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HTTP://www.ngcoa.org/ewebeditpro5/upload/wgm.jpgWomen's Golf Month

Women’s Golf Month is designed to make learning and playing golf fun in a women-friendly environment while attracting and retaining new golfers. 

June will be the focal month to celebrate golf and the year-long events and activities that make golf a great sport and recreation for women.  The focus is on consumer events in June as well as promoting existing programs that are taking place throughout the year.

Participate in Women’s Golf Month:

1. Register your programs on PlayGolfAmerica.com, especially any programs already scheduled. Be sure to provide a specific schedule of women’s activities when registering. 

2. Consider hosting additional women’s programs and events throughout June.     

The PGA, LPGA and NGCOA are looking to coordinate Women’s Play Golf America Days around the country throughout the month of June.  We encourage you to have a visible role in these consumer events.  Learn more.

Resources For Growing Women's Golf:

Industry-wide grassroots initiative:

Articles (the following articles were taken from Golf Business):

  • Playing With Purpose - Jeff Hoag decided to demonstrate that Scott Lake Country Club in Comstock Park, Michigan, gives more than lip service to women’s golf. 
  • Cooperation Nation - Partnering with vendors and local merchants to host a women's event has helped Nancy Quarcelino increase business for all parties.  
  • Getting In Gear - Vinny Spagnuolo doubled the attendance of Aeropines Golf Club’s Women’s beginners’ clinics simply by including clubs as part of the package.
  • A Woman's World - With a little work, Poppy Ridge has developed a thriving women’s program 
  • A Friendly Battle - By catering to women and seeking to gain their business, Bunker Hill is growing a customer base beyond the traditional male clientele. 

Manuals, Reports, and Checklists:

  • Women Welcome Here - Understand what is unique about women golfers. Includes the numbers behind women in golf, a marketing tool kit, insights on spending statistics, and more. Available in the NGCOA's online bookstore. 
  • The Right Invitation: Comprehensive Research Study to Guide the Golf Industry to Meaningfully Increase Women’s Golf Participation and Satisfaction - An executive summary of the comprehensive study of current and lapsed women golfer attitudes, as well as over 600 facility owner/operators, conducted by Sports & Leisure Research Group and commissioned by the NGCOA and Little Family Foundations.

Web sites:

More than 135,000 people across the country have been introduced or re-introduced to the game of golf over the past six years during Women's Golf Month, which premiered in 2005 as Women’s Golf Week.

Women's Golf Month is part of the PGA of America's Play Golf America initiative. It is lead by the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), LPGA, National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), and PGA of America. 


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