For the last few months I’ve been toying with the idea of doing something positive to address the gender imbalance in golf. Now, I know that sounds pretty broad (and political!) but if we look at the reality of things, from the top to the bottom, women and women’s golf get a really poor deal.

I’ve spent a career experiencing, and listening to, the way in which women are treated in our sport. Some of the stories would make you cringe, others would make you angry.

There came a point, chatting to the lovely Chloe Gallacher, when it suddenly struck me that I had a wealth of experience that I would happily share if it could help other women in the game. This is something I have done a lot, as a favour for a friend, but I never imagined it could be on a bigger scale.

I started asking other women I know whether they felt the same way. And they did. So I’ve decided that in 2018 I will bring female decision makers together to see what our combined efforts can achieve. This isn’t a feminist movement, but it will be an all female platform.

Today I decided to bite the bullet and start contacting women and formalising my idea. What has struck me hardest is realising just how low the number of females decision makers is! I’ve emailed women who are already committed to taking part, friends, colleagues and some very powerful men asking them all the same question: Who are the female decision makers in golf?

The list is embarrassingly short!

We have a lot of work to do, but I am really excited. Doing nothing for another 15 years just isn’t an option.