Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Industry Around the Globe Unites in Support of Women’s Golf Day

POSTED ON May 14, 2019 @ 1:31 pm

June 4th 2019 will be the largest ever single-day celebration of women’s golf with venues from every corner of the globe joining forces to promote the sport.  With a growing profile and impressive roll call of supporters, it’s hard to imagine that a little over four years ago Women’s Golf Day was simply a pipe dream for founder Elisa Gaudet.  Her commitment has galvanised the industry, bringing together a phenomenal number of industry influencers from around the world.

Over the past three years, WGD events have been held at over 900 venues in 52 countries and have delivered golf experiences to more than 50,000 women and girls.  This year what is remarkable is the growth of the campaign in countries who have been involved since year one.  In Nigeria thanks to development work with the Nigerian Golf Federation a record 14 venues are already signed up to run their 4 hour experiences and in the Czech Republic there is an incredible 35 participating venues all preparing to welcome women and girls through their doors.

As the campaign has grown from strength to strength, its impact has become apparent beyond Women’s Golf Day itself as Elisa explains, “What we are beginning to see is a deep rooted change from the golf club level through to national organisations.  I set out on this journey because I wanted more women to try the sport that has brought so much joy to my life.  I am really proud to have inspired others to run their own campaigns because we have a singular aim, which is of paramount importance to the future of golf.”

8 new countries signed up in 2018, including Hong Kong which makes an impressive return in 2018 with more venues signing up.  Vietnam and Lithuania are amongst the newcomers for 2019, demonstrating the global reach of the campaign.  Mike Hendrix, Vice President GolfNow Business Solutions, who have been ardent supporters of WGD year on year isn’t surprised by the continued growth as he explains, “Our Business Services team has been speaking with hundreds of golf courses in North America about hosting their own event on June 4th and the response has been great. We’ve seen golfers through social media asking if their local course will be hosting an event and we’ve seen golf instructors step up and create and support events. Our golf course partners love this initiative and we salute Elisa’s passion and drive”

This year’s WGD campaign is extremely personal for Elisa who has partnered with Play for P.I.N.K.®, a non-profit organization that donates 100% of its proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.  She concludes, “This is a fantastic charity which is very close to my heart. We hope that this new partnership will help raise awareness and much needed funds for breast cancer research through the power of golf.”

For anyone interested in talking part at a WGD event, keep an eye on the WGD social media at @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay and check into www.womensgolfday.com to register to take part at one of the hundreds of WGD events taking place on June 4

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

Maximise your sales: The New Pro-Shop Solution App...

Manage your Pro Shop like a Pro: ProShop...

Cybercrime – Is your golf business insured?...

New technology, new business practice The internet and...

The Royal Sydney Golf Club to Implement New Championship Cou...

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is pleased to...

SEEK: Golf Club Fitting Technician – Leadership – (Ti...

    Experienced golf club fitting technician   Leadership focus with professional and elite amateur players Melbourne based with regular travel   Our...

SEEK: Golf Operations Assistant – Indooroopilly GC (Brisban...

Indooroopilly Golf Club (IGC) is one of Australia’s most highly respected private golf clubs with 36 Holes, situated on a 131 hectare...

SEEK: General Manager – Toowoomba Golf Club Middle Ridge (Q...

The position of General Manager reports to a Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall delivery of the Club’s strategic...

New Zealand Golf’s Sustainability Pledge...

The golf bodies of New Zealand have today announced their unified support for a new national initiative that will drive the sport’s...

Golf Saudi Summit: Major new golf business event announced...

Yesterday saw the announcement of an all-new global golf business event, the Golf Saudi Summit, that will bring together...

Australia among first to roll out world handicap system in 2020...

The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January 2020 and will provide golfers with a...

Hong Kong Open postponed due to ongoing social unrest...

Regretfully the European Tour, in conjunction with our tournament co-sanctioning partner at the Asian Tour, has taken the decision...

Toro Lends Support to PGA of GB&I’s International Conferen...

Toro, one of the world’s leading brands of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, has become a supporting sponsor of...

The most outrageous mini golf competition is coming to Australia ...

Eureka Productions is now looking for golfing pros and weekend players to apply for a new mini golf show....

Superstar panel to entertain at the Schweppes National Conference...

As part of the 2019 GMA National Conference, the Schweppes Dinner will be held on Tuesday 8th October in...