The sixth Women’s Golf Day (WGD) set new records around the world on June 1.
WGD dominated social media once again, continuing the tradition that has brought the event to more than 1,000 officially registered locations in more than 80 countries. This year, #WomensGolfDay reached a record 72.4 million unique users, generating 87 million impressions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
This year’s event – a one-day sporting and community celebration event uniting women and girls through golf across the globe for 24 hours – kicked off with an early start with its first ever event in New Zealand, one of the three new countries to join the WGD Community in 2021.
“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,” said Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day. “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.”
Japan and Argentina were also new host countries for 2021, helping the event reach another milestone as a record 941 participating venues took part.
Elisa 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.”
The WGD team is already preparing for the seventh year of the event, which will take place on June 7, 2022.