Celebrate Women’s Golf Month with Products from Zero Friction

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (June 10, 2021) –This being the month of Women’s Golf Day, Zero Friction wants to help women look great while improving their game on the golf course!  The company known for delivering cutting edge products to golf enthusiasts of all skill levels has a wide variety of products available for the lady golfer in your life.

  • Zero Friction™ Ladies Compression Golf Glove:  The original compression fit glove is an All-Weather synthetic glove with a digitized palm and patch, which holds shape longer.  The Ladies Compression Fit Glove is available in six colors in both right- and left-handed gloves.  ($13.99)
  • Ladies Cabretta Elite Golf Gloves:  Zero Friction’s unique Compression-Fit technology is also available in a 100% authentic cabretta leather glove with matching Lycra colors. This glove molds with your hand for a guaranteed fit.  Best of all the leather provides a solid grip in wet or humid weather, and works with smart phone & touch screen devices. Available in five colors. ($17.99)
  • ZF Storm Golf Gloves Ladies:  This superior All-Weather (Rain & Cold) Golf Gloves has all the great features of the original ZF Compression Fit technology golf glove with added warmth and durability for the colder months.  They are knitted from a unique hollow core polyester yarn plus spandex that makes them warm, light weight, breathable and guaranteed to fit. The outer premium microfiber suede of the glove provides a non-slip grip for wet and humid conditions. Available in black. ($24.99)
  • ZF Spectra Golf Balls.  Zero Friction Spectra matte finish golf balls are a two-piece distance golf ball with a soft Surlyn durable cover available in 5 neon colors plus matte finish white.  Large super-fast core provides explosive distance, high launch and longer roll off the tee. ($19.99/dozen)

Women’s Golf Day is celebrated annually on June 1st. Now in its sixth year, WGD is a one-day event uniting women and girls through golf across the globe. Over 1,000 officially registered locations in over 80 countries participated this year.

Zero Friction is currently offering free shipping on orders $75 and above. For more information, see the Zero Friction catalog, visit www.zerofriction.com, or call 630-317-7700.

About Zero Friction

Based in Oakbrook Terrace, Il, Zero Friction is known industry wide for being on the cutting edge when it comes to introducing new products to players and creative packaging for its retail partners. Zero Friction provides high-quality, technologically advanced products for golfers worldwide, including gloves, performance golf tees, balls and accessories. The company established the performance golf tee market, creating the first and only performance tee to ever carry the PGA TOUR logo. Zero Friction’s most recent success story is in the golf glove segment. Zero Friction’s colorful line of compression-fit gloves for men, women and juniors takes the guesswork out of sizing.  Compression-fit technology means a universal fit within the various models, and the glove that will hold its shape longer than any on the market.  To view the entire line of Zero Friction golf products, visit www.ZeroFriction.com

WOMEN’S GOLF DAY 2021 SETS NEW GLOBAL RECORDS

A WEEK OF FUN, STARTING WITH RINGING THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE OPENING BELL AND CULMINATING WITH THOUSANDS ATTENDING LIVE EVENTS

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL, June 2, 2021) – Now in its 6th year, Women’s Golf Day (WGD) kicked off with an early start yesterday with its first ever event in New Zealand, one of the three new countries to join the WGD Community in 2021. The famous red & white of WGD was everywhere to be seen on social media continuing the tradition that has brought the event to over 1000 officially registered locations in over 80 countries. With #WomensGolfDay reaching 72.4M unique users, generating 87M impressions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter the June 1st numbers simply speak for themselves!

Women’s Golf Day is unique; a one-day sporting and community celebration event, uniting women and girls through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language, geography or economic status. This capped off an exciting week that started with the ringing of the opening bell at the NYSE and WGD Palooza, an online event everyone could attend.

