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The R&A's vision for golf

Sustainable Golf

Working with the Natural Environment

Golf has a unique relationship with the natural environment and a responsibility to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the game played by millions around the world. Not only is golf great for our health and well-being, but it can also provide a host of benefits for the climate and environment too.

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Health

Golf is Good For You

By maximising the uptake, use and impact of scientific research, it has been consistently highlighted that golf is a health-enhancing activity:
  • at The Open, AIG Women’s Open and leading amateur championships
  • in a comprehensive R&A Golf and Health Report (2016-2020) for global use and translated into Chinese and Japanese
  • raising awareness with global government ministers/ heads of state, national federations and bodies such as the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf (UK)

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Donate

Project Ukraine

Donations to the Project Ukraine scholarship fund cause can be made via the link below. If individuals or companies would like to make a donation of more than £5,000, they should contact Jennifer Hedge, Philanthropy Manager at foundation@randa.org.  Further questions can also be answered via The R&A Philanthropy Support website.

Our Playbook

The playbook sets out The R&A’s purpose: to make golf more accessible, more appealing and more inclusive and to be responsible for upholding the traditions of golf while embracing change and breaking down barriers to progress.
The message that golf is open to all has to go out loud and clear.
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“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

Heritage

World Golf Museum

The R&A World Golf Museum in St Andrews is open to visitors all year round. Beginning as a cabinet of curiosities in the 1800s and known as the British Golf Museum for the past 30 years, it then entered a new era in 2021 as The R&A World Golf Museum. Situated opposite The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, visitors can explore the rich history of golf from its very beginnings up until the modern day. 

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The Rules App

Keep the Rules in your pocket with The R&A Rules App.  Download the comprehensive app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

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Student Tour Series | 2022/23

Key Projects

GolfIt!

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.