On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, golfers worldwide will be participating in a virtual Women’s Golf Day.
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is an annual event for new and experienced golfers alike, aimed at uniting the global golf community to Engage, Empower and Support girls and women in the game. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Women’s Golf Day leadership team announced a Virtual Women’s Golf Day digital celebration to be held on this date. In-person celebrations have been postponed to September 1, 2020.
Here are some ways that you can join the digital celebration:
- Wear red and white
- #wgdUNITES Challenge to make a video of you catching a golf ball then saying your name, where you are from and something positive about staying home, before tossing the ball off the screen (to the next person) when finished
- #GolfAtHome Challenge of sharing videos of you practicing golf in or around your home
- Tag us and @womensgolfday #wgdUNITES #WomensGolfDay in all of your posts
Women’s Golf Day is also hosting a charity auction to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The auction will end June 4 at midnight. Click here to view and bid.
Watch videos from Symetra Tour players AJ Newell, Fatima Fernandez Cano and Sophia Popov as they wish a Happy Women’s Golf Day and share what the game means to them!
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
— AJ Newell (@AJNewellGolf) June 3, 2020
Newell was a Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Honorable Mention All-American in 2015 as a senior at the University of Tennessee. In 2017, she finished T32 at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA Tour membership. Newell competed in nine events as a 2018 LPGA Tour rookie with a top showing T71 at the Lotte Championship presented by Hershey. After six events on the Symetra Tour in 2019, she underwent knee surgery and missed the rest of the season. Newell captured a career-best finish on the Symetra Tour of T4 at the 2017 Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY.
Fatima Fernandez Cano
Hometown: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— Fatima Fernandez Cano (@fatifcano) June 3, 2020
A four-time All-Sun Belt First Team selection for Troy University, Fernandez Cano was also an eight-time medalist for the Trojans including the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Championship. In 2014, she was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and then was awarded the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Golfer of the Year in 2016, the same year she set the Troy program record for scoring average (72.79) in a season. Fernandez Cano first earned Symetra Tour membership by completing 72 holes at Stage II of the 2017 LPGA Qualifying Tournament. As a rookie in 2018, she secured (what is still) a career-best finish of third at the Prasco Charity Championship.
Hometown: Heidelberg, Germany
— Sophia Popov (@SophiaCPopov) June 3, 2020
In 2010, Popov won the European Ladies Amateur Championship. Then as a freshman at the University of Southern California in 2011, she was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and selected as the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Freshman of the Year. Popov helped the Trojans win the 2013 NCAA Championship team title and finished her collegiate career as only the second four-time All-American in program history. Her five victories are tied for the most in USC history, while her 22 rounds in the 60s is most by any Trojans player and career scoring average (72.71) is second. Popov finished T11 at the 2014 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA Tour membership as a 2015 rookie. She battled an injury throughout 2018, but made the cut in all three Symetra Tour starts and played the weekend in half of her 12 LPGA Tour starts with a career-best T13 finish at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.
To watch more videos from golfers and celebrities around the world, visit the Women's Golf Day website.