Women’s Golf Day, June 1, is a day dedicated to celebrating girls and women playing golf – plus learning the skills that last a lifetime – and Golf Town is thrilled to become an official partner of it!
For many years, we’ve committed ourselves to welcoming more women into the game. Our first sponsored athlete was Brooke Henderson who has inspired many Canadian women and young girls to golf. Through this partnership with Women’s Golf Day, we continue to empower more women to join the golf community and celebrate their participation in the game.
The event, which has pivoted to become partially digital the last two years, is now in and 68 countries and 900 locations (including nearly 40 in Canada alone). The four-hour experience of Women’s Golf Day (two hours of lessons or nine holes plus two hours of socializing) has been delivered to more than 50,000 women and girls. New Zealand is the latest country to join Women’s Golf Day for the first time, which means on Women’s Golf Day itself there will be events happening around the world for a full 24 hours.
Golf Town Ambassador Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk has been a Women’s Golf Day ambassador since Day 1. Lisa also received the organization’s Inspire Action award, given annually to someone that helps move the needle for women and Women’s Golf Day.
“As a very proud Golf Town Brand Ambassador, I am thrilled that Golf Town has become the Canadian Retail Partner of Women’s Golf Day. It is the perfect fit,” said Vlooswyk. “I joined the Golf Town team because of their unwavering support of women’s golf. I was impressed by their initiatives like Ladies Night and their commitment to having the largest selection of women’s apparel and equipment in Canada. I was honoured that Golf Town believed in women and moms as athletes; they had the vision for me to travel to all 47 stores across Canada to inspire other women and teach free in-person clinics to help ladies hit the ball longer and drop their scores. The partnership with Women’s Golf Day will further Golf Town’s commitment to growing women’s golf in Canada.”
As a part of this year’s Women’s Golf Day celebration, we will be offering a free Virtual Clinic hosted by Lisa on our Facebook page on Tuesday June 1 at 7pm ET. Join us as Lisa covers her top tips for getting ready to hit the golf as well as an interactive Q&A. Whether you’re a beginner or your Club Champ, this clinic is designed for all skill levels.
We also have a contest running until June 2nd as a part of this year’s Women’s Golf Day celebration. Enter for a chance to win a limited edition @callawaygolf 2021 ANA Staff Bag!
How to Enter:
1️⃣ Follow @golftown
2️⃣ Post a photo or video of yourself dressed in red & white (the official colours of @womensgolfday ) & share how you are participating in golf (Playing 18, 9, practice on the range or at home)
3️⃣Tag @golftown in your post + include #WomensGolfDay
No purchase necessary. Open to Canadian residents over the age of majority. Enter by June 2nd, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.
Founder of Women’s Golf Day, Elisa Gaudet who has been in the golf industry for 20 years including a lengthy stint at the PGA Tour, said the idea for Women’s Golf Day was originally just a passion project born out of frustration that more wasn’t being done for women in golf.
Women’s Golf Day lets women get together in a low-pressure environment to experience golf for the first time, or, sees current players mix it up with those who might be interested in the game.
Speaking on the podcast Next Round’s On Me, presented by SCOREGolf, Elisa said there has been a “tremendous” response from Canada on Women’s Golf Day. Listen below to learn more.
Brooke Henderson believes events like Women’s Golf Day are so important for women who are thinking about taking up the game – or even those who have played for a long time to stay connected to so many people. She says being able to travel the world and play such a great game has been amazing. She’s excited more women will have the opportunity to play golf.
“I love to see young kids, especially young girls who are following me along at LPGA Tour events and knowing that I’ve played a small role in getting women and young girls to pick up the game and start playing it means a lot to me,” says Brooke. “I believe the game is great and it just makes me really happy seeing this younger generation and even women older than me starting the game and picking it up.”
Women’s Golf Day has over 40 events planned across Canada. Visit womensgolfday.com to learn more and find a location near you!