Women’s Golf Day 2020 – Round 2
In our first NCGA NewsLinks, we included a perspective from Dianna Stein on how the 4-year-old Women’s Golf Day initiative had to change up their plans this year to adjust for the realities of a global pandemic. (If you missed it, she recommended a number of videos on their website worth checking out.) See that article
If you have heard of or are familiar with Women’s Golf Day, you will know that it is all about getting more women aware of and into the game of golf. One of the key, if not the key element of the initiative, is to inspire that connection through golf course and golf retail events – all around the world on the same day in early June. Each location hosted events to engage and inspire women of all abilities through instruction and social connections. This year, the celebration was digital, with the promise of more in-person engagement on September 1.
Not surprisingly, many of those plans are in the process of being modified once again. Some events, with modifications for COVID-19 guidelines, are going ahead; but most of the action will be online and on social media. You can get an update on the Women’s Golf Day website home page.
(If you want to skip to the many interesting and educational videos, check out their video library)
This initiative is a part of the overall equation to bringing women into the golf world. Then what? Connecting the dots from being interested to getting out on the course and enjoying the game – that is the next frontier. It is not a simple formula. And, while there are a number of available programs and clinics, we found one that has cracked the code.
Many women in golf learned from a family member or friend, someone who went with them to the course and showed them the ropes. Coming into the game without a guide or a roadmap is not for the faint of heart. The answer? Golf Mentors!