- Liechtenstein Golf Association becomes affiliate of The R&A
- Important milestone achieved for development of golf in Liechtenstein
An important milestone in the development and growth of golf in Liechtenstein was achieved recently when the Liechtenstein Golf Association became a new affiliate of The R&A.
The Liechtenstein Golf Association is responsible for governing’s the nation’s golf interests including supporting its 836 amateur golfers, staging national championships, managing national teams, growing the game by encouraging participation among youngsters and adults and lobbying the country’s government to further the development of the game.
“We are honoured to have become an affiliate of The R&A and it is an important milestone for the development and growth of golf in Liechtenstein”, said Peter Tinner, President of the Liechtenstein Golf Association.
“The guidance provided by The R&A and the opportunities to network with its affiliates around the world will bring many benefits to our organisation and we look forward to forming new friendships and partnerships over the coming years.”
The organisation was formed in 2004 and first staged its national championship, the Liechtenstein Open, in 2008. The Liechtenstein Open was included in the calendar of over 2,500 counting events in the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING™ for the first time last year. The national governing body now runs five national championships on an annual basis across stroke play and match play formats.
It is also a member of the European Golf Association (EGA), the International Golf Federation (IGF) and the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee (LOC).
After establishing a national team to represent Liechtenstein in 2013, it has participated in several international events including the Games of the Small States of Europe and the European Men’s and Women’s Team Shield Championship. In 2015, the men’s national team finished in its highest position of fourth in the European Team Shield Championship in Iceland and matched it a year later in Hungary.
The R&A has over 150 affiliates from both amateur and professional golf based in 140 countries around the world and is committed to working for golf and supporting the growth of the sport internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities.
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