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Statement from the R&A on the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement from the R&A on the COVID-19 pandemic

We are closely monitoring the constantly-moving situation in the COVID-19 pandemic and carefully following the advice issued to us by the UK Government, relevant health authorities and our medical consultants. 20 Mar 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
Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship rescheduled

Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship rescheduled

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship has been rescheduled to take place from October 7-10, 2020 at the Siam Country Club Waterside, Pattaya, Thailand. 25 Feb 2020
MORRI: PGA Tour’s laundry list of drama

MORRI: PGA Tour’s laundry list of drama

There was a time in the not too distant past when the job of PGA Tour Commissioner was one of the most sought after in golf. That might be a tougher sell early in 2020. 24 Feb 2020
Woods mulls rules split for pros & amateurs

Woods mulls rules split for pros & amateurs

Tiger Woods has given his strongest endorsement yet that professional and amateur golfers should use different equipment, in the wake of a distance report by the game's governing bodies. 12 Feb 2020
Morri: Honesty needed in distance report debate

Morri: Honesty needed in distance report debate

Complex issues and social media will never be happy bedfellows. 10 Feb 2020
Johnson & Mickelson dismiss distance report

Johnson & Mickelson dismiss distance report

Golf's governing bodies have released a report asserting it is time to rein in the increasing distances players are hitting the ball but one of the game's biggest hitters did not even read it. 6 Feb 2020
Chinese Taipei sisters primed for WAAP

Chinese Taipei sisters primed for WAAP

Yu-Chiang Hou and Yu-Sang Hou, sisters from Chinese Taipei, will tee it up in the third edition of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship (WAAP) from February 12-15 at the Siam Country Club Waterside in Pattaya, Thailand. 6 Feb 2020
Governing bodies say time to rein in distances

Governing bodies say time to rein in distances

Golf's ruling bodies say it is time to rein in the increasing distances players are hitting the ball, a trend they assert is detrimental to the game. 5 Feb 2020
World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. 5 Nov 2019
Morri: Planning for golf’s future

Morri: Planning for golf’s future

Do you ever wonder what golf will look like 50 or 100 years from now? Not the clubs and balls and gadgets, but the game itself? 23 Oct 2019
PGA Tour targets non-conforming drivers

PGA Tour targets non-conforming drivers

Several players were deemed to be using non-conforming drivers at last week's Safeway Open in California as the new PGA Tour testing procedure swung into full gear, Reuters has learned. 30 Sep 2019
Local hero Yuxin Lin reclaims AAC

Local hero Yuxin Lin reclaims AAC

China’s Yuxin Lin brought immense cheers to his home fans when he birdied the par-5 18th twice in a playoff to beat defending champion and World No.1 Takumi Kanaya and become the second two-time winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC). 29 Sep 2019
AAC: Late birdies preserve Aussie Windred’s lead

AAC: Late birdies preserve Aussie Windred’s lead

A gutsy birdie-birdie finish has helped Blake Windred preserve his overnight lead at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship as the weekend beckons in Shanghai. 27 Sep 2019
Blake Windred goes berserk for historic 63

Blake Windred goes berserk for historic 63

Blake Windred produced the best round of his life on Thursday and the lowest opening day score the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship has ever seen. 27 Sep 2019
Royal encore for Asia-Pacific Amateur

Royal encore for Asia-Pacific Amateur

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship is returning to Australia. 26 Sep 2019
Live telecast of AAC to reach homes in more than 160 countries

Live telecast of AAC to reach homes in more than 160 countries

Fans in more than 160 countries will be able to watch the action unfold live when a new champion is crowned at the 11th edition of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), to be played at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, from September 26-29. 24 Sep 2019
Schauffele lets fly at R&A over failed driver test

Schauffele lets fly at R&A over failed driver test

Xander Schauffele was still running hot on Saturday at The Open, and it had nothing to do with a round of 69 that left him 11 shots off the lead at Royal Portrush. 21 Jul 2019
Slow Pokes: The solutions to slow play

Slow Pokes: The solutions to slow play

Pace of play is the one blight on the game that trickles down from the professional Tours to grass roots club golf. At the elite level, slow play is frustrating for all from players to fans. Here, the man at the coalface of administering pro golf in Australia offers some solutions. 16 Jul 2019
No cart, no Daly for Open Championship

No cart, no Daly for Open Championship

Two-time major winner John Daly is free to ride a cart during the week of the Open Championship – just not at Royal Portrush. 10 Jul 2019
Women's British Open prize money up 40 percent

Women's British Open prize money up 40 percent

Prize money for the Women's British Open will increase 40 percent to a total purse of US$4.5 million (AU$6.4 million), tournament organisers say. 9 Jul 2019