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R&A Captain’s term of office extended to 2021

10.26am 7th May 2020 - People

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced that Clive Edginton will continue as captain for 2020/21.  

Edginton, 68, took over as captain last September for 2019/20, but due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic the past captains of the R&A have voted for him to continue in his role for another year from September 2020.

This is only the second time since the R&A was founded in 1754 that a captain has served two successive terms. The first was Major John Murray Belshes, who held the position in 1835 and 1836.

Edginton, who has been a member of the R&A since 1997, and is a member at St George’s Hill Golf Club in Surrey, said: “It is an honour to be captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and I feel very privileged to be asked to continue in the role. This is a difficult time for all of us in the midst of this pandemic, but I am happy that I can continue to serve the club as we look positively to the future.” 

R&A Captain Clive Edginton

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