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Women and girls' golf week

30 Jul 18


In this special awareness week (30 July – 5 August), women and girls across Great Britain & Ireland will speak out about why they love golf and what they get from the sport. Through the #WeLoveGolf campaign, The PGA is spreading the word.

The Women and Girls’ Golf Week is the inspiration of England Golf and has the support of not only The PGA but also Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and the Irish Ladies Golf Union.

To find out how The PGA is supporting the initiative, take a look at the #WeLoveGolf campaign or see the dedicated Facebook Page, where activities during the week will be communicated.

The week is designed to unite the golf industry behind the aim of growing the women and girls’ game.

The organisations involved will tell the stories of women and girls who are involved in many different ways in golf. The aim is to create noise across their social media channels and websites, with women and girl golfers everywhere invited to join the conversation using the #WhyIGolf.

The #WeLoveGolf campaign will continue to focus on helping more women find out about golf and how a PGA Professional can help them learn to play, while also tagging applicable content with the #WhyIGolf hashtag for stories associated with the following themes:

  • Monday 30 July: Careers – women working in different areas of the industry
  • Tuesday 31 July: Volunteers – the hidden heroes of the game
  • Wednesday 1 August: Health & Wellbeing – celebrity endorsers who love the sport
  • Thursday 2 August: Performance –opportunities for young, aspiring players
  • Friday 3 August: Participation – focus on participation programmes nationwide
  • Saturday 4 August: Championships – key events and pathway for progression
  • Sunday 5 August: Round-up – highlights from the week

Look out for content on the dedicated Facebook Page for #WeLoveGolf and PGA social channels. Members are also encouraged to share and re-share content through their own social channels to help make the week a success.

Clubs will be able to get involved by promoting participation activities they are running for women and girls, including #WeLoveGolf, Get into Golf, New2Golf, Girls Golf Rocks and ThisGirlGolfs.

The week has been timed to coincide with the buzz created by the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes (2 – 5 August), where an all-female group of PGA professionals will be offering free taster lessons to beginners.

What to look out for

Some of the content you’ll see this week from #WeLoveGolf includes the following.

  1. Features on female PGA Members who have contributed to the #WeLoveGolf campaign so far.
  2. More insight from amateur golfers and case studies from PGA Members throughout the RICOH Women’s British Open week.
  3. Interviews with LET players about the important role that PGA Professionals have played in their careers.
  4. Interviews with the all-female SwingZone PGA Coaches about why they love golf and how they made a career out of golf.

The #WeLoveGolf campaign has some informative case studies already, take a look at the great work by PGA Professionals.

With increased participation in golf by women and girls identified as a tremendous growth opportunity for the sport, this year has seen a notable rise in the number of dedicated participation initiatives and coaching activities being delivered by leading golfing bodies to encourage more women, girls and families into the game and convert them into club membership.

Get involved, share your stories on social media, follow the #WeLoveGolf Facebook Page and the hashtag #WhyIGolf.

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