Ladies Golf News    20th May, 2022 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk

Player insists women’s game is “neglected”

South African legend calls for more support
GARY PLAYER has called on more businesses to support women’s golf, insisting that it’s a part of the sport that has been “neglected”.

Player was speaking ahead of the Aramco Team Series event in New York. A new four-event competition, the series broke new ground for women’s golf, providing the Ladies European Tour with a platform to stage its first-ever event in the United States.

Player, widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, as there in his role as an ambassador for Golf Saudi ambassador, the federation behind the Aramco Team Series.

“Women’s golf has been neglected terribly and it’s not fair,” said Player. “The average American doesn’t realise how well these women can play. I’m such a fan and supporter of women’s golf and I appeal to businesses to sponsor it. This is a really exciting event.”

“I watched most of the Solheim Cup this year and I don’t watch much golf anymore. To see these events sponsored around the world is fantastic for women’s golf. We are going to see great improvement in women’s golf and we need it, young women need role models. We see women playing rugby, soccer, kick boxing. It’s a whole new world and it’s exciting.”

Player, who lives in Florida, feels New York is a perfect spot for a series that has previously gone to London, Spain and which culminated its 2021 in Saudi Arabia.

“Coming back to New York has always been a thrill. It’s a very unique city. People misjudge New York and they don’t realise what a great place it is with the surroundings so beautiful. You haven’t experienced life if you’ve not been here. But we also need to give opportunities to young people to get out of the city and experience golf courses like this.”

 


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