Golf Australia, the WPGA Tour of Australasia and the PGA of Australia have announced that March will be the inaugural Women and Girls Month.
Throughout March, the three Australian golf peak bodies will celebrate women and girls, while championing their participation in – and contribution to – golf. As well as a series of WPGA Tour events and pro-ams, Women and Girls Month will feature networking events, golf clinics and a family day.
The action-packed month is headlined by The Athena: a two-day made-for-television tournament that breaks the mold of a standard golf tournament and showcases the talent and personalities of Australia’s best young women golfers. The 2022 event was won by WA’s Kirsten Rudgeley, who beat a field of professionals while she was still an amateur (pictured above).
Golf Australia’s Head of Women and Girls Engagement, Tiffany Cherry, said: “Women and Girls Month will both celebrate the amazing work that’s already happening in the industry to get more women and girls into the game, while also hosting a number of fun events that cater to all levels of golfers – especially those that have never picked up a club.
“The entire golf community, from industry bodies to golf clubs and facilities, has been working hard to harness the post-COVID boom in golf, and tailor the sport to be more fun, inviting and welcoming for women and girls. Exciting things are happening in our sport, but we need to do more and that’s what Women and Girls Month is all about – celebrating the now, and paving the road to the future of golf.”
A version of this article first appeared on the Golf Australia website.
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