“From the first event in Papakura, New Zealand to the last in Princeville, Hawaii, women and girls have been sharing really special moments because of golf,” explains Elisa Gaudet Founder of Women’s Golf Day. “WGD has increased in popularity year after year by engaging men and women and brands. This year we have really seen the power of partnership and what we can accomplish collectively. I am truly humbled by the individuals, locations, partners and organizations who continue to be committed to Women’s Golf Day and thank them for everything that they bring to the game and our events.” Japan and Argentina were also new host countries for 2021. Golfers still managed to join in the fun, even in places still restricted by COVID-19, joining people around the world showing their love of the game by posting photos using the hashtag #womensgolfday. 

2021 has seen another milestone smashed as the total number of participating venues reached 941, exceeding previous records. A staggering number of facilities including PGA TOUR Superstores, Topgolf venues, driving ranges, and traditional golf courses have now hosted Official WGD events. The diverse range of opportunities to learn and play golf offered through WGD undoubtedly contributes to its success.

Elisa explains, “Golf is not a one-size-fits-all sport anymore.  Women want options and thanks to our retail and brand partners, as well as the locations who host our official events, we can showcase golf at its very best. Women who have never played golf are beginning to see that in the 21st century it is a sport for everyone.  This is a really exciting time in golf’s evolution, and we are proud of the role we continue to play in making golf more accessible.”

Each year WGD experiences impressive growth in participation figures, and location numbers as well as its social media exposure.  This, combined with increasing industry support, indicates the gathering momentum for WGD, so if you have thought about joining this global movement do not delay!

Sponsorship opportunities are open for Women’s Golf Day VIP Program and the team is already preparing for the 7th year of this amazing event which will take place on June 7, 2022.

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY:

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls through golf. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 1,000 locations in over 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 around the globe.

In 2020, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 59 million global impressions to nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language, geography, or economic status.

Visit www.womensgolfday.com @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDunites
 
Women’s Golf Day Supporters:

Partners and supporting organizations of WGD are:  Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Callaway Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, PGA of America, FootJoy, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, The Golf Channel, GolfNow, Golf Town, International Golf Federation, LET, LPGA, LPGA Amateur, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Superstore, Players 1st, The R&A, Sky Sports, Titleist, Topgolf, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, The World Golf Foundation and more.

WOMEN’S GOLF DAY INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE PALOOZA!

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. ) – Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam are leading the stellar line-up of stars from the world of golf on May 25 th for WGD Palooza, a virtual online event brought to you by Women’s Golf Day and hosted at The World Golf Hall of Fame.

Barbara and Jack Nicklaus

WGD Palooza is set to be an experience unlike any other. This one-of-a-kind digital celebration will connect golfers from around the world to the movers and shakers who are inspiring us all by creating opportunities for more people to engage with the sport. WGD Palooza is free to attend, and open to everyone. Simply register at http://www.wgdpalooza.com to receive the event link.

The full line up for the four-hour online event will be revealed in the coming weeks. WGD’s partners and sponsors, including Callaway, The R&A, PGA TOUR, Titleist, FootJoy, PGA TOUR Superstore and ClubCorp, will be sharing insight and inspiration from industry leaders and players. For many who have not been to the World Golf Hall of Fame, this will be an exciting opportunity to go inside and experience a guided tour specifically created for the Women’s Golf Day audience. There will be a live interactive chat throughout the program and great giveaways after each segment.

Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day, created WGD Palooza as a digital experience anyone can attend to unite brands and golfers from around the world and share the amazing treasures in the World Golf Hall of Fame that many people may never get to see. Given the difficult circumstances of COVID and not all the WGD locations are able to participate in events on June 1 st it is a way to unite and include lots of people. She explains: “We realize many people are still greatly affected by covid and cannot get out on the golf course right now. We created a digital event that unites golf in one place, that inspires new and existing golfers and allows them to interact via live chat with brands, players, and industry leaders. It will be fun, insightful, and entertaining. I am incredibly energized by the passion and commitment our partners have towards growing the game and reaching new audiences. And the ability to create opportunity and unity through the May 25 th virtual WGD Palooza and the WGD events June 1 st . “

