Women’s Golf Day reaches new heights

The first weeklong Women’s Golf Day (WGD) celebration drew to a close at Moorea Green Pearl Golf Club in French Polynesia on June 6 with more women and girls able to access events than ever before.

Starting with WGD Palooza Digital Day and the ringing off the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell, the celebration continued throughout the week.

New and existing female golfers around the globe dressed in red and white to share their experiences on social media, generating 194 million impressions – an increase of more than 100 million impressions on 2022 – with 397,143 engagements and 92 million-plus reach.

WGD founder Elisa Gaudet said: “Every year we work to increase the number of facilities that host Women’s Golf Day and it was very exciting to watch on social media, in real time, the impact WGD has on golf around the globe. I experienced first-hand how important it is to have new and existing female golfers participate in WGD events to build confidence, new friendships and skills that last a lifetime. Our goal is to create more opportunities and unity and we are achieving that on a global level.”

Highlights of Women’s Golf Day 2023 included:

WGD Palooza – a specially curated USGA Museum Tour; instruction from Callaway and Titleist players; an interview with founding members of Project Ukraine; and giveaways from WGD partners including The USGA, PGA, R&A, Callaway, Titleist, FootJoy, PGA TOUR Superstore, Imperial, Marco Simone, and Make Golf Your Thing

NYSE opening – WGD founder Elisa Gaudet was joined by a delegation including representatives from Acushnet and LPGA player Danielle Kang as Elisa rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange

New countries – Gambia, Greece, Peru, and Zambia joined the WGD community for the first time, taking the total number of participating countries to 84

Japan growth – after running three events in 2022, WGD and The Japanese Golf Federation collaborated to grow the number of host locations in Japan to 139

Championship venues – More than 1,300 locations have hosted the event since 2016, including high profile venues like Marco Simone – host of 2023 Ryder Cup, Pinehurst – host of the 2024 US Open, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone, TPC Scottsdale, Evian Resort, Taiheiyo Club, and Aphrodite Hills

Locations are invited to register now for 2024 at www.womensgolfday.com/register