Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

This report explains our Gender Pay Gap figures, which have been calculated based on gender pay gap reporting requirements. The summary below shows our overall mean and median gender pay gap based on hourly rates of pay as at the snapshot date of 5 April 2020. It also shows the mean and median difference between bonuses paid to men and women in the relevant bonus period preceding the snapshot date.

Gender Pay Gap Mean Median
Hourly pay 4.4% 5.8%
Bonus 75.8% 100%

Proportion of colleagues receiving a bonus in the 2019 performance year

Pay Quartiles

Proportion of males and females in each pay quartile

Understanding our data

Our gender distribution reflects the golf industry and the sport as a whole where participation is largely male dominated. Approximately 85% of our total workforce is based in our retail store estate with 90% of roles in this area being held by males in comparison with our retail support centre where this is only 54% of positions.

The data shows a 44% difference between the number of men and women being paid a bonus in the 2019 performance year. This bonus gap is driven by the structure of our workforce and the significantly higher proportion of men employed in our store estate where performance incentives and monthly bonuses are a core part of the retail benefit structure, directly linked to the achievement of individual and team sales performance targets.

Our approach to pay is gender neutral and we are confident that men and women are paid and rewarded equally for equivalent jobs across our business. All candidates have equal access to job roles within American Golf and pay rates for team members are set equally depending on living wage legislation, job role, geographical variances and market rates.

We confirm that this data is accurate.