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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
AIG extends its support of renamed Women's Open

AIG extends its support of renamed Women's Open

AIG has today announced its continued commitment to women’s golf by extending its title partnership of the AIG Women’s Open by two years, to 2025. 23 Jul 2020
Women’s Open to go ahead without fans

Women’s Open to go ahead without fans

The R&A confirmed today that it intends to play the AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Troon from 20-23 August without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 8 Jul 2020
R&A to broadcast virtual ‘Open for The Ages’

R&A to broadcast virtual ‘Open for The Ages’

The R&A is inviting golf fans around the world to take part in a very special celebration of golf’s original championship following the cancellation of The Open this year. 7 Jul 2020
R&A launches COVID-19 Support Fund

R&A launches COVID-19 Support Fund

The R&A has launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A COVID-19 Support Fund, to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic. 19 May 2020
Statement from the R&A on the 149th Open

Statement from the R&A on the 149th Open

The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. 7 Apr 2020
Open cancelled & US majors rescheduled

Open cancelled & US majors rescheduled

Three of the four golf majors have announced new dates for 2020 amid the coronavirus crisis while the oldest of the lot, the Open Championship confirmed it would cancel its event for the year. 7 Apr 2020
R&A ponders Open Championship postponement

R&A ponders Open Championship postponement

The Open Championship could become the latest major sporting event to be postponed because of the coronavirus crisis, but a final decision has not yet been taken, organisers say. 3 Apr 2020
The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The R&A chief sits down to talk about the biggest issues facing golf, from grass roots participation numbers to the distance debate, gender equality, slow play and the Home of Golf, St Andrews. 11 Mar 2020