‘Ladies present!’: an auto/ethnographic study of women amateur golfers at an English provincial golf club

  • Stacey Mitchell, Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Adam Evans
  • Qualitative Research in Sport Exercise and Health, February 2016, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/2159676x.2016.1140674

Women amateur golfers in England and sexism

What is it about?

Despite high general participation rates in golf in England and a raft of initiatives to encourage more women and younger players into golf, fewer than one in five amateur golfers in England is female and there are relatively few young women entering the sport. Sexist policies and practices have been identified as possible barriers to women’s and girls’ grass-roots participation in golf, but to date little qualitative research has been undertaken on the lived experiences of recreational women players themselves. To address this, an 18-month research project was undertaken within a case study club in the English East Midlands.

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