Women’s Golf Day events will take place this year on June 1 st . Women around the world are encouraged, where possible, to find a location near to them and join an official event at one of the 900 participating locations across 68 countries http://www.womensgolfday.com/locations/ . Participation in WGD Palooza is free to everyone. Registration is required through http://www.wgdpalooza.com

What: WGD Palooza
Where: http://www.womensgolfday/wgdpalooza
When: May 25 th 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (EDT)

Women’s Golf Day Supporters

Partners and supporting organizations of WGD are: Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Callaway Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, PGA of America, FootJoy, 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, PGA TOUR Superstore, The R&A, Sky Sports, Titleist, TopGolf, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, The World Golf Foundation and more.

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls through golf. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations 68 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.

In 2020, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 59 million global impressions to nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language, geography, or economic status.

Visit http://www.womensgolfday.com  @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDunites

Women’s Golf Day honours Antony Scanlon (IGF), Jackie Davidson (The R&A) and La Cala Resort, Spain with Inspire Action Award

INSPIRE ACTION AWARDS RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., 2/4/2021 ) Women’s Golf Day (WGD) has announced this year’s winners of the WGD Inspire Action Awards. Congratulations to Jackie Davidson, Assistant Director of Golf Development at The R&A and Antony Scanlon, Executive Director of the International Golf Federation (IGF), and La Cala Resort. The Awards, which are in their 4th year, recognise those who have inspired action and created opportunity for women in golf.

Antony Scanlon and Jackie Davidson join past recipients; Steve Mona, Cathy Harbin, Lisa Longball Vlooswyk and Annika Sorenstam, the latter has recently been confirmed as the new IGF President. Scanlon shared: “I’m truly honoured to receive such a meaningful award and proudly do so on behalf of the International Golf Federation. Our involvement with Women’s Golf Day reflects the IGF’s overall advocacy for gender equality and the importance of providing women not only with playing opportunities, but the ability to contribute in roles of influence and decision-making in golf. We also are extremely pleased and proud to have welcomed Annika Sorenstam as our new President. Knowing that Annika is a past recipient of the Inspire Action Award makes this honour even more special to me personally, as no one better exemplifies the Women’s Golf Day mission to engage, empower and support women and girls through our sport than she does.” 

Jackie Davidson, whose work at The R&A has included the evolution of The Women in Golf Charter, commented: “‘I would like to say thank you very much to Women’s Golf Day for this award, it is recognition of the collective efforts of many. I’m proud to play a part, in my role with The R&A, in working collaboratively with organisations across the industry to make golf more appealing, accessible and inclusive.”

This year, a new category was added to recognize a venue or location that has created an extra special Women’s Golf Day experience thus amplifying their commitment to creating opportunity and unity for women through golf. La Cala Resort in Mijas, Spain, is honored with this Award, which was announced during the Women’s Golf Day (WGD) annual presentation at The PGA Merchandise Show on Thursday, 28 th January. The WGD community has been inspired year-on-year by La Cala’s ability to deliver first class Women’s Golf Day events and wanted to recognize the action they take and their commitment to community.

Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day explains, “Historically we honored individuals, this year we wanted to add an award for locations/venues to celebrate their outstanding effort and commitment to hosting a spectacular WGD event and specifically this year La Cala Resort. All of the recipients are incredibly inspirational to us, and they have all helped Women’s Golf Day Engage, Empower and Support more women and girls around the world. We are very excited about 2021 and know that when the event comes around La Cala Resort will be inspiring even more women and girls to take up and stay in the game.”

Edouard Des Fontaines, Sales & Marketing Director at the La Cala Golf Hotel and Spa accepted the award on behalf of the team at the Spanish resort, “It is a great surprise and delight to receive this award from Women’s Golf Day. The team here at La Cala are proud to be part of the Women’s Golf Day community.  We have a genuine passion for inspiring women to take up the game, so this award means a great deal to us all. We will certainly be thrilled to display it at our 2021 event on June 1st!”

