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Penha Longa Becomes First Portoguese Golf Resort to Join The Women in Golf Charter

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Penha Longa Resort’s pledge to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter shows its commitment to growing the game of golf, with a current female staff representation of 48%, the resort is best placed to help grow the game of golf and maximise the potential of women and girls in Portugal.

The resort aims to provide introductions to golf as well as offering resort wide initiatives to grow female representation. As part of the commitment and through supporting the objectives of the charter, Penha Longa Resort will become one of the 900+ signatories, which include National Federations, golf clubs, professional tours and organisations.

Charter from 2018

The Women in Golf Charter was established in 2018 to encourage more women and girls to both play and pursue a career in the game. Now, with its #FOREeveryone campaign, the R&A is calling upon industry organisations to create a more inclusive culture that safeguards golf for future generations.

Penha Longa Resort has committed to multiple projects as part of the Women in Golf Charter, most notably starting with the facilities at the resort and looking to build upon what they currently offer female members and guests. In addition, the resort hopes to grow their 135-person female workforce in key areas such as the Operations department and Greenkeeping team.

New commitments

Golf specific commitments will also be introduced to increase the number of female members to achieve a balanced image of all genders and ages, as well as a further investment into women and girls who are hoping to grow and compete within golf, with the aim of allowing them to play golf at a professional or international level.

Oliver Key, General Manager, Penha Longa Resort, said;

“When the Women in Golf Charter was proposed to us, we knew that it was something that we had to be a part of and an area we want to grow at Penha Longa Resort. We have continually been looking at ways to grow our golf offering and our pledge to the charter cements this further, as we look to fulfil it through a number of events and projects we’re implementing in the coming months. From encouraging family wide representation through our annual events to enhancing our women’s golf collection in the pro-shop, we believe that what we are putting in place will help grow the game of golf in Portugal for girls and women.”

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Penha Longa join the Women in Golf Charter. Photos by Penha Longa