Celebrate Women & Girls’ Golf by Telling Us Why You Golf

by Maura Hutchinson

This week marks the second staging of the successful Women & Girls’ Golf Week. The initiative was started by England Golf last year and garners support from The R&A, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation.

The campaign looks to unite the golf industry in a shared desire to grow female participation in golf. Each of the seven days has a different focus, celebrating the many different aspects of the game.

The Breakdown…

Monday 29 July: Careers – women working in different areas of the industry
Tuesday 30 July: Celebrities – celebrity endorsers who love the sport
Wednesday 31 July: Health and Wellbeing – the many health benefits of the sport
Thursday 1 August: Competing – key events and pathway for progression
Friday 2 August: Volunteers – the hidden heroes of the sport
Saturday 3 August: Participation – focus on participation programmes nationwide
Sunday 4 August: Wrap-up – highlights from the week

This year the timing couldn’t be more perfect as the AIG Women’s British Open is also set to tee off from Woburn on Thursday. Laura Spray of England Golf explained to lady-golfer.com the importance of celebrating women in golf this week.

“This year, we’ve slightly changed the days to align better with the events that are happening at the Women’s British Open. For example, Tuesday night will be used in relation to the pro-am,” says Spray.

Throughout the week, people are encouraged to share their love of the game across social media using #WhyIGolf.

“It’s important that we have men and women involved, because it’s important that we have male voices that promote women’s sport,” explains Spray.

Visit the England Golf website for more information and use their Club Finder to discover taster and beginner sessions near you.

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