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.

Key Projects


GolfIt! is The R&A’s brand new golf concept that will open in Glasgow in summer 2023.   The new community-based golf and entertainment facility is located on the south bank of Hogganfield Loch, following the redevelopment of Lethamhill golf course.  The vast new indoor and outdoor attraction is a new innovation and marks a significant financial investment by The R&A towards its purpose of making golf more accessible and inclusive.