Delegations from 60 countries affiliated to golf’s governing body, The R&A, have gathered in St Andrews for three days of discussion and debate on future developments in the game.
The conference, staged every four years, welcomes more than 160 delegates from countries as far apart as Argentina and Australia, Canada, China and Cote d’Ivoire.
The agenda ranges from Amateur Status to World Anti-Doping regulation. Issues such as pace of play, alternative models for golf development, technology in golf and the next steps for golf’s inclusion in the Olympic Games will also be debated.
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R&A National Affiliated Organisations attending the conference include: Argentine Golf Association, Golf Australia, Austrian Golf Association, Bangladesh Golf Federation, Botswana Golf Union, Brazilian Golf Confederation, Bulgarian Golf Association, Royal Canadian Golf Association, Cayman Islands Golf Association, Chilean Golf Federation, China Golf Association, Chinese Taipei Golf Association, Colombian Golf Federation, Croatian Golf Association, Czech Golf Federation, Danish Golf Union, Egyptian Golf Federation, El Salvador Golf Federation, English Golf Union, English Women’s Golf Association, Estonian Golf Association, Finnish Golf Union, French Golf Federation, German Golf Association, Hong Kong Golf Association, Golf Union of Iceland, Indian Golf Union, Golfing Union of Ireland, Irish ladies Golf Union, Italian Golf Federation, Ivory Coast Golf Federation, Japan Golf Association, Luxembourg Golf Federation, Malaysian Golf Association, Malta Golf Association, Netherlands Golf Federation, New Zealand Golf Incorporated, Nicaraguan Golf Federation, Norwegian Golf Federation, Pakistan Golf Federation, Peruvian Golf Federation, Polish Golf Union, Portuguese Golf Federation, Puerto Rico Golf Federation, Qatar Golf Association, Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Ladies Golfing, Association, Slovak Golf Association, Golf Association of Slovenia, South African Golf Association, Royal Spanish Golf Federation, Swedish Golf Federation, Swiss Golf Association, Tanzania Golf Union, Thailand Golf Association, Turkish Golf Federation, Golf Union of Wales.