Second Staging of Women and Girls' Golf Week

​Women and girls will celebrate their love of golf and be encouraged to take up the sport when a second awareness week is held across Great Britain and Ireland later this summer.

  • 28 July 2019

Women and girls will celebrate their love of golf and be encouraged to take up the sport when a second awareness week is held across Great Britain and Ireland later this week.

Building on the success of last year’s online campaign, Women and Girls’ Golf Week is the inspiration of England Golf and will take place from 29 July – 4 August.

The dedicated week is being promoted by Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and The Irish Ladies Golf Union/Confederation of Golf in Ireland and is designed to unite the golf industry in growing the women and girls’ game.

The R&A, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation are also among the bodies supporting the activity.

The organisations will tell the stories of women and girls who are involved in many different ways in the sport, celebrate their successes and challenge perceptions associated with women and girls’ golf.

Women and girl golfers everywhere, from beginners to volunteers to leading Tour players, are invited to join the conversation, again using the #WhyIGolf

Clubs across the home nations are also encouraged to deliver activity in line with the themes of the week, promoting participation activities they are running for women and girls through initiatives such as Get into Golf, New2Golf, Girls Golf Rocks, Golf4Girls4Life and We Love Golf.

The week has again been timed to coincide with the AIG Women’s British Open being staged at Woburn from 1 – 4 August.

Anne McCormack of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland, said: “We are looking forward to the second staging of the week, again designed to show what an important role women and girls play in golf and to highlight the potential there is to develop the sport.

“The reaction to last year’s campaign was fantastic, generating over 12 million Twitter impressions, and we are delighted to again be working together with the other home associations in England, Scotland and Wales, to make a real difference. We urge golfers and non-golfers to get involved, as well as encouraging clubs to provide opportunities to promote women and girls’ golf locally.”

Each day of Women and Girls’ Golf Week will have a specific theme. Look out for stories on:
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’s Women and Girls’ Golf Week also builds on the first ever Golf and Health Week held earlier this year, which again saw various golfing bodies working collaboratively to highlight the sport’s health benefits and reach an audience of over 20 million on social media.

Women and Girls’ Golf Week will also draw attention to the 2019 Solheim Cup, the match between the top women professionals of Europe and the USA, which takes place at Gleneagles in September. A special 15% discount code (ILGU15) is available for ILGU members and you can order your tickets at solheimcup2019.com.​

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