Women in Golf

We are a golf club for everyone and have been welcoming lady golfers for over 100 years!

In 1889, the same year that the men formed the Beverley and East Riding Golf Club, a proposal was made that the ladies of Beverley play over the ‘ground’ of the Club. This proposal was amended to ‘form a ground of their own’ and it was agreed that the ladies made their own arrangements with the groundkeeper for tending their ground.

In 1897, a momentous year for ladies’ golf in Beverley, the ladies were permitted to use the men’s course – on payment of an annual rent of £12-10s-0d! The first Ladies Open Meeting and a mixed foursome event were held that year. A few years later in 1905 Miss Bertha Thompson successfully became the English Ladies Champion at Cromer.  Eventually, in 1912 the ladies’ club was amalgamated with the men’s club.

Today Beverley and East Riding Golf Club has an active and friendly ladies’ section who enjoy a wide range of golfing and social events, including events with the men’s section.

Our ladies play most of their competitions on a Tuesday, but there are also numerous opportunities to play ladies and mixed golf in the week and at the weekends.

Ladies also have the opportunity to represent Beverley and East Riding Golf Club in inter-club matches which range from competitive to more social and friendly fixtures.  This is a great way to make new friends and get the chance to experience playing other golf courses.

During the year we also hold fun competitions, away days, invitation days, open competitions and social/charity events.

New for 2020 – Women in Golf Charter

We are delighted to have signed up to be part of the R&A’s ‘Women in Golf’ Charter introduced by the R&A in May 2018.  We are committed to creating and maintaining a more inclusive environment for women who want to join, play, volunteer and work at the club.  Our golf club is a place we want members and visitors to feel welcome, regardless of age or gender.

The aim of the Charter is to develop a range of initiatives designed to encourage and inspire women and families to take part in golf activities.  With this in mind, we are committed to launching a new programme in the Autumn to ensure that women and girls’ participation and development sits firmly within the club’s strategic plan.