National Women’s Golf Day is just around the corner, and we are celebrating it this year in Arkansas! You may have seen our Facebook event and social media posts promoting this event, but there is a deeper purpose behind this day and why it’s so important to get women involved on this special day.
Women’s Golf Day is a global golf initiative that was launched in 2016 by founder and driving force, Elisa Gaudet, to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment.
“Mixing the people who had never played with people who have played is a game changer,” said Gaudet in an interview with the Golf Channel in 2018. “Look at everything that’s going on in the world – women empowerment, women supporting women, and I think that this is super timely. What we’ve created really is a community and that’s what is the power of this, even more so than golf itself.”
The idea behind this event was created to allow a simple and accessible platform that instills a golf foundation and creates a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest. It also engages participants in a charitable cause with global impact from a local level.
“It was a passion project. I’ve been in the business for 20 years, predominately on the business side, so I reached out to my community. The people that have gotten on board, you’ll see we have Cynthia Howard from the PGA tour, and all different people from different facets of the industry who said ‘Yes, I want to be a part of this!’ and that’s how we put this together.
The inaugural one day, four-hour event spanned 28 countries in 428 locations in its first year, and introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. The WGD team has accepted ambassadors from all over the world as well, so there are people out there that can speak in their own language and get as many locations as possible for 2019.
“The best way to get involved is to #1, go out to one of the sites or sign up your location. That is fundamental. The second way is to find a venue that speaks to you. If you want to just go to a retail store, or if you would like to go to a golf course and try it, we encourage you to bring a friend. Especially the women who are already playing or thinking about it. We women, we go in packs and on the golf course, that’s no different.”
The event will take place June 25th at Northshore Golf Range from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free lessons by PGA professionals, free range balls for all ladies and girls, as well as complimentary beverages, live entertainment, and door prizes. For more information, visit our Facebook event page. You don’t want to miss out!