Last year, the number of women hitting the greens surged to an all-time high since 2015, according to the National Golf Federation ― and the June 7, 2022 Women’s Golf Day (WGD) event will celebrate this milestone by uniting females across the globe through golf for 24 hours straight. The event, founded by Elisa Gaudet in 2016, starts in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii.
In 2020, the number of women golfers jumped by 450,000 year over year, and they now make up a quarter of all golfers with a count of approximately 6 million. WGD, a global movement that engages, empowers, and supports females through golf, will embrace this surge at its annual one-day sporting and community celebration.
The 4-hour Women’s Golf Day experience, which takes place each year on the first Tuesday of June and has been hosted at more than 1,000 locations in 80 countries, allows a simple and accessible platform to build a golf foundation and skills that will last a lifetime. It creates a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest, while engaging women in an empowering initiative with global impact from a local level. The event transcends race, gender, religion, language, geography or economic status.
“More and more women are beginning to participate in golf, and Women’s Golf Day provides a great opportunity for them to either learn how to play or further enjoy this game for which they have developed a love,” said Gaudet. “Women’s Golf Day gives women all over the world a chance to connect with other women and feel welcome in the sport. We started by creating a global event that has now become a community of women around the world supporting each other no matter what their golf skill level is.”
The event’s four-hour format gives women the option of two hours of lessons for new golfers or two hours of 9-hole play for existing golfers. The second two hours is a social event where both groups join together. Participating locations can be found at womensgolfday.com/location/. Practically every location that offers golf or golf-related products and services can host an event on Women’s Golf Day. To learn more, visit https://womensgolfday.com/about/.
Participants are encouraged to wear red and white, and share photos and posts from WGD events on social media tagging @womensgolfday and using the hashtags #womensgolfday and #WGDUnites.
Cost to participate varies by location. For more information on Women’s Golf Day and to register, visit www.WomensGolfDay.com
In addition, WGD is hosting WGD Palooza, an online digital event anyone can attend on May 31, 2022. This one-of-a-kind, 2-hour digital celebration is interactive and connects golfers from around the world to the movers and shakers in golf by creating opportunities for more people to engage with the sport, people and the brands. WGD Palooza is free to attend, and open to everyone. Register at https://womensgolfday.com/wgdpalooza/ to receive the event link.
Women’s Golf Day Supporters: Current partners and supporting organizations of WGD are: Ahead, Callaway Golf, ClubCorp, FootJoy, GloveIt, Golf Town, Titleist, The R&A, and PGA TOUR Superstore. Women’s Golf Day is also proudly supported by: All Square, Annika Foundation, Asian Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, The Golf Channel, GolfNow, International Golf Federation, LET, LPGA, LPGA Amateur, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, Players First, Sky Sports, TopGolf, TopTracer, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, Women’s Golf & Travel, The World Golf Foundation and more.
About Women’s Golf Day:
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that Engages, Empowers, and Supports women and girls through golf and facilities them learning the skills that last a lifetime. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 1000 locations in nearly 80 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport. WGD is the fastest-growing female golf development initiative.
In 2021, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 87 million global impressions to nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending gender, race, religion, language, geography, or economic status.
To find us online visit: www.womensgolfday.com
To follow us on social media: @womensgolfday #WomensGolfDay #WGDunites
All are welcome to participate in Women’s Golf Day except where prohibited by law. Women’s Golf Day does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, material status or sexual orientation.