Working for Golf
Each year, The R&A distributes a substantial sum of roughly five million pounds to deserving causes from grassroots initiatives, through coaching and regional championships, to professional tours all over the world. In addition, best practice advice on sustainable golf course management, along with the distribution of brand-new greenkeeping machinery to golf courses in developing golfing nations, is also a priority.
In recent years, a great deal of effort has been focussed on financing golf development in countries where the game is a relatively new sport. Grassroots initiatives have been supported in countries as diverse as the Falkland Islands, Cambodia, Nepal and the Cook Islands, whilst assistance for projects back home, like the Paul Lawrie Foundation in Aberdeen, Scotland, continues unabated.