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Women’s Golf Day launches on International Women’s Day

9.36am 8th March 2019 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Friday, March 8th, 2019

Women’s Golf Day will return for its fourth year on June 4th 2019 in what promises to be the largest single day celebration of women’s golf that the world has ever seen.

And having entered into a brand new partnership with the ANNIKA Foundation, the charitable foundation of women’s golf legend Annika Sorenstam, WGD will reach further than ever before in helping to support young women around the world with the power of golf, for years to come.

Women’s Golf Day is a one-day four-hour global experience for women and girls. It is a celebration of women and girls learning golf skills that last a lifetime and being part of a larger global community. Over the past three years, WGD events have been held at over 900 venues in 52 countries and have delivered a golf experience to over 50,000 women and girls. Plans for WGD 2019 are well under way and the initial response from both host venues and potential participants has been unprecedented.

From what started out as a labour of love for WGD founder Elisa Gaudet in 2016, the numbers of women that have been reached WGD is remarkable in itself, but with new partnerships and the potential for continued impact on women and girls all over the world, WGD 2019 is ready to raise the bar even further.

Gaudet commented: “Annika continues to be a global icon and a champion for women around the world to get into to golf and succeed. She has been a great supporter of WGD since we started out on our mission to engage, empower and support women through golf in 2016. We are thrilled to be to be able to support Annika in her goals for the ANNIKA Foundation and encourage our locations to around the globe to support women achieving and advancing through golf.”

Sorenstam echoed the words of Gaudet as she offered her support for the 2019 WGD events worldwide. “After I stepped away from competitive golf, I knew I wanted to share my passion for the game,” she said. “Working with initiatives like Women’s Golf Day, which share many of the same goals I have for my ANNIKA Foundation, is inspiring. While there’s still much work to be done, we’re making great strides toward bringing our great game to even more women around the globe.”

Any venue wishing to register to host an event for Women’s Golf Day 2019 should visit www.womensgolfday.comand go to ‘Register a Location, and you don’t need to be a golf course to take part.

For anyone interested in taking part at a WGD event, visit @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay and check into www.womensgolfday.com for news of new venues signing up around the world every day.

       

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