21 Feb 2023

News Release:

Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia are today launching the inaugural Women and Girls Month. This March, Australian golf’s peak bodies will celebrate women and girls, championing their participation in and contribution to golf for the entire month. 

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. 

Golf Australia’s Head of Women and Girls Engagement, Tiffany Cherry said “We’re so excited about Australian golf’s first Women and Girls Month. It 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. 

“The fruits of this effort are being seen right now. Last year, of the 10,000 Australians that took part in a Get Into Golf program, most of them were women. We had nearly 700 young girls participate in the Australian Golf Foundation’s Junior Girls Scholarship program, an increase of over 200%. While girls’ participation in MyGolf, our national junior participation program, grew again in 2022. 

“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.


Women and girls month - March 2023 

Date Event Location About
1 March Women's Golf Network Launch Royal Melbourne GC/Sandy Golf Links

The first event on the Women's Golf Network calendar includes lunch at Royal Melbourne plus lessons and golf with The Athena players at Sandy Golf Links

1 March 2023 Visionary of the Year launch Online

Visionary of the Year rewards golf's gender equity visionaries

4-5 March The Athena Sandy Golf Links

The third installment of The Athena lands on screens thanks to Foxtel and Kay and the greens at Sandy Golf Links on the first weekend in March

7 March Moss Vale Pro-Am Moss Vale GC

WPGA Tour Pro-Am

8 March International Women's Day Sandy Golf Links

Join us from 10am-2pm for junior golf clinics, beginner adult golf clinics, 9-hole Ambrose play, drinks and nibbles. Childcare available for the first 20 to book -Register your attendance here

9-10 March Wagga Wagga Pro-Am Wagga Wagga Golf Club

WPGA Tour Pro-Am

13 March Southport Pro-Am Southport Golf Club

WPGA Tour Pro-Am

19 March Active Allies Day Sandy Golf Links

Launch of Golf Australia's Active Allies program designed to engage and support men and boys to encourage, support and celebrate women and girls playing golf - Register your attendance here

24-26 March NSW Women's Open Tuncurry Golf Club

WPGA Tour event

26 March Family Day Sandy Golf Links

Head to Sandy Golf Links from 10.30am-3pm for family focussed day of golf fun that'll be fun for all ages and abilities - Register your attendance here

31 March Golf Leaders Network Australian Golf Centre

Women in Board Executive positions at Australian golf clubs are championing the Australian Golf Strategy by working together to challenge, support and inspire women to get into senior leadership roles

31 March-2 April Australian Women's Classic Bonville Golf Resort

WPGA Tour event

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