What We Do

The role of Equipment Standards can essentially be split into three main areas: 

- to evaluate submissions of new equipment for conformance to the Rules of Golf - to conduct fundamental research into the physics of golf - and to constantly review the Equipment Rules to ensure that they remain relevant to today’s equipment and continue to ensure that skill is the dominant ingredient to success.

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Key Projects


Opening in 2023, The R&A is creating a brand new community golf facility at Lethamhill in Glasgow.  The new family-focused facility will be designed for everyone, regardless of age or ability, and include the creation of a nine-hole course, putting greens, short-game area, adventure golf and a floodlit driving range.