Women’s Golf Day – One of the fastest growing movements is back!
Following a successful inaugural year, International Women’s Golf Day will return on 6 June 2017. Already there are over 632 golf clubs and facilities participating in over 42 countries. That’s impressive!
Women’s Golf Day is a one day event that takes place globally. The four hour experience is a great opportunity for women and girls to try golf for the first time in a fun, non-intimidating environment alongside existing golfers. It is being hosted at golf courses and retail locations all around the world on the same day, June 6, 2017 worldwide.
Participants of all ages can either take a lesson or play 9 holes of golf with other participants. Everyone is encouraged from the beginner golfer, those playing just for fun, business networking or competitive player.
History was made last year on June 7, 2016 where thousands of women and girl’s throughout the world picked up a golf club in celebration of International Women’s Golf Day. There were over 400 golf facilities throughout the world (27 countries) that took part in the special first time ever event.
“We were able to fulfill our mission to engage, empower, and support women and girls through golf,” said Women’s Golf Day Founder Elisa Gaudet, President of Executive Golf International and “playing golf is a meaningful way to stay connected and interact with family, friends and work colleagues.”
Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, outspoken advocate of Women’s Golf Day and the health benefits that come with playing golf. “Play nine holes—it revives you. You need that time to recharge. After it, we really are better parents, better spouses, better people.”
“I just want to get the word out about golf,” she says. “It’s not about how long you play. It’s that you can smell the fresh-cut grass, get away from the stress of life—it’s killing us. I’ve been encouraging women to play. Play nine holes—it revives you. You need that time to recharge. After it, we really are better parents, better spouses, better people.”
I’ve learned a lot about golf after working for CaddyTrek the last three years, but I have never stepped foot onto a golf course to play. Now, miniature golf is another story LOL!
As a working woman and mother myself, I don’t have time to play golf. Let me rephrase that, I always have a reason as to why I don’t play, but really, there more like excuses. But I’m starting believe the stress is simply due to not making time for myself.
After doing a lot of research and reading stories of other women about Women’s Golf Day, I decided to give it a shot myself. This year, I too, plan on participating in Women’s Golf Day on June 6th, 2017 and I must say that I’m excited to be doing so and looking forward to getting out there and meeting woman alike!
I will be writing a blog after the event to tell you about my golfing debut experience!
In honor of woman who play golf, I’ve listed 10 great historical moments for women in golf below.
The history of women in golf goes way back to the 1500s. Here are just a few great historical moments for women in golf:
- 1550s: Mary Queen of Scotts builds a golf course at St. Andrews
- 1867: First women’s-only golf organization is formed – The Ladies Club
- 1893: Issette Miller invents the 1st golf handicap
- 1950: The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Is formed
- 1950-1956: Babe Didrickson-Zaharias becomes the 1st Lady of Golf and an Olympic Medal Winner for track and field – She was the only woman to ever qualify for a men’s golf tournament.
- 1978: Nancy Lopez makes history as the 1st female golfer to earn both Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors from the LPGA in the same season.
- 1996: Karrie Webb breaks the bank as she became the first LPGA golfer to earn $1 million in a single season.
- 2004: Michelle Wie becomes the youngest player to ever qualify for the LPGA at 12 years old.
- 2007: St. Andrews Hosts Its First Women’s Tournament at the Women’s British Open.
- 2014: Michelle Wie wins her first career major at 24 years old as she won the US Open
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