf Charter, a global call to action to unite the golf industry and encourage more women and girls into golf, as well as working and volunteering in the industry.

In developing the Charter, The R&A researched the Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering industry to identify any key learnings from the work this sector had been doing to attract and support women and girls to study for a career in the STEM industry.