The role of the Equipment Standards Committee is to regulate the equipment which may be used to play the game, both by amateurs and professionals alike. From Drivers to Golf Balls and Grooves to Distance Measuring Devices, visit the Equipment section to access the latest information and ensure all of your kit conforms to the current standards.
The 121st Amateur Championship will be played at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig in Wales in 2016.
The R&A invests more than £5 million in golf development activity each year with the aim of supporting golf wherever it is played and encouraging its growth in countries where it is in its infancy.
Working through its affiliates, The R&A promotes golf as being a sport for life which can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of ability.
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The R&A has 152 affiliated organisations in 138 countries representing more than 30 million golfers.
The World Amateur Golf RankingTM comprises a women’s ranking and a men’s ranking for elite amateur players and endeavours to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another.
WAGRTM ranks more than 8,940 men's & women's players from over 90 countries around the world.
The R&A is working to protect the enjoyment of the game and to safeguard the financial operations of golf facilities, in a manner which preserves natural environments and enhances community engagement.