Organizers of the fifth edition of Women’s Golf Day, to be held on June 2nd, are offering free registration for participating locations through March 1st. Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish golfers, ages 15 and over, to represent the United States at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel in the summer of 2021. A qualifier will be held June 28-July 1 at PGA National Resort & Spa in four participation levels for men’s and women’s teams: Juniors (ages 15-18), Open (19-49), Masters (50-64) and Grand Masters (65+).
The organizers of the fifth edition of Women’s Golf Day (WGD), to be held this year on June 2, 2020, have announced that free location registration will be available to venues that sign up online at www.womensgolfday.com before March 1st and use code VIP2020 (after that date, registration will be $79.99).
Women’s Golf Day is a single-day event, scheduled for the first Tuesday of every June, that seeks to introduce new female participants to golf and celebrate existing players. The one-day, four-hour event has now taken place at more than 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport.
Past venues participating in Women’s Golf Day have included golf courses and clubs in 52 countries, as well as PGA Superstore and Topgolf locations and other retail stores and driving ranges. Organizations that have committed to running Golf Day events across their vast portfolio of sites also include Troon, ClubCorp, Billy Casper Golf, TPC Properties, PGA America, The First Tee, National Golf Course Owners Association, Golf Channel, and The World Golf Foundation.
A YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=NHbKrkzVN6Q&feature=emb_logo, and WGD social media at @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay (which has received more than 47 million global impressions to nearly 25 million people viewing WGD content) provide other details about the day’s activities and its supporters.
The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s World Headquarters at Champions Gate in Orlando, Fla. hosted a WGD event in 2019 that welcomed over 125 women and was covered on the Golf Channel. This year, all of the David Leadbetter Academies, reaching across four continents, are being encouraged to host a WGD event on June 2nd.
“Women’s Golf Day is a real celebration and a window to what the modern game is all about,” said David Leadbetter. “It is so wonderful to see how the game has progressed, in particular with all the young girls taking up the game.
“I have a vested interest in women’s golf, having coached some of the world’s top players through the years, like Seri Pak and Michelle Wie but closer to home, my wife Kelly, former LPGA tour player and my daughter Hally, a fine player, who heads up social media for Golf Digest,” Leadbetter added. “Sadly the day [this year] is being held within a few months of the passing of one of history’s finest players, man or woman, Mickey Wright.”
Added Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day: “We are extremely proud of the number of countries around the world that have embraced Women’s Golf Day. Golf is a fabulous sport that brings people of all nations together. Our official birthday will always be the first Tuesday in June, but with our global reach comes a responsibility to cater for everyone. This means that there will be some events taking place a few days prior in the buildup to our fifth birthday on June 2nd, making the countdown even more exciting than in previous years.”
Maccabi USA announced that it is seeking qualified Jewish golfers, ages 15 and over, to represent the United States at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel in the summer of 2021.
The Maccabiah is the 3rd largest sporting event in the world, with over 10,000 athletes from 80 countries. The United States delegation will be over 1,200 members, competing in over 40 different sports.
The Maccabiah Golf Qualifier will bring athletes from around the country to South Florida to earn a spot on their respective team. The qualifier will be held June 28-July 1, 2020, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. PGA National, the home of the Honda Classic, previously hosted the Maccabiah Qualifier for the 19th Games in 2013.
The Maccabiah Golf tournament will be held at the Caesarea Golf Club in Israel.
Participation levels for the men’s and women’s teams are: Juniors: Ages 15-18; Open: Ages 19-49; Masters: Ages 50-64; Grand Masters: Ages 65+
Interested athletes must apply for the games prior to the qualifier and complete a secondary registration to attend. Visit www.maccabiusa.com to complete an application.
Scott Adams of Asheville, N.C., is the Overall Golf Co-Chair for Maccabi USA and a 3-time Maccabi USA golf participant. “There is no feeling that compares to experiencing Israel and playing the sport I love at the same time while representing the United States at the Maccabiah,” said Adams. “I have experienced it more than once, and the sense of pride you feel is incredible. We look forward to all golfers sharing this experience together in 2021.”
The Maccabiah Games are more than an international sporting competition; they are a celebration of Jewish culture, unity and pride. Israel Connect, Maccabi USA’s unique cultural and educational program, takes place for seven days prior to the start of the Games. All Juniors, Youth, Open, and Paralympic athletes must participate in the program, where they have the opportunity to tour historical and religious sites, take part in cultural identity seminars and train with their teams, all while developing lifelong relationships.
Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally recognized, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural, and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national, and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes throughout the world with the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism, and Excellence in Sport and help to “build Jewish pride through sports.”
Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). MUSA is of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOPC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.
For more information on golf participation in the 21st Maccabiah, contact:
· Overall Golf Co-Chair, Scott Adams, at [email protected] or 828.450.9015
· Overall Golf Co-Chair, Stacey Klimchuk, at [email protected] or 828.777.3152
· Maccabi USA Program Director, Steven Graber, at [email protected] or 215.561.6900 x4148.
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