A change of date and location as the Women in Golf Awards return for a night of celebration

The Women in Golf Awards is back for 2023, for what promises to be a major event for the golf industry.  The 2023 awards will take place at Walton Heath Golf Club, host club of the AIG Women’s Open, on the evening of Tuesday, August 8, just before the women's final Major of the year tees off on the Thursday. 

“We are incredibly excited to bring the awards to Walton Heath Golf Club during the week of the AIG Women’s Open,” commented Nicole Wheatley co-founder of the Women in Golf Awards.

“It’s a fitting location to recognise the women, brands and places making a difference in the world of golf, alongside the very best players in the world.  The awards will be a marvellous celebration of all sectors of the sport and is a fantastic opportunity for women, and men, to come together to recognise the wonderful work that goes on every day in golf.”

There will be a total of ten awards presented on the night.  In a change from the inaugural event, men will be invited to attend in a move designed to connect the women who are rising stars of the industry with the mostly male decision makers.

Similarly, undergraduates and women who may consider a future career in golf will be among the guests invited to attend as a way of showcasing the diverse job opportunities available in the industry. 

Alex Woodward CEO of Walton Heath Golf Club added: “Walton Heath has made a commitment to ensure that our hosting of the 2023 AIG Women's Open is greater than the four days of the championship.  In our delivery of this commitment, we have instigated and supported a number of initiatives to promote and elevate the role of women working in the golf industry.

"In hosting the Women in Golf Awards this year it is the perfect addition to what has already been an incredible series of events, bringing together women from across the industry at an event which already highlights excellence in women's sport.

"We truly believe the AIG Women's Open is the perfect event for all the women in the industry to come together once a year and are excited to see the winners on the night.”

Nominations for the Women in Golf Awards 2023 will open shortly and will be hosted through a new website www.womeningolfawards.com.  For more information about the awards, including sponsorship opportunities please contact [email protected]

About the Women in Golf Awards

The Women in Golf Awards is an annual event celebrating the significant contribution that women, past and present, continue to make to the golf industry.  The event was established by Nicole Wheatley and Ben Blackburn whose combined experience in the golf world led them to identify a need to create a platform that would connect, celebrate and inspire current and future generations.  The Awards bring together women at all stages of their careers, from every sector, showing the diverse nature of the roles women hold in the industry. 

The full list of winners from the Women in Golf Awards 2022 can be found here.

Tickets are still available for the AIG Women's Open this summer at Walton Heath. Ticket prices start from £20...