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Open Champion promotes good etiquette in new R&A film

12.01am 23rd June 2008 - Management Topics

Open Champion Padraig Harrington has joined with The R&A to promote good etiquette in golf by taking the lead role in a short film targeted at new golfers.

Entitled “The Etiquette of Golf”, the film is available from today as a free download from The R&A website and will be promoted to national golfing bodies around the world as a teaching aid.

The film, features contributions from fellow European Tour professionals, Nick Dougherty, Lee Westwood and Paul Casey, as well as archive material from The Open, The Ryder Cup and the Women’s British Open Championship.

Commenting on his involvement in the film Padraig Harrington said, “Good etiquette promotes enjoyment of the game for all players. I am very pleased to play a part in the education process for new golfers, young and old alike.”

R&A Director of Rules and Equipment Standards, David Rickman said, “Padraig is a role model for good behaviour, on and around the golf course. This film will help new players to understand the true meaning of sportsmanship in golf”.

The film, which is 10 minutes in duration, brings the etiquette section of The R&A rule book to life and is presented in three chapters, consideration for other players, pace of play and care of the course.

The Etiquette of Golf can be downloaded free from

The film was shot on location at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club and is a TWI Production for R&A Rules Ltd

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