Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Record Participation in Women’s Golf Day

POSTED ON June 15, 2018 @ 1:10 pm

The world came together for the third annual celebration of women and girls golf – Women’s Golf Day (WGD) 2018.

Events across the globe kicked off in Sydney, Australia, finishing over 24 hours later, and almost a full turn of the globe away, in Hawaii, with golfing communities being strengthened and created all along the way.

The 2018 event spanned eight new countries: Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Mauritius, Egypt, Uganda, Guadeloupe and Montenegro, taking the total number of countries to have participated in the event to 58 and the number of venues in excess of 900.

With thousands of women enjoying the day of golf and socialising at their golf venues, and millions of golf fans supporting the event across social media, Women’s Golf Day 2018 created a wave of enthusiasm for the women’s game like never seen before.

Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day, was astounded by the impact of the day and the support shown across the world.

“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved with Women’s Golf Day. The positivity and enthusiasm shown by the golfing community across the world just blew me away. The pictures of smiling faces at events in Uganda, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and so many others could so easily have been the faces I saw at the events I attended in the US. The game of golf has transcended national borders and the incredible women involved in the game across the globe showed the world how much we all have in common.”

Lauren Thompson from Golf Channel played a prominent part in promoting the day’s events, hosting Morning Drive’s programme dedicated to Women’s Golf Day and those people in the industry making an impact on women. They even included live coverage from WGD events in Dubai and Pinehurst.

Thompson said: “WGD is so fun, I cannot believe it has been three years in the running and we always talk about growing the game and how much we need to get more females out there on the golf course and then someone went and did something about it.”

Social media support from the golfing world hit a new high with some of the most recognised names and organisations in the game getting behind the day. But the real stars of the show were the women and girls that were out on the courses, ranges, stores and venues that held events across the globe.

Natalie Goodall, Assistant Teaching Professional at The Els Club Dubai, said: “WGD has really helped bring awareness around the region, not just in Dubai but in Abu Dhabi and also in the Saudi regions. It’s becoming really big and it’s so good to see.”

Women’s Golf Day has ignited a passion for the game in many and brought a sense of fun, community and belonging to many more. As the sun set on the final event in the 2018 day, Gaudet reflected on the global movement that she has created.

“There’s nothing like WGD in any other sport,” she said. “The communities that we’ve tapped into are truly amazing and to be part of growing and strengthening their bonds is such a privilege. This year, more than any, has made me realise the importance of providing a platform for a celebration of all the ways golf brings women closer together and I can’t wait to reach even more of the world’s women and girls in 2019.”

 

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central

Shortland Waters GG sold to retirement village developer for...

Shortland Waters Golf Club members say they feel “dudded”...

New report gives insight to millennial engagement in golf cl...

GolfWA identified some time ago that there was...

Troon adds Cape Wickham Golf Links to its portfolio...

Troon has announced today its latest collaboration with Cape Wickham Golf Links, Australia’s premier golfing destination on King Island off the north-west...

Longyard golf course development plans blocked by council...

TAMWORTH Regional Council has stopped a $6.25 million over-50s village from being built around the Longyard golf course. Councillors voted unanimously to...

SEEK: Inclusive Golf Coach – Empower Golf...

Part Time Position : Inclusive Golf Coach Empower Golf is Australia’s premier multi disability inclusive golf organisation, with it’s office located in...

Retirement village at Pakuranga Golf Course, NZ, will be fairway ...

Residents of a “boundaryless” retirement village to be built on the edge of an Auckland golf course will be able to stroll directly...

Suzy Whaley Elected 41st President of the PGA of America...

PGA Master Professional Suzy Whaley was elected the 41st President of the PGA of America today at the Association’s 102nd Annual...

Gary Player leads winners at 2018 World Golf Awards...

Golfing legend, Gary Player, was voted ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’ at the 5th annual World Golf Awards. The...

Taipei Launch for New Asian Golf Industry Federation Event Format...

The Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) will unveil its new event format in Taipei next month. The AGIF is...

Asian Golf Industry Federation Welcomes New Board Members...

Industry stalwarts Laurie Walsh and Henrik Friis have been elected to the Board of the Asian Golf Industry Federation...

Norman urges synergy for Aus golf bodies...

Greg Norman believes the struggling Australian summer of golf won’t consistently attract the world’s best players until the sport’s...

Play nine-hole golf at the Adelaide Oval...

In an Australian first, the Adelaide Oval will be transformed into a nine-hole golf course a nine-hole putting course, a...