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PGA of America offers Member Service Requirement credits for participation in Women’s Golf Day activities

First opportunity comes at PGA Merchandise Show

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2022) – With a boom in women’s golf fueled by the pandemic—450,000 new women golfers in 2020 according to the National Golf Foundation (NGF)—timing is ideal for PGA professionals to embrace and encourage women’s play at their facilities.

The Women’s Golf Day (WGD) movement is more than just a one-day event— it’s a celebration of girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.  The PGA of America is offering three ways to earn award credits in its Member Service Requirement (MSR) program to PGA Professionals who participate in a variety of activities related to supporting the initiative.

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The first opportunity for PGA Professionals to earn MSR credits will occur at this week’s PGA Show, when on Thursday, January 27 at 9:30 am panelists representing PGA TOUR Superstore, Titleist, FootJoy, Callaway, and PGA of America, moderated by WGD Founder Elisa Gaudet, will discuss Retention & Remaining Relevant with new and existing female golfers.   The event will be held in the PGA Media Center, room W312A or via Zoom.  More information and zoom link can be found at PGA Professionals who participate in person or via Zoom will earn 1 MSR credit.

Other Upcoming Opportunities

On May 31 WGD Palooza, a one-of-a-kind digital celebration connecting golfers from around the world to golf industry movers and shakers who are creating opportunities for more people to engage with the sport, will be held online. WGD Palooza provides PGA Professionals an opportunity to earn 1 MSR credit.  Additional registration details are available at

By hosting a Women’s Golf Day program on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, PGA Professionals have an opportunity to earn 3 MSR credits. This year’s Women’s Golf Day will be conducted at over 1000 golf facilities around the globe and is a four-hour experience where women and girls can experience the sport for the first time or where current players can play and engage with women interested in golf.

“These are great opportunities for PGA Professionals to show their support of Women’s Golf Day, while earning valuable MSR credits,” said Elisa Gaudet, Founder of WGD. “We are grateful to the PGA of America for making these events accredited activities and for their continued support as we all look to engage more women in golf.”

Venue registration is now open for WGD 2022.  Locations can register with early bird pricing that includes a discount on Premier Level Location Listings that gives clubs more chances to market trips and programs. To learn more and to register your location, please visit

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Women’s Golf Day Official Partners: Ahead, Callaway Golf, ClubCorp, FootJoy, GloveIt, Golf Town, Titleist, The R&A, and PGA TOUR Superstore. Women’s Golf Day is also proudly supported by:  All Square, Annika Foundation, Asian Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, The Golf Channel, GolfNow, International Golf Federation, LET, LPGA, LPGA Amateur, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR,  Players First, Sky Sports, TopGolf, TopTracer, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, Women’s Golf & Travel, The World Golf Foundation and more.

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About Women’s Golf Day:  Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that Engages, Empowers, and Supports women and girls through golf and facilities them learning the skills that last a lifetime. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 1000 locations in nearly 80 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport. WGD is the fastest-growing female golf development initiative.

To find us online visit:

To follow us on social media: @womensgolfday #WomensGolfDay #WGDunites

All are welcome to participate in Women’s Golf Day except where prohibited by law. Women’s Golf Day does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, material status or sexual orientation.

Karen Moraghan
(908) 963-6013

Kristen Hunter
(831) 375-1747