June is Women’s Golf Month, but June 1st is Women’s Golf Day (WGD), a 24 hour-long celebration and promotion uniting women in golf around the world. From events in South Africa to Uganda, Korea, and the Dominican Republic, the 2021 Women’s Golf Day saw close to 1,000 golf facilities in over 80 countries hosting golf events involving tens of thousands of women.
Now in its 6th year, Women’s Golf Day’s popular red & white colors were everywhere to be seen on social media. According to the post-event press release, #WomensGolfDay reached 72.4M, unique users on social media platforms, generating 87M impressions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Held annually on June 1st, Women’s Golf Day is unique; a one-day sporting and community celebration event, connecting women and girls across the globe. For 24 hours straight, Women’s Golf Day transcended race, religion, language, geography, and economic status, demonstrating the power of women and golf.
Uganda, Japan, New Zealand, and Argentina were also new host countries for 2021. Golfers managed to join in the fun, even in places restricted by COVID-19, uniting with people around the world showing their love of the game by posting photos using the hashtag #womensgolfday.
“From the first event in Papakura, New Zealand to the last in Princeville, Hawaii, women, and girls have been sharing really special moments because of golf,” explains Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day.
Elisa explains, “Golf is not a one-size-fits-all sport anymore. Women want options, and thanks to our retail and brand partners, as well as the locations that host our official events, we can showcase golf at its very best. Women who have never played golf are beginning to see that in the 21st century, it is a sport for everyone. This is a really exciting time in golf’s evolution, and we are proud of the role we continue to play in making golf more accessible.”
Women who have never played golf are beginning to see that in the 21st century, it is a sport for everyone.
– Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day
2021 has seen another milestone smashed as the total number of participating venues reached 941, exceeding previous records. In addition, many facilities, including PGA TOUR Superstores, Topgolf venues, driving ranges, and traditional golf courses, have now hosted Official WGD events. The diverse range of opportunities to learn and play golf offered through WGD undoubtedly contributes to its success.
To learn more about Women’s Golf Day, the global female golf development initiative that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls through golf, visit their website here or at womensgolfday.com