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WGD Press Release

PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW
WGD PANEL DISCUSSION & WGD “INSPIRE ACTION” AWARDS

Thursday – January 26th 10:00 – 11:00am Room W312A

PGA MSR Credit for Attendance 

Perception vs Reality– Breaking with Tradition 

Attendees at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show are invited to attend a lively panel discussion using clips and topics taken from a recently released film, Breaking with Tradition that examines the relationship between women and golf at every level of the game.  Other major announcements at the show will include the first significant change to the structure of Women’s Golf Day since its launch, as it becomes a weeklong celebration. Locations are now able to host an official WGD event on any day from May 30th to June 6th

The WGD panel will be moderated by Founder of Women’s Golf Day, Elisa Gaudet and include speakers from The PGA, PGA TOUR Superstore, The R&A, Titleist / FootJoy, Callaway and The USGA.  Register your interest in attending the panel here:  PGA Show 2023 – Womens Golf Day

The topics to be discussed are Connection, What’s Holding Women Back and Brands.  The film written by Nicole Wheatley, who will be in attendance, and produced by Sandra Mesrine looks at what has changed for women in golf and highlights the changes that can foster a more inviting environment and generate more interest and revenue for golf courses.  

We will discuss best practices that have helped equal the playing field and create positive change.  Females are economic influencers so the industry will benefit from working harder to accommodate them, and their as friends and family. And finally, what can we do to encourage more women to enter the golf industry work force. 

Elisa will also be speaking at the NGCOA Golf Business Conference 2023 lunch on Tuesday January 24th details of which can be found here:  Golf Business Conference 2023 | Brought to you by NGCOA

The 2022 Women’s Golf Day Inspire Action Awards, which are presented annually to people and locations who actively support and promote the women’s game, will also be announced at the PGA Show on Tuesday January 26th.

Women’s Golf Day Official Partners

Callaway Golf, ClubCorp, FootJoy, GloveIt, Golf Town, Titleist, The R&A, and PGA TOUR Superstore.

Women’s Golf Day is also proudly supported by:  All Square, Annika Foundation, Asian Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, Cutter & Buck,  EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, The Golf Channel, GolfNow, Invited, Imperial Headwear, International Golf Federation, LET, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR,  Players First, Prestige Flag, Sky Sports,  TopGolf, TopTracer, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, Women’s Golf & Travel, The World Golf Foundation and more.

About Women’s Golf Day

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that Engages, Empowers, and Supports women and girls through golf and facilities them learning the skills that last a lifetime. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 1000 locations in nearly 80 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport. WGD is the fastest-growing female golf development initiative.

All are welcome to participate in Women’s Golf Day, except where prohibited by law. Women’s Golf Day does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Nicole Wheatley, Medi8 (UK) nicole@medi8ltd.co.uk +44 (0) 7507 556794

Elisa Gaudet, WGD Founder elisa@execgolfintl.com    +1 (305) 610-9558

Sponsorship inquires: marketing@womensgolfday.com