Women’s Golf Day takes place across the globe on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Location registration for Women’s Golf Day 2021 is now open and locations signing up using the code WGD2021 before February 28th will receive an industry discount. WGD is delighted to confirm that for the second year in a row, PGA Coaches will receive MSR credits for hosting an event. For more details visit http://www.womensgolfday.com/register

Women’s Golf Day Supporters:

Partners and supporting organizations of WGD are: Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Callaway Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, PGA of America, FootJoy, 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, PGA TOUR Superstore, The R&A, Sky Sports, Titleist, TopGolf, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, The World Golf Foundation and more.

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY:

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls through golf. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations 68 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.

In 2020, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 59 million global impressions to nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language, geography or economic status.

Visit http://www.womensgolfday.com  @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDunites

Titleist and FootJoy Announced as Official Sponsors of Women’s Golf Day

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., 1/12/2021 ) Titleist and FootJoy have joined the Women’s Golf Day sponsor family as the Official Golf Ball and Official Footwear Sponsors, respectively, of Women’s Golf Day (WGD) 2021. These highly respected golf industry leaders join WGD’s mission to engage, empower and support women and girls through the game of golf. Together, Women’s Golf Day, Titleist and FootJoy are striving to bring more women and juniors into the game of golf than ever before through education and opportunity.

“The growth and impact of Women’s Golf Day aligned well with our corporate dedication to engage with more women and girls than ever before,” comments Alicia Madden, Director of Media Acushnet Company. “We actively support women’s golf at every level of the game and are excited to see how this new partnership will enable us all to bring new players into the game and support those who have already fallen in love with the sport.”

Women’s Golf Day takes place on June 1, 2021. Throughout 2021, Acushnet Company, the parent company of Titleist and FootJoy, will work in conjunction with the WGD team to introduce new and innovative ways to engage and educate women about the opportunities that exist within golf. Since its inception in 2016, Women’s Golf Day has been hosted in over 900 location in 68 countries and this new relationship will benefit both the VIP Membership and broad ambassador and location network that supports the international movement.

Elisa Gaudet, Founder of WGD is delighted with this new partnership which heralds a fantastic start to 2021. She comments: “It is thanks to the commitment of individuals and organizations like Titleist and FootJoy, who are prioritizing the women’s game, that WGD is able to continue to grow from strength to strength. We look forward to partnering with them in this mission. Having these brands as part of our community makes us very proud and I am excited to see how we can work together to determine the future of our sport around the world.”

Locations wishing to host a Women’s Golf Day event on June 1, 2021 can register at WomenGolfDay.com/register. Men and women who wish to join the VIP Membership network are welcome to learn more at womensgolfday.com.

Women’s Golf Day Supporters: Partners and supporting organizations of WGD are: Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Callaway Golf, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, PGA of America, FootJoy, 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, PGA TOUR Superstore, The R&A, Sky Sports, Titleist, TopGolf, TPC Properties, Troon Golf, Troon International, USGA, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, The World Golf Foundation and more.

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls through golf. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations 68 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.

In 2020, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 59 million global impressions to nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language, geography or economic status. Visit http://www.womensgolfday.com  @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDunites

ABOUT ACUSHNET COMPANY

We are the global leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance driven golf products, which are widely recognized for their quality excellence. Driven by our focus on dedicated and discerning golfers and the golf shops that serve them, we believe we are the most authentic and enduring company in the golf industry. Our mission – to be the performance and quality leader in every golf product category in which we compete – has remained consistent since we entered the golf ball business in 1932. Today, we are the steward of two of the most revered brands in golf – Titleist, one of golf’s leading performance equipment brands, and FootJoy, one of golf’s leading performance wear brands.