Women’s Golf Day 2021 sets record for participation

Women’s Golf Day 2021 sets record for participation

WGD added three new countries into its list of participants and reached a record number of participating venues.

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Women’s Golf Day kicked off its sixth year Tuesday with its first event in New Zealand, one of three new nations to join the WGD Community in 2021.

The red and white of WGD were seen across social media, continuing the tradition that has brought the event to more than 1,000 registered locations in about 80 countries. The hashtag #WomensGolfDay reached 72.4 million unique users, generating 87 million impressions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Women’s Golf Day is a one-day sporting and community celebration event, uniting women and girls through golf across the globe for 24 hours, transcending race, religion, language, geography and economic status. The day capped off a week that started with the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and the online WGD Palooza event. 

“From the first event in Papakura, New Zealand to the last in Princeville, Hawai’i, women and girls have been sharing really special moments because of golf,” Women’s Golf Day founder Elisa Gaudet said. “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 also joined the WGD community this year.

PGA TOUR Superstores, Topgolf venues, driving ranges and traditional golf courses were among the 941 venues that hosted official WGD events.  

“Golf is not a one-size-fits-all sport anymore,” Gaudet said. “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.”

WGD has experienced dramatic growth in participation figures, location numbers and exposure on social media each year. The seventh annual event is scheduled for June 7, 2022.

Scenes from Women’s Golf Day in, top to bottom, Poland, Japan and the United States.