R&A Media Release

R&A & USGA announce new model local rule limiting club length

R&A & USGA announce new model local rule limiting club length

The R&A and the USGA have announced that a new Model Local Rule (MLR G-10) will be available beginning on January 1 2022 to provide those running professional or elite amateur golf competitions with the option of limiting the maximum length of a golf club (excluding putters) to 46 inches. 13 Oct 2021
Defending champion and World No.1 set for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Defending champion and World No.1 set for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

China’s defending champion Yuxin Lin is aiming for an unprecedented third Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) title but will face a stiff challenge from the in-form Japanese World No.1 Keita Nakajima and the cream of the region’s men’s talent. 12 Oct 2021
Europe defeat GB&I in Junior Vagliano Trophy

Europe defeat GB&I in Junior Vagliano Trophy

The Continent of Europe has won the Junior Vagliano Trophy after comprehensively defeating Great Britain and Ireland 14-4 at Hilversumsche Golf Club in the Netherlands. 11 Oct 2021
Ireland secures dramatic R&A Men’s Home Internationals win

Ireland secures dramatic R&A Men’s Home Internationals win

Ireland won the R&A Men’s Home Internationals for the first time since 2017 after John Carroll’s side pipped Scotland to the title by half a point in a dramatic conclusion to the round-robin tournament at Hankley Common. 20 Sep 2021
The Open to return to Royal Portrush

The Open to return to Royal Portrush

The Open is set to make a triumphant return to Royal Portrush in 2025, marking an exciting new chapter in the history of golf’s original championship and providing another outstanding showcase for golf in Northern Ireland. 9 Sep 2021
Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific moves to Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific moves to Abu Dhabi Golf Club

The R&A and Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) have announced that the 2021 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship will be staged at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 10-13 November. 1 Sep 2021
Europe claim Jacques Léglise Trophy

Europe claim Jacques Léglise Trophy

The Continent of Europe has defeated Great Britain and Ireland 16½-8½ to win the Jacques Léglise Trophy at Falsterbo Golf Club in Sweden. 30 Aug 2021
AIG Women’s Open eliminate single-use plastic water bottles

AIG Women’s Open eliminate single-use plastic water bottles

The R&A, Mastercard and adidas are partnering to launch the Open Water Project at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie. 19 Aug 2021
Nakajima wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading men’s amateur

Nakajima wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading men’s amateur

Keita Nakajima of Japan has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading men’s player in the 2021 World Amateur Golf Ranking. 19 Aug 2021
AIG Women’s Open sets a new benchmark with record prize fund

AIG Women’s Open sets a new benchmark with record prize fund

The AIG Women’s Open has set a new benchmark for prize money in women’s golf with the announcement that the prize fund for this year’s championship will increase by $1.3 million to $5.8 million with the winner earning $870,000. 19 Aug 2021
Bigham best of the Boys at Royal Cinque Ports

Bigham best of the Boys at Royal Cinque Ports

Jack Bigham defeated Riccardo Fantinelli on the first extra hole to win the final of the 94th R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports. 16 Aug 2021
Delight for Darling again at Girls' Amateur

Delight for Darling again at Girls' Amateur

Hannah Darling fought off a late comeback bid from Beth Coulter to continue her dream summer and win the R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship at Fulford. 16 Aug 2021
Top ranked Hill among match play winners at Boy’s Amateur

Top ranked Hill among match play winners at Boy’s Amateur

Leading qualifier Jack Bigham is safely through to the second round of match play in the R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports. 13 Aug 2021
Fulford rematch in the offing at Girls’ Amateur

Fulford rematch in the offing at Girls’ Amateur

Beth Coulter and Hannah Darling remained on course for another duel at Fulford after progressing to the quarterfinals of the R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship. 13 Aug 2021
Bigham leads R&A Boys’ Amateur at Royal Cinque Ports

Bigham leads R&A Boys’ Amateur at Royal Cinque Ports

Jack Bigham of England led the qualifiers into the match play stages of the R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports as 144 players became 64 at the end of the second round of strokeplay qualifying. 12 Aug 2021
AIG Women’s Open celebrates 20 years since Se Ri Pak shone at Sunningdale

AIG Women’s Open celebrates 20 years since Se Ri Pak shone at Sunningdale

Exactly 20 years have passed since Se Ri Pak made history as the first South Korean winner of the AIG Women’s Open, sparking an incredible period of success for Asia with ten further champions since the historic moment for the championship. 12 Aug 2021
Rose Zhang earns second Mark H McCormack Medal

Rose Zhang earns second Mark H McCormack Medal

Rose Zhang of the United States of America has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading female player in the 2021 World Amateur Golf Ranking. This is her second straight McCormack Medal, having also received the honour last October. 12 Aug 2021
Gourley leads qualifiers in R&A Girls’ Amateur

Gourley leads qualifiers in R&A Girls’ Amateur

Rachel Gourley maintained her position at the top to lead strokeplay qualifying at the R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship at Fulford. 12 Aug 2021
Generation next head to AIG Women’s Open full of hope

Generation next head to AIG Women’s Open full of hope

The stage is set for golf’s newest champions to make history at the season’s fifth and final Major – the 2021 AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie, Scotland from 19-22 August. 5 Aug 2021
Elliott & Greenfield win Senior Amateur Championships

Elliott & Greenfield win Senior Amateur Championships

Aileen Greenfield and Gene Elliott triumphed in the R&A Senior Amateur Championships that were played at Ganton and Ashridge. 12 Jul 2021
Twelve players secure Open starts via OWGR

Twelve players secure Open starts via OWGR

Twelve players have secured their places in The 149th Open at Royal St George’s from July 11-18. 2 Jul 2021