A Review of 2013/14

The R&A Annual Review provides a recap of the 2013/14 year for golf’s governing body.  The publication highlights the many initiatives and events undertaken by The R&A, with Phil Mickelson’s dramatic victory at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield serving as a memorable centrepiece. There was a busy schedule of amateur championships and international matches, with England’s Garrick Porteous winning the 118th staging of The Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s.  The fifth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship took place in China, and a new international amateur competition was announced, the Latin America Amateur Championship, which will debut in 2015 in Argentina in partnership with the USGA and the Masters Tournament.

The Review looks at a number of international golf development projects that The R&A supports through the Working for Golf programme and the activities of its Working for Golf Ambassadors, Padraig Harrington, Suzann Pettersen and Liang Wen-Chong. It also recaps the year in the Rules, Equipment Standards, Course Management and Heritage departments, and provides an update on the preparations for golf’s return to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

The Working for Golf 2013 film focuses on The R&A's role in supporting the growth of golf around the world. It looks at how the funds generated by The Open are re-invested to benefit the game.