The organisers of Women’s Golf Day 2021, the sixth renewal of which took place in over 80 countries around the world on June 1, is reporting another bumper 24 hours of activities – both real and virtual – celebrating the women’s game.
WGD 2021 kicked off with an early start in New Zealand, which was one of the three new countries, alongside Japan and Argentina, to join the WGD Community for the first time in 2021. Despite on-going restrictions caused by the pandemic, golfers around the globe still managed to get involved, showing their love of the game by posting photos using the hashtag #womensgolfday.
WGD’s red and white logo was trending on social media, continuing the tradition that has brought the event to over 1,000 officially registered locations in over 80 countries. With #WomensGolfDay reaching 72.4 million unique users, generating 87 million impressions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The total number of participating venues reached 941, exceeding previous records. A staggering number of facilities, including PGA TOUR Superstores, Topgolf venues, driving ranges, and traditional golf courses, have now hosted Official WGD events. he diverse range of opportunities to learn and play golf offered through WGD undoubtedly contributes to its success.
Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day, said: “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. WGD has increased in popularity year after year by engaging men and women and brands. This year we have really seen the power of partnership and what we can accomplish collectively. I am truly humbled by the individuals, locations, partners and organizations who continue to be committed to Women’s Golf Day and thank them for everything that they bring to the game and our events.”
She added: “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 who 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.”