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International Women’s Golf Day booms

International Women’s Golf Day
Women around the world will have fun with golf tomorrow.

Happy International Women’s Golf Day!

From Australian to the United States, South Africa to Switzerland, International Women’s Golf Day will take the world by storm tomorrow, having increased its global reach by 68% in only its second year.

Thousands of women will converge at more than 691 locations in 46 countries for the June 6 event. Venues include public and private golf courses, driving ranges and retail outlets around the globe.

While Australian clubs and facilities have been relatively slow to get involved in this worldwide initiative, Big Swing Golf has grabbed the chance to encourage women to give golf a go.

At all Big Swing Golf centres tomorrow, women can meet coaches and pros, get help with their swings, win prizes and receive free merchandise. Each session includes 45 minutes of free simulator hire as participants test what they have learnt and with guidance as they play.

Each participant will receive:

·       a glass of sparkling white wine or orange juice on arrival

·       finger food and nibbles

·       a 7-iron with a graphite shaft

·       a golf ball; and

·       a membership card and the associated benefits of being a Big Swing Golf lifetime member.

International Women’s Golf Day founder Elisa Gaudet says it’s important that women have a positive experience when playing golf, regardless of their level of experience.

“The day caters to all levels and imparts camaraderie,” said Gaudet, who’s delighted with the growth and worldwide interest.

“I am elated and proud that this one-day international event has introduced thousands of new female golfers to the sport and impassioned existing golfers while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women and community.”

Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt is delighted in the concept’s growth and is keen for more clubs and facilities to get involved in 2018.

“The number of new women coming into the game in Australia is not at all where we want it to be and this new concept is a great opportunity for our golf clubs and facilities to open their doors to women,” Pitt said.

“I’d like to congratulate Big Swing Golf and the early adopter clubs in Australia that have seized the opportunity in 2017 – including Roseville, Coolangatta-Tweed, Paradise Palms and Melville Glades – and encourage all clubs and facilities to start thinking about their plans for 2018. Female participation is critical to the success and long-term health of our great game.”

About International Women’s Golf Day

International Women’s Golf Day is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 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.

To learn more about International Women’s Golf Day, visit www.womensgolfday.com and use @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay on social media.


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