WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, May 1, 2020 – In light of the escalated response to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Women’s Golf Day (WGD) leadership team is announcing a new approach to this year’s event scheduled worldwide on June 2, 2020. This year, WGD is adapting the event to engage and empower women as part of a “virtual” WGD celebration.
The health and well-being of WGD partners and guests is paramount, so the in-person events that take place worldwide (as part of the world’s largest single day celebration of women’s golf) will move to Sept. 1, providing there is clearance from the WHO and governing bodies. With this modification, WGD is providing two opportunities for engagement.
By setting a new date, which is provisionally September 1, Founder of WGD Elisa Gaudet hopes to offer the industry something positive to focus on at this challenging time. “The global community finds itself in an unprecedented situation and we need to respond appropriately,” shared Gaudet. “Women’s Golf Day is in a unique position because we have the flexibility to react quickly to the changing landscape while also giving the industry something positive to aim towards. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but we are hopeful that the September date is realistic.”
In the meantime, plans are in place to create a virtual celebration of WGD on the original date of June 2. Just as in previous years, the day’s celebration will start as the sun rises in Australia and end as the sun sets in Hawaii. Expect to see video content from famous faces and inspirational stories from around the world shared across the campaign’s social media platforms. The 2020 campaign will be a catalyst to support a post-pandemic resurgence of the industry.
To help more locations join the community in time for the Sept. date, WGD is offering “free” basic registration on the website www.womensgolfday.com with the code WGDUnites. Any golf course/club can participate as well as retailers such as PGA Superstore, TopGolf locations and driving ranges– essentially anywhere you can swing a club.
Please visit WGD website www.womensgolfday.com, tag #WGDUNITES, for ongoing digital content and updates.
Women’s Golf Day Supporters:
World Golf Foundation, International Golf Federation, PGA of America, European Tour, WE ARE GOLF, European Tour properties, LET, LPGA, TPC properties, Golf Channel, Sky Sports, Golf Now, ClubCorp, Troon, Billy Casper, PGA TOUR Superstore, TopGolf, NGCOA, EGCOA, NGCOA Canada, LPGA Amateur Golf Association, Annika Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, Ahead, All Square, Chronogolf, SwingDish, Modest Golf Management, Women & Golf, Doctor’s Orders: Play Golf and The California Alliance for Golf.
About Women’s Golf Day:
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a single-day event scheduled the first Tuesday of every June to introduce new participants to golf and celebrating existing players by joining them together irrespective of race, religion, language, ethnicity, or location. WGD has become a global movement and celebrates folks learning golf skills that last a lifetime. WGD strives to Engage, Empower and Support through the event and platform. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport.