If you are a part of the golf industry in any way and want to be a part of growing and diversifying our sport, please download this toolkit. We need EVERYONE to participate in this movement to welcome more people into the game (in their own way). This toolkit is a product of incredible collaboration. We are all in this together, and we need all of us. Don’t be intimated. Lean in.
The toolkit is about 30 pages and has a link to hundreds of resources to use at your discretion so that you’re involved in Make Golf Your Thing. There’s an overview of the movement, examples of invitations, graphics you can customize, tips to ensure golf is inclusive and welcoming and more.
Download the Make Golf Your Thing toolkit here.
The education and skill development industry workgroup has provided this resource toolkit for any person, golf facility, or organization in the golf industry who seeks training resources in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This document highlights organizations who offer diversity training and education, including companies that specialize in athlete specific concerns, LGBTQ+ awareness and inclusion, as well as building respectful and safe work environments. It will be updated regularly with additional resources.
Charged with developing human resource policies, protocols or programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion across golf industry employers, the human resources work group recently facilitated an industry-wide employee survey to better understand the composition and sentiments of golf’s workforce. More than 2,300 industry representatives from 35 different organizations participated.
Follow these links to learn more:
Becoming a Champion of Inclusion with Athlete Ally
Make Golf Your Thing believes golf is a game for all. For that reason, the Education & Skill Development Work Group partnered with Athlete Ally to host a one hour training on some of the key barriers to LGBTQI+ inclusion in sports. Athlete Ally Founder and Executive Director Hudson Taylor shares his personal journey and gives insight into what Athlete Ally is doing to address these key barriers, and what you can do to champion inclusion in your workplace and beyond.
During Pride month, Make Golf Your Thing would also like to highlight several organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community in and outside of sports.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
JASMYN supports and empowers LGBTQ young people by creating safe space, providing health and wholeness services and offering youth development opportunities, while bringing people and resources together to promote equality and human rights.
Rainbow Laces is a Stonewall campaign where participants do something active while wearing Rainbow Laces in their boots or trainers, to show their support for LGBT equality.
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.
We Are Allies seeks to educate, engage and “call to action” the business, faith-based, military, government, nonprofit, educational, arts and private sectors as we move towards passage of comprehensive polices that protect our LGBTQ community.