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Women’s Golf Day to receive R&A support

Move is part of R&A's commitment to encourage more women and girls to play golf

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sunday, 31 May 2020) – Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is delighted to announce that The R&A will be supporting the campaign as part of its commitment to encourage more women and girls to play golf.

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Now in its fifth year, Women’s Golf Day will be celebrated, virtually, on June 2nd 2020, with entertaining videos from across the world of golf, social media engagement and a global charity auction supporting Médecins sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders (MSF).

The physical event is currently scheduled to take place on September 1st, subject to international healthcare guidelines. In 2019, over 900 locations in 52 countries held WGD events. With The R&A’s support the campaign aims to continue growing around the world by encouraging more locations to register events and inspiring more women to take up or return to the sport.

Women’s Golf Day has also become the latest signatory of the Women in Golf Charter which is inspiring an industry-wide commitment to develop a more inclusive culture within golf. Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day, said, “We are so encouraged to see The R&A dedicate resources to the expansion of women’s golf worldwide. When I look back to year one it is incredible to see how far Women’s Golf Day has come, and I am excited to see where we can go from here with their support.”

Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Championships, The R&A commented, “The R&A is committed to ensuring golf is thriving 50 years from now. The Women in Golf Charter is reflective of our desire for more women and girls to be involved in every level of the sport and we are very supportive of initiatives like Women’s Golf Day which encourages this.”

In response to COVID-19, standard registration fees for locations have been waived. Locations interested in joining the events can do so for free by using the code “wgdunites” on the Women’s Golf Day website https://womensgolfday.com/register/ . Anyone interested in taking part in Women’s Golf Day can find further information online https://womensgolfday.com/virtual-golf-day/ .

For all the latest news and information follow @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay.

Women’s Golf Day Supporters:
Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Billy Casper, 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.

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY:
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 www.womensgolfday.com @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDUNITES

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Nicole Wheatley, CEO, Medi8 nicole@medi8ltd.co.uk +44 1782 664 856

Elisa Gaudet, WGD Founder elisa@execgolfintl.com +1 (305) 610-9558

Sponsorship inquires: marketing@womensgolfday.com

Women's Golf Day unites globe