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South Florida Business & Wealth Names Women’s Golf Day Founder Elisa Gaudet a 2022 Prestigious Women

South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW), South Florida’s business and lifestyle magazine serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, has named Women’s Golf Day Founder Elisa Gaudet an honoree for its 2022 Prestigious Women Awards in the Entrepreneur category.

The awards honor outstanding female business leaders and owners whose innovations and success help drive the South Florida economy. Honorees are top leaders in the tri-county area who have created business success stories and provided leadership to women and the broader community. Categories include owners and partners, C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, mentors, professional association leaders, non-profit leaders, rising stars (under 40) and lifetime achievement.

Gaudet and other honorees will be celebrated during the Second Annual Prestigious Women Awards program on April 20, 2022 with a networking reception and sit-down luncheon. They will also be featured in the May issue of SFBW Magazine.

A West Palm Beach resident, Gaudet founded Women’s Golf Day (WGD) in 2016 as a global movement that strives to engage, empower, and support women and girls through golf. The one-day, four-hour worldwide event, held each year on the first Tuesday in June, starts in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii. It has now taken place at more than 1,000 locations in over 80 countries since its inception and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport. More than 85 locations in Florida have hosted a Women's Golf Day event.

Through Women’s Golf Day, Gaudet has created a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest, while engaging women in an empowering initiative with global impact from a local level. The number of women hitting the greens recently surged to an all-time high since 2015, according to the National Golf Foundation.

Gaudet is also involved in the South Florida community as a member of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and a committee member for Kid Sanctuary Campus, First Tee of the Palm Beaches, Loggerhead Marine Life Center, charities that support the equestrian community, as well as many cancer organizations.

An award-winning writer, Gaudet is the author of the “Two Good Rounds” book series: “Two Good Rounds – 19th Hole Stories from the World’s Greatest Golfers,” “Two Good Rounds SUPERSTARS – Golf Stories from the World’s Greatest Athletes,” and “Two Good Rounds TITANS – Leaders in Industry & Golf.” Her syndicated monthly column “On the Lip,” later renamed “Two Good Rounds”; ran from 2003-2016 and has appeared in Huffington Post, Cybergolf, New England Golf Monthly, Florida Golf Central, Visit Miami Book, Alaska Inflight magazine, Golfers Guide, and Stratosphere private jet magazine.

“I am honored to be a part of the esteemed group of women who are recipients of South Florida Business and Wealth’s 2022 Prestigious Women Awards,” said Gaudet. “I take great pride in the fact that Women’s Golf Day gives women all over the world a chance to connect with other women and feel welcome in the sport.”

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.

In 2021, WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 87 million global impressions to nearly 37 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, and 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 gender, race, religion, language, geography, or economic status.

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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 on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, material status or sexual orientation.

By ML Staff Images courtesy of WomensGolfDay


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