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Mickelson upset at new club length limit

Mickelson upset at new club length limit

Phil Mickelson has hit out at the 'amateurs' governing the game and called a new 46-inch restriction on club length 'stupid'. 13 Oct 2021
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
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
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
Asia-Pacific Amateur heads to Dubai

Asia-Pacific Amateur heads to Dubai

The Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and The R&A today announced that the 12th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship is set to be held November 3-6 at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club in Dubai. 28 Jul 2021
Royal St.George's is not everyone's cup of tea

Royal St.George's is not everyone's cup of tea

Royal St. George’s will take centre stage for the 149th Open Championship when the first groups take to the course at 3.35pm today (AEST). 15 Jul 2021
The Open: Lowry returns “straightened” Claret Jug

The Open: Lowry returns “straightened” Claret Jug

Shane Lowry climbed out of his Mercedes-Benz courtesy car to dutifully return the Claret Jug to the R&A at Royal St. George’s, but not before he had taken it to a silversmith’s to be straightened. 13 Jul 2021
The Open to welcome up to 32,000 fans per day

The Open to welcome up to 32,000 fans per day

Following the UK Government’s announcement to delay the planned easing of restrictions, we are now actively working with the government and public health authorities, including those in Kent, in the next phase of the Events Research Programme, which will enable a number of events to take place with higher capacities than the current Step 3 guidance. 20 Jun 2021
R&A hopeful of crowds at The Open

R&A hopeful of crowds at The Open

This year's Open Championship could be played out in front of "significant numbers" of spectators, say the R&A. 12 May 2021
10 years on: R&A celebrates the life of Seve

10 years on: R&A celebrates the life of Seve

The R&A will celebrate the life of the great Severiano Ballesteros with a trio of unique tributes to the three-time Champion Golfer on the 10-year anniversary of his passing. 6 May 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #39 – R&A Chief Martin Slumbers

The Thing About Golf Podcast #39 – R&A Chief Martin Slumbers

In the world of golf administration there is no more important role than Chief Executive of the R&A. 1 Apr 2021
Update to fans of the AIG Women's Open

Update to fans of the AIG Women's Open

The R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers has today issued a message to fans to update them on plans for the AIG Women’s Open 24 Mar 2021
Wary R&A plans for Open Championship

Wary R&A plans for Open Championship

Open Championship organisers are cautiously optimistic golf's oldest major will go ahead at Royal St George's in July. 11 Feb 2021
DeChambeau flattered by equipment changes

DeChambeau flattered by equipment changes

Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau reckons that he has no issues with potential changes to golfing equipment rules – and cannot help but feel just a little flattered by the fact that they could stop him using a 48-inch driver in the future. 4 Feb 2021
Acushnet responds to USGA/R&A announcement

Acushnet responds to USGA/R&A announcement

The USGA and R&A announced overnight a number of research topics and proposed changes to equipment standards following the collective Distance Insights project released last year. 3 Feb 2021
The Open to be played with or without fans

The Open to be played with or without fans

The Open Championship will be played in 2021, even if there won't be spectators. 3 Feb 2021
Governing bodies ponder reining in big hitters

Governing bodies ponder reining in big hitters

Golf's lawmakers are considering changes to equipment and the implementation of 'local rules' in an attempt to tame the power of the game's massive hitters. 3 Feb 2021
The R&A appoints Modest! Golf

The R&A appoints Modest! Golf

The R&A has appointed Modest! Golf to work on designing and developing a series of future grassroots programmes aimed at inspiring more young people into golf and retain them within the sport. 28 Jan 2021
Open venues confirmed for 2023 & 2024

Open venues confirmed for 2023 & 2024

The R&A today confirmed that The 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool from July 16-23, 2023 and The 152nd Open will be played at Royal Troon from July 14-21, 2024. 8 Dec 2020
Davies delight ahead of Royal Troon tee time

Davies delight ahead of Royal Troon tee time

Dame Laura Davies is relishing the opportunity to strike the opening tee shot at Royal Troon and mark her historic 40th appearance at the AIG Women's Open. 20 Aug 2020
World-class venues announced for future AIG Women’s Opens

World-class venues announced for future AIG Women’s Opens

The R&A has underlined its commitment to enhancing the AIG Women’s Open’s status as a leading major sporting event by announcing five world-class venues for championships being played from 2021 to 2025. 20 Aug 2020