Jess Baker Wins

Women's Amateur Championship



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The Women's Amateur
The Women's Amateur
“It’s an amazing feeling, just incredible, I can't believe it. I'm absolutely stunned but I'm just so happy. I worked really, really hard to get here and it's just such a satisfying feeling."test
Jess Baker
Play Golf
"We have to attract more people from all backgrounds, genders and ethnicities to play more golf, more often. The message that golf is open to all has to go out loud and clear to new and wider audiences.”test
Martin Slumbers
The Amateur
“It’s really amazing. I can't really find the words, there's no feeling like it and I haven’t felt this good before."test
Aldrich Potgieter
The R&A
Play Golf
“Research has shown that golfers live up to five years longer than people who don’t play golf. What is more important than being healthy? I think we should take time for golf.” test
Annika Sörenstam


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The message that golf is open to all has to go out loud and clear.
“As custodians of the sport, we should be inspired to do all that we can to ensure that golf continues to thrive in 50 years’ time.”
Martin SlumbersChief Executive of The R&A

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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.