Tuesday, June 4 marked the fourth annual International Women’s Golf Day, a global event shaped by a collaborative effort to encourage women to participate in the game through a variety of avenues. A combination of retailers, golf facilities and teaching professionals registered to host free introductory events for first-time or beginning golfers, or more structured events for established players. Furthermore, many facilities elected to host special events throughout June to expand the celebration into Women’s Golf Month.
Here’s a list of select activities that will take place:
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes – Maricopa, Arizona
Every Saturday in June from 9 to 10 a.m., Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Associate Golf Professional Amanda Myers will host a Ladies Clinic. The one-hour clinic costs $20 and includes the use of Callaway rental clubs (if needed). Visit www.akchinsoutherndunes.com for more information and register with Amanda at email@example.com.
The Club at Cordillera – Vail, Colorado
Each week in June, Troon’s Director of Education and Coaching Tim Mahoney and the Cordillera team will conduct three Ladies Clinics at Cordillera, including: Margarita Mondays, Cosmo Wednesdays and the Friday Ladies Clinic. More than 100 ladies have already signed up for the clinics. www.cordillera-vail.com
Mauna Lani Golf – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Every Saturday afternoon in June at Mauna Lani is a Sipping Saturday. Enjoy a glass of wine while improving different parts of your game. Clinics will run from 3 to 4 p.m. and focus on putting, chipping, bunker play, woods and more. Cost is $35 per player. Visit www.maunalanigolf.com or call (808) 885-6655 for more information.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi will host Ladies’ Day every Monday throughout June in which Ladies can play 18 holes for only AED 105 and receive a glass of sparkling wine after their round, plus complimentary use of the practice facilities throughout the day. In addition, the club will host Ladies Nights aimed at putting the “fun” in golf fundamentals. www.sbgolfclub.ae
Westhaven – Franklin, Tennessee
Westhaven Golf Club will host a variety of events for Women’s Golf Month. On June 11 and 25 Westhaven will hold complimentary Beginners Golf Clinics at 5:30 p.m. that are open to members and guests. In addition, Westhaven will also host a free “Fore Girls Only” junior golf clinic (open to girls age 6 to 13) on June 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. www.golfwesthaven.com
Whirlwind Golf Club – Chandler, Arizona
Every Saturday during the month of June, Whirlwind Golf Club will be hosting a “Saturday Par-Tee Ladies Clinic” from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost is just $30 per guest and includes instruction, use of Callaway Club rentals and one Bloody Mary. For details or to RSVP, email SScott@troon.com.
About Women’s Golf Day
Founded by Elisa Gaudet, President of the strategic marketing firm Executive Golf International, more than 900 locations in 52 countries have hosted thousands of new and established golfers in celebration of Women’s Golf Day since 2016. A combination of retailers, golf facilities and teaching professionals register to host free introductory events for first-time or beginning golfers, or more structured events for established players. Each event is encouraged to have a charitable component, and Women’s Golf Day named Play for P.I.N.K. in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as the official charity of choice.