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R&A funding boosts golf in four continents

12.55am 2nd June 2005 - Courses

Golf events and development initiatives in countries ranging from Bhutan to Zambia are set to benefit from the latest series of grants and loans announced by The R&A. These include international amateur events in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The total is over £210,000 in the first year plus a loan of £1,000,000 to St Andrews Links Trust towards course number 7, due to open in 2007.
In announcing the latest awards, Duncan Weir, The R&A’s Director of Golf Development said, “The R&A is committed to promoting and developing golf both nationally and internationally through funding derived entirely from the annual surplus generated by The Open Championship. This aim will continue as we seek to encourage the expansion of the game throughout our sphere of governance.”

The details of the awards are as follows:

Arab Golf Federation
£10,000 towards the 2005 Pan Arab Championships being played in Egypt in December
Bhutan Youth Golf Association
£3,000 annually towards junior coaching for three years
Carnoustie Golf Links
£2,500 annually towards junior programme for three years
Chilean Golf Federation
£12,000 annually towards junior development for two years
Chinese Taipei Golf Association
£5,000 towards men’s international amateur team event involving Taipei, Japan and Korea
Colombian Golf Federation
$5,000 US towards the 2005 South American Pre Junior Championships
Czech Golf Federation
£25,000 towards the 2006 St Andrews and Jacques Leglise Trophy matches
Ecuador Golf Federation
£25,000 towards the 2005 Copa los Andes being played in Ecuador in November. This is the annual South American men’s and women’s international amateur team championship
English Blind Golf Association
£2,000 towards 2005 training programme
European Disabled Golf Association
£5,000 annually towards championships for three years
European Golf Association
£18,000 towards the 2005 European Young Masters being played in Austria in July
Israel Golf Federation
£3,000 annually towards junior programme for three years
Ladies’ Golf Union
£25,000 towards research project into women’s golf
Men’s Home Unions
£11,000 each towards participation in the 2005 Boys’ Home Internationals
National Association of Public Golf Courses
£13,000 towards 2005 adult and junior championships
Paul Lawrie Junior Golf Programme
£5,000 annually towards junior work for three years
Rwanda Golf Union
£5,000 towards men’s international amateur team event involving Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
St Andrews Links Trust
£1,000,000 loan towards course number 7, due to open in 2007
Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils
£1,000 towards national championship
Uganda Golf Union
£10,000 towards biennial All African men’s international amateur team event
Zambia Ladies’ Golf Union
£25,000 towards biennial All African ladies’ international amateur team event

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