WEST PALM BEACH, Florida., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In 2021, the number of women playing on the golf course hit an all-time high, according to the National Golf Foundation ― and the June 7, 2022 The Women’s Golf Day (WGD) event will celebrate this milestone by uniting people around the world through golf for 24 hours straight. The event, which celebrates its 7and year, begins in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii.
The number of female golfers rose to nearly 6.2 million in 2021. This comes after a net increase of 450,000 female golfers in 2020 pushed the female participant base on the course to over 6 million for the first time since 2007 WGD, a global movement that engages, empowers and supports women through golf, will welcome this push at its annual one-day sport and community celebration. WGD was founded by Elisa Gaudet in 2016.
The 4-hour WGD Experience, held annually on the first Tuesday in June and hosted at over 1,200 locations in 80 countries, provides an easy and accessible platform to build golf foundation and skills that will last a lifetime. It creates a network to support the pursuit of golf, regardless of skill level or interest, while engaging women in an empowerment initiative with global impact from a local level. The event transcends race, gender, religion, language, geography or economic status.
“More and more women are starting to play golf, and Women’s Golf Day provides a great opportunity for them to learn to play or enjoy more of the game they have developed a love for,” Gaudet said. “WGD creates opportunities for people around the world and gives them a chance to connect and feel welcome in the sport. We started by creating local events around the world. WGD has now grown into a global movement and a community of people who support each other regardless of their golf skill level.”
The event’s four-hour format offers women a golf experience with lessons or 9 holes of play for the first two hours. The second two hours are a social event where the two groups come together. Participating locations can be found at womensgolfday.com/location/. Location registration for WGD events is now available for virtually any location that offers golf or golf-related products and services. The cost for people to participate varies by location. For more information and to register, visit www.WomensGolfDay.com.
On this day, participants are encouraged to wear red and white and share photos and WGD event posts on social media by tagging @womensgolfday and using the hashtags #womensgolfday and #WGDunites.
WGD is also hosting WGD Palooza, a free virtual event anyone can attend May 31, 2022. This one-of-a-kind, 2-hour digital celebration is interactive and connects golfers around the world with golf stakeholders creating opportunities for more people to engage with the sport, people and brands. Register at https://womensgolfday.com/wgdpalooza/.
Women’s Golf Day supporters: Current partners and supporting organizations are: 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, Imperial Headwear, LET, LPGA Amateur, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, Players First, Prestige Flags, Sky Sports, TopGolf, TopTracer, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, 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 equips them with skills that last a lifetime. The one-day, four-hour event has been held at more than 1,000 venues in nearly 80 countries since its inception in 2016 and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport. WGD is the fastest growing women’s golf development initiative.
In 2021, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received over 87 million global impressions for nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there’s nothing quite like it in sport, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf around the world for 24 consecutive hours, transcending the gender, race, religion, language, geography or economic status.
To find us online, visit: www.womensgolfday.com
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 gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information , material status or sexual orientation.
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