WHEN IT’S 4 p.m. on June 7 wherever in the world you are, take four hours to celebrate Women’s Golf Day. Fellow women golfers in other time zones either already will have or will still be planning their celebration.
Here’s the report from Emmy Moore Minister:
The inaugural international Women’s Golf Day (WGD) will be celebrated around the world on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, this first of-its-kind global growth of the game event will welcome women and girls to golf facilities where they’ll be introduced to the game in a welcoming and spirited environment. The event also encourages existing female golf enthusiasts to attend and tee it up for nine holes of late afternoon scramble-format golf.
International Women’s Golf Day was started by a dedicated group of golf industry veterans volunteering their expertise and working together to deliver a similar introductory golf experience to women and girls around the world. The four-hour experience consists of two hours of golf and two hours of socializing.
From 4:00 to 6:00pm the participant will have the option of two hours of lessons consisting of driving, chipping and putting or an on-course 9-hole experience. From 6:00-8:00pm attendees will participate in a celebratory gathering that’s all about socializing, networking, inspirational speakers, learning about various options to play golf and making quality connections through golf.
“We are inviting all golf facilities to participate in this event to engage and encourage women and girls to play golf,” said WGD Founder Elisa Gaudet. “Women are enormous economic influencers and it is important they have a positive experience around golf whether that means taking up the game themselves or encouraging and supporting their family members to play. Women’s Golf Day is an opportunity for golf facilities to host a women-welcoming event that works for women in their community as well as for their facility. There is no charge to the facility and lots of upside and community engagement for golf courses.”
The prestigious Waterville Golf Links (Kerry, Ireland) was the first course in Europe to sign up for the event and followed by a number of other courses in Ireland including: Galway Bay Golf Resort (Renville), Twin Oaks Championship Course at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort, (Kildare), and the historic Balcarrick Golf Club (Dublin). Other participating courses around the globe include: Punta Borinquen (West Coast of Puerto Rico), Turtle Hill (Southampton, Bermuda), Atlantic Beach Golf Club (Cape Town, South Africa) and several courses in Canada and England.
In the United States, those hosting a WGD event include (partial list): Leadbetter Golf Academy at PGA National Resort & Spa (West Palm Beach, FL), St. John’s Golf Club (Elkton, FL), Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course (Palm Beach, FL), Anchorage Golf Course (Anchorage, AK), Rhodes Ranch Golf Club (Las Vegas, NV), Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy (North Myrtle Beach, SC), Arrowhead Country Club (Glendale, AZ), Fox Meadow Country Club, (Medina, OH), as well as PGA TOUR Superstores from coast to coast.
To register a golf facility (course, club, driving range, practice center or retail outlet) click here.
Of course, 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/gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, natural origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, status or sexual orientation.