Nov 04, 2015

BGIA Welcomes a New Associate Member

BGIA Welcomes a New Associate Member

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is delighted to welcome Women & Golf as a new associate member.

Women & Golf are the UK’s best-selling bi-monthly magazine and website for female golfers.  First published in 1991, it provides women golfers with the latest in-depth news, reviews and information on instruction, equipment and fashion in what has become an increasingly stylish sport.  They also offer readers a look at the lifestyle associated with the game, providing them with tips on general health and fitness which will not only help their game but their general wellbeing. 

Kim Wild, Publisher at Women & Golf said “Women & Golf are delighted to be part of the BGIA and are really looking forward to supporting them to increase participation in the sport, particularly from women.”
Companies related to the golf industry, that are not directly engaged in the manufacture, wholesaling and/or distribution of golf products and services can all become associate members of the BGIA.

The BGIA has already committed to raising the profile of women’s golf by part funding fellow BGIA Associate members the Ladies European Tour’s initiative to implement a women and girls development plan centred on the Ladies European Masters (LEM). After becoming involved in this project (through its Grow Golf Fund) to develop increased participation levels for women and girls in golf, enabling Women & Golf to become BGIA associate members seemed the next logical step. For further information about Women and Golf please visit

Nigel Freemantle, BGIA Chairman said “The BGIA is committed to women’s golf and through our positive networking we look to support, build and improve the UK golf industry as a whole. Going forward we will be working very closely with our latest member.”

About the BGIA
The BGIA is the UK’s lead trade body representing UK manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of golf products and services.

About the Grow Golf Fund
The Grow Golf Fund was set up in April 2007, when four giants of the golf industry joined forces in an unprecedented move to help grow the game of golf. Acushnet, Callaway, Ping and Taylor Made/Adidas, under the umbrella of the BGIA, launched a new initiative to stimulate golf participation across all age groups, geographic regions and social backgrounds in the UK.
A Fund Committee has been established to make decisions on which initiatives should be supported – this now consists of four representatives from contributing companies.
The Fund Committee determines who benefits from funding. National projects are preferred as they reach a larger target audience. The only proviso is that any projects or initiatives should have the purpose of growing participation in golf in the UK.


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