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Virtual Women's Golf Day unites the industry for digital celebration on June 2

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus join celebrities supporting virtual Women's Golf Day

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., 20 May 2020) On June 2nd all are invited to take the best seat in the house and tune into for a day packed with exclusive entertainment and inspirational messages from across the world of golf. The day of celebration is absolutely free, but do bring along your credit card, as there will be a whole host of incredible auction prizes to bid on as WGD raises much needed funds for Médecins sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders (MSF) and their battle with COVID-19. MSF supports healthcare workers battling this global pandemic in 70 countries which aligns strongly with the 52 countries which host Women’s Golf Day events.

Women's Golf Day Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus

A multitude of Major winners, including the greatest of all time - Jack Nicklaus - has contributed auction items and submitted videos that will be broadcast on the website throughout the day. There will be golf tips, fitness and insider info from Tour players past and present and exclusive videos from household names like CBS’s Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero.

Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day, is grateful for the international support that the virtual celebration is receiving: “The industry is pulling together to make sure that June 2nd is still an incredible day. I am so pleased that our long-term supporters around the world have been able to offer amazing auction prizes and we are thankful to every celebrity, golfer and supporter of the game who has provided the content that will make June 2nd shine. We can’t wait to show the world what virtual Women’s Golf Day is all about!”

The WGD Charity Auction goes live on May 28th and concludes June 2nd midnight EST and will include ‘must have’ lots from Real Club Valderrama, Experience Ireland Golf and Travel and the World Golf Hall of Fame, as well as memorabilia from players including Annika Sorenstam & Jack Nicklaus. A full list of items and a schedule for the day will be revealed on May 28th.

Elisa concludes: “I have always believed that the power of golf is in its community and have been so impressed by the way it pulls together in times of crisis. We are raising funds for a very important charity and there is still time for businesses to donate an auction items or experiences. We want people to celebrate the game we all love on June 2nd safely on our website and dig deep for the auction to show how much our community cares for our healthcare workers.”

For more details about how you can personally get involved visit or follow @womensgolfday on all social media channels.

Women’s Golf Day Supporters:
Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Indigo Golf Partners, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, PGA of America, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, Golf Channel, Golf Now, International Golf Federation, LET, LPGA, LPGA Amateur, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A, Superstore, Sky Sports, TopGolf, TPC Properties, Troon, Troon International, SwingDish, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, The World Golf Foundation and more.

Women's Golf Day unites globe

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls through golf. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations in nearly 60 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. WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 47 million global impressions to nearly 25 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 race, religion, language and geography.

To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming Virtual event on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 visit @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDUNITES

About Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization delivering care to those most in need. Its team of over 43,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, epidemiologists, mental health professionals, administrators, and others assist people caught in crises around the world. In more than 70 countries, MSF saves lives threatened by violence, disease, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, and catastrophic events. MSF’s decision to launch projects in any crisis is based solely on its expert assessment of people’s medical needs, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. MSF’s independent, neutral and impartial funding allows the organization access to patients in conflicts where others cannot go. It serves no agenda other than delivering quality medical care.

Nicole Wheatley - Medi8 +44 (0) 1782 664 856

Elisa Gaudet, WGD Founder +1 (305) 610-9558

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