On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, golfers worldwide will be participating in a virtual Women’s Golf Day.
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is an annual event for new and experienced golfers alike, aimed at uniting our global golf community as we Engage, Empower, and Support girls and women in the game. In light of COVID-19, the Women’s Golf Day leadership team announced a VIRTUAL WOMEN’S GOLF DAY – DIGITAL CELEBRATION to be held on this originally scheduled date. In person celebrations have been postponed to September 1, 2020.
Here are some ways that you can join the digital celebration:
- Wear red and white
- #WGDUnites Challenge: Make a video of you catching a golf ball and say your name, where you are from, and something positive about staying home. Toss the ball off screen (to the next person) when finished
- #GolfAtHome Challenge: Share videos of you practicing golf in or around your home
- Tag us and @womensgolfday #WGDUnites #womensgolfday in all of your posts!
Women’s Golf Day is also hosting a charity auction to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The auction will end June 4th at midnight. Click here to view and bid.
Watch videos from LPGA Tour players Katherine Kirk, Gaby Lopez, and Albane Valenzuela as they wish you a Happy Women’s Golf Day and share what the game means to them:
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
A graduate of Pepperdine University, Katherine Kirk became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the 2008 CN Canadian Women’s Open. In 2017, she earned her third career victory at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, 152 starts after winning the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic. Kirk is a two-time member of Team Australia at the UL International Crown (2014, 2018) with a 2-3-1 overall record. She crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings after the 2019 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Kirk also has six career victories on the ALPG Tour and is a two-time Symetra Tour winner.
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
A two-time LPGA Tour winner, Gaby Lopez is a 2016 graduate of the University of Arkansas. She finished the 2016 LPGA Tour season third in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings. Lopez represented Mexico at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, finishing 31st. In 2019, Lopez played in 28 events, recording a career-best five top-10 finishes with 22 made cuts. In 2018, she became a Rolex First-Time Winner with her win at the Blue Bay LPGA, where she aced the 17th hole in the third round on her 25th birthday. With her victory, she joined Lorena Ochoa as the only LPGA Tour winners from Mexico. Lopez’s second career victory came at the 2020 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland
Albane Valenzuela is a 2020 LPGA Tour Rookie, earning status after finishing in a tie for sixth at the 2019 LPGA Q-Series. A native of Geneva, she represented Switzerland at the 2016 Rio Olympics as an amateur, finishing 21st. Valenzuela played collegiate golf at Stanford University where she had one win. In 2019, she was the Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year, WGCA and Golfweek First Team All-American, First Team All-Pac-12 and an ANNIKA Award finalist. She was the runner-up at the 2017 and 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur and earned low amateur honors at the 2019 Evian Championship.
You can watch more videos from golfers and celebrities around the world at https://womensgolfday.com/virtual-golf-day/.