West Palm Beach, Florida, United States: On June 2, Women’s Golf Day (WGD) will bring together some of the leading names in golf in a virtual celebration of the game, while raising essential funds for the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although the live event date for Women’s Golf Day was postponed until September 1, the team remains committed to Empower, Engage and Support the industry and golfers around the globe by hosting a WGD Digital Celebration.
On June 2, the womensgolfday.com website will engage golfers with exclusive videos by some of the most recognisable women and men from the world of golf, interviews, tips and insights across the 24-hour period. Throughout the day there will also be an online auction that will feature ‘money can’t buy’ experiences donated by the biggest names in the game, including Troon, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
All proceeds from the online auction will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF teams are responding to Covid-19 on multiple fronts caring for patients, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world.
Items are being collected for the WGD/MSF auction through May 12.
Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day, is determined that this ‘Virtual’ Women’s Golf Day will shine a light on the game, and bring hope for the future.
She said: “We are united, resolute and want to look back and take pride in how we responded to this challenge. Every person in each of the more than 50 countries which host an event on WGD faces their own unique set of circumstances, but all share a love of golf. We want to share the joy it brings by celebrating our amazing partners, bringing you videos and interviews with leading names all while raising money for MSF.”
While the Virtual Women’s Golf Day will have its home at womensgolfday.com, there will be many other ways for golfers around the world to get involved in the celebration. Last year on social media, more than 25 million people viewed WGD content. This year people are being encouraged to share their love of the game by flooding channels with images of golfers wearing WGD red and white using #WGDUnites and @womensgolfday.
There is also the chance to join the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Sky Sports’ Sarah Stirk, Lisa Longball as well as the Golf Channel’s Lauren Thompson, Paige Mackenzie, Anna Whitely and Cara Banks by sharing your #WGDUnites Challenge video clips. Simply catch the ball, say your name and where you are from and why you love the game of golf and pass it on using the hashtag! WGD will also support The R&A by sharing content from their #GolfAtHome campaign.
Antony Scanlon, Executive Director of the International Golf Federation, is a long-time supporter of WGD. He said: “The IGF is proud of its association with the Women’s Golf Day since its inception and seeing the tremendous growth of this event worldwide. With all of us living in these times of extreme uncertainty we support and commend the WGD Digital Celebration golf industry initiative to raise funds for the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”