Tomorrow marks an important date in the golf calendar around the world. It’s not the Masters (that’s been and gone) and it’s not the U.S. Open (you’ll have to wait until next week for that) but instead it’s Women’s Golf Day 2018…
Women’s Golf Day is a four-hour event hosted by over 300 separate clubs on five different continents on 5th June, where girls and women have the chance to try their hand at golf and socialise afterwards.
Each club puts its own spin on the event but, roughly speaking, two hours should be dedicated to some golfing activity (chipping, driving, putting or a nine-hole scramble round) followed by two hours of socialising, networking and finding out more about golf participation.
The idea behind the initiative, according to its official website, is to “engage, empower and support girls and women through golf”. Now in its third year, Women’s Golf Day seems to be having a positive effect on female participation in Europe, with women now representing 25% of all golf registrations, according to the European Golf Course Owners Association.
At least three top-class golf clubs on the Costa del Sol are getting involved, too. La Cala Golf, Finca Cortesín and Real Club Valderrama have registered to participate in this initiative. This should come as no surprise, since the Costa del Sol boasts more than 70 courses, has the highest golf club density in all continental Europe, has hosted the last two Spanish Women’s Opens (2016 and 2017, with this year’s date and venue still to be confirmed but the event expected to return to Marbella) and is the home of some of the leading lights in professional female golf, such as Azahara Muñoz (winner of the aforementioned Spanish Women’s Opens), Noemí Jiménez, María Parra and Rocío Sánchez.
Regardless of your level or experience, why not give it a try? There are over 35 million female golfers worldwide, so you are bound to meet like-minded women at a golf course near you!