Women and Girls’ Golf Week is back this week (August 17-23) and will showcase the inspiring, innovative and energetic people who help drive the game in England and beyond.
The celebratory week begins on August 17 and coincides with the staging of the AIG Women’s Open. It runs through until August 23 and is brought to life by England Golf.
The online campaign highlights the successes of women and girls in many different roles in golf and challenges negative perceptions and myths around the game.
Women and girls across the country can continue to join in the fun and conversation on the England Golf social media channels by sharing their personal stories along with the tagline #WhyIGolf
This week’s daily themes are:
Monday: Careers – a chance to hear from the women who work in the industry and their reasons why.
Tuesday: A day to thank the 50,000 volunteers without whom the game could not thrive.
Wednesday: In this the most testing of years, it has never been more important to look after mental health – and golf is perfect for our wellbeing.
Thursday: Competition – as the first ball is struck at the AIG Women’s Open we hear from the current England Golf players and past graduates, as well as those club members who love their competitions.
Friday: Role models – there is always that special someone who triggers a love of the game. We want to hear who inspired you to pick up a club or get into golf.
Saturday: Celebrating newbies – tell us how you got into the game after lockdown or simply pass on your first-time story from back in the day
Sunday: Join the club – in a year when we have been separated from friends and family, golf has the ability to bring us back closer together. ‘Membership: Give it a shot’ is our campaign to complement the work done by clubs already recruiting new members.
Every day this week a headline story to accompany each theme will feature on the England Golf website (www.englandgolf.org) as well as videos and images on social media.
This year’s feature stories include:
- Monday: Jackie Davidson on the value of volunteering and her current work with The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter
- Tuesday: Aimi Bullock talks about how she refused to let MS blunt her passion for sport and a blossoming love affair with golf
- Wednesday: Avid golfer Arlene Bailey tells how the game helped her breathe again as life became chaotic
- Thursday: Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall on the importance of being a role model for others
- Friday: Jo Saul’s mum helped build their golf club from scratch and inspired a lifetime love of the game
- Saturday: Jan Fawdry took up the game on retirement and explains the joy she now gets sharing the fairways with her daughter
Wales Golf will also be joining in this week by posting their stories with the shared intention of growing the game.
Lauren Spray, England Golf’s Women and Girls manager, said: “We’re now in our third year and once again the appetite among women and girls to get involved, share stories or simply follow us on social media has been fantastic. We’re very excited about the week ahead with so many brilliant stories to be told and fun to be had as we celebrate all that is good about the women and girls involved at all levels of the game.”