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Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative that was launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game of golf and encourage new and existing female golfers to get out on the course and “tee it up.”
On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, staff of the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA), National Golf Course Owners Association of Arizona (NGCOA Arizona) and Nevada Golf Course Owners Association (NVGCOA) helped celebrate WGD at CGCOA member course Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
At 8:00 in the morning, the summer heat was already beginning to roll in, but that did not stop over 100 female golfers from participating in the activities Haggin Oaks had to offer. These fun in the sun activities included free interactive clinics, contests at the Academy Hole, as well as discounts on green fees, club fittings, and golf lessons.
The staff assisted with greeting all the participants with smiles and giveaways. The team even got to take a few swings on the driving range. Thanks to the coordination of the CGCOA, local news program Good Day Sacramento was on-site covering the event live. Dina Kupfer, Reporter for Good Day Sacramento, interviewed Linda Reid, Women’s Golf Ambassador for Haggin Oaks, and Kelli Corlett, Director of Youth, Family, and Adaptive Golf, also at Haggin Oaks.
View the engaging news clips here:
Good Day Sac Interview with Linda Reid, Part One
Good Day Sac Interview with Kelli Corlett, Part Two
Alisyn Gularte, Director of Membership and Sponsorship for CGCOA, NGCOA Arizona and NVGCOA really enjoyed chatting with all the participants, each with their own unique stories and background.
“Haggin Oaks provided a supportive and non-threatening environment for women of all abilities to learn golf. I was impressed by the staff’s friendly, energetic and patient demeanors. I was also inspired by the women I met on the course. One woman started playing because she received a gift card and wanted to try something new. Another lady began the game after her husband passed away. She hasn’t missed a day of golf in fifteen years,” Alisyn proclaims.
Other CGCOA, NGCOA Arizona, and NVGCOA members that participated in Women’s Golf Day included:
Alhambra Golf Course
Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Angel Park Golf Course
Carson Valley Golf Course
Castle Oaks Golf Club
Dairy Creek Golf and Event Center
Eagle Crest Golf Club
Foxtail Golf Course
Lincoln Hills Golf Course
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Willowick Golf Course
All of these courses provided a variety of activities and promotions of clinics and classes, discounts, trunk shows, raffles, yoga, happy hour, putting contests and so much more!
CGCOA, NGCOA Arizona, and NVGCOA also profiled a series of amazing women with deep roots in the golf industry. Read their inspirational stories here.
While Women’s Golf Day has come and gone, it is never too late to start planning for next year. CGCOA, NGCOA Arizona, and NVGCOA encourages all golf courses to participate in this globally recognized day of encouraging women to get out and play some golf!
The mission of the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA), National Golf Course Owners Associations of Arizona (NGCOA Arizona), and Nevada Golf Course Owners Association (NVGCOA) is developing strategic partnerships and strategies to help golf course owners to provide a thriving recreational facility for the local community.
Our Golf is Good campaign is aimed at improving the image of golf and spreading the message of golf’s many community benefits to elected officials and the general public. Golf courses are a valuable asset to local communities and the state.
CGCOA is proud to announce Golf Made Simple as our newest Annual Sponsor!
Out of the 133 Golf Schools and 26,000 PGA Professionals in America, Golf Made Simple is recognized as the 3rd best! Why? Because “92% of Golfers improve 6 to 11 strokes during their 3 day program!” GMS is a proven learning system that will help you improve your golf swing so that you become more consistent on the golf course.
By now you have likely heard about Golf Is Good, our campaign designed to reshape the image of golf in the minds of elected officials, prospective golfers and the public at large.
CGCOA members will soon have access to a PDF version of the document, including a spot for adding the course logo. In the coming weeks, this document will be distributed to each legislative office, water district and local governing body in the state.
Subsequent phases of the Golf Is Good campaign will include alternate messaging promoting golf’s many other benefits, such as fitness, community resource, neighborhood property values, recreation, and more. It is our intention that eventually the campaign will be aimed at non-golfers, with a message encouraging them to give golf a try.
Please help us spread the word that Golf Is Good by displaying our sign within your course!