Masses of woman golfers took to the fairways and ranges between the 8th and 14th March to celebrate International Women’s Day, competing in the 2nd Global Golf Week. Across the world – North America, UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia – players raised funds for good causes. Golf ranges in the UK and United States took part too, adding a new dimension to the event.
As organisers, we touch no money and players donate their entry fees direct 100% to chosen charities. We can only guess at the total raised. What we do know is that the number celebrating women’s golf achievements in the spirit of #BalanceforBetter and #PuttforGood was even greater this year. We are sure we smashed last year’s US$5K. Even the weather turned on a benign face for us.
Scores in – who won …
Now the hard work begins to find our winners, using an adaptation of the Peoria scoring system. We look forward to adding to the funds raised by this year’s winners and will be announcing the awards as soon as all the scores are in and computations complete. Last year we topped up the winners’ donations to Scottish Women’s Aid, The Thames Hospice and The Athlone House for Abused Women and Children – it will be exciting to see where we will be sending the cheques this time.
Ripples from the Golf Crowd
During the last year the Golf Crowd Lendwithcare Team has made loans to entrepreneurs across the countries of the world – a butcher, musician, kindergarten, chicken farmer, shoe maker, clothes and food traders, and a recycling business. We are very proud of our lending record – this is the impact of the 64 loans made to date:
and for 2020 the first truly global event
2020 will see the Inaugural International Women’s Day Global Golf Championship. Following the introduction of the new rules in 2019, on 1st January next year the World Handicapping System will come into effect and make a truly global competition possible. We have learnt important lessons from our first two events and will be looking for support to make this an exciting first. Over the coming months we will be working on the blue print – there are exciting opportunities for:
- sponsorship of the #PuttforGood awards, including the “Purple” Ball Team
- sponsorship of the award for most funds raised for a good cause
We will also be seeking and appointing Country Event Ambassadors to help us get as many Clubs involved as possible. Please if you are a women golfer who would like to see many more players out on the fairways celebrating International Women’s Day, do get in touch with email@example.com – United States, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa – yes please but also from Korea, Japan, China. Come on in – help us make this a truly global competition, a real first!