Monday, June 05, 2017

International Women's Golf Day on the
Bonnie Banks
Scottish Women in Sport in association with Loch Lomond Golf Club will be celebrating Women's Golf Day for the first time in Scotland with a unique event on the shores of the loch on June 6.
Women's Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women and girls to the game and encourage existing golfers to tee-up in a fun and highly-inclusive environment.
Scottish sports equality charity SWiS has invited 20 guests for the four-hour event including double Ladies European Tour winner Kylie Walker and seven-time Scottish Ladies Amateur champion, Belle Robertson MBE.
The format for Women's Golf Day is a four hour experience happening all over the world where women and girls can experience golf for the first time or where current players can play and engage with women interested in golf.
WGD is being hosted at golf courses and retail locations around the world on the same day June 6, 2017.
More than 600 locations in 42 countries have signed up for the June 6 global celebration. Joining Kylie and Belle will be Eileen Campbell, Minister for Sport, Scottish FA National Ladies coach Shelley Kerr and Maggie Still, CEO Scottish Squash. 
Scottish professional golfer Kylie said: “Golf is a fantastic sport! Any person, young or old can play and it's a fun challenge at all levels of the game. It's unique handicap system allows people with completely different ability to compete against each other and have a good game. 
“Golf is a fantastic form of outdoor exercise and although you don't have to be super fit, great mental strength is required to ensure the golf course doesn't eat you up. That's what makes the game so addictive and rewarding.”
WGD’s watchwords for the event are Engage, Empower & Support. We are aiming to encourage females to engage in golf, to empower new and experienced golfers alike and teach skills that last a lifetime and also to grow a support network for golfers.
Bill Donald, General Manager of Loch Lomond Golf Club, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Scottish Women in Sport event and supporting the International Women’s Golf Day.
“It is extremely important to encourage more women to take up golf and we are proud to play our part in giving SWIS members a chance to experience the sport in the beautiful surroundings of Loch Lomond.
“We want to see more women becoming involved in the sport in terms of a career as well and that has been a priority for us at Loch Lomond as an equal opportunities employer.”
SWiS founder and CEO Maureen McGonigle added: “Womens' Golf Day is an international movement aimed at encouraging more women to get involved in the sport.  As the barriers against women participating in golf continue to be eradicated, we now look to promote the benefits golf can bring to women and girls, not just in terms of health and social interaction,  but also to women in business.  The economic benefits of golf in Scotland is well documented and it our aim to ensure that women in business in Scotland can benefit from this unique networking tool also.”
To sign up and participate at a location near you please visit