Organizers of the second annual International Women’s Golf Day taking place Tuesday say the event has grown in scope and size, increasing its global reach 68 percent in only its second year to now include events at more than 700 locations in 46 countries.
The event is designed for each location to include a two-hour golf clinic or a nine-hole round of golf, then culminate with a two-hour social affair where the expected 30,000-plus participating women can network and socialize.
The Grand Strand will have at least one location, though the Greg Norman Champions Academy at Barefoot Resort canceled its second annual event because of expected thunderstorms in the afternoon. It had about 50 women registered.
PGA Tour Superstore’s Myrtle Beach location is scheduled to host an indoor event from 4-8 p.m. that will include an hour of instruction, closest to the pin contests on golf simulators and putting contests on indoor putting greens, and a couple hours for social interaction.
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“If the weather is bad tomorrow the participants at other locations can come to our stores and we’ll accommodate them,” said Rick Richard, PGA Tour Superstore’s Myrtle Beach events and marketing manager.
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages and abilities to the game. The inaugural one-day, four-hour event spanned 28 countries in 485 locations, including the Norman Champions Academy and local PGA Tour Superstore locations.
Partners and supporting organizations of the event include the International Golf Federation, World Golf Foundation, LPGA, Ladies European Tour, European Tour Properties, TPC, National Golf Course Owners Association, European GCOA, ClubCorp, Billy Casper Golf, PGA Tour Superstore, Ahead, Executive Women’s Golf Association, Women in Games International, International Council of Nurses, All Square, Expert Golf and Troon International.