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R&A announces grants totalling £1.3m

12.10am 3rd October 2007 - Sponsorship & Events

The R&A has long had a policy of encouraging the development of golf globally and these latest awards reflect that, with support being provided across men‘s, women‘s, boys‘ and girls‘ golf, and to both amateur and professional areas of the game.

Duncan Weir, The R&A’s director of golf development, said, “In addition to financial support, The R&A will send referees and other officials to many of the championships and events listed here. Meetings were held with 22 different countries at this year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie and this has led to an increase in the number of nations now in receipt of R&A support or being considered for assistance in the future.”

First time recipients of income generated by The Open are Burundi, Pakistan and Samoa.

The R&A

The full list of awards is as follows:
Arab Golf Federation £5,000 towards 2007 junior championship in Egypt and £20,000 towards men’s equivalent in Saudi Arabia
Bolivian Golf Federation £28,000 towards 2007 South American men’s and women’s international amateur team championships
British Amputee Golf Association £2,000 towards 2008 championship
Caribbean Golf Association £15,000 annually towards championships for three years
China Golf Association £50,000 towards referees‘ training programme covering 2007 and 2008
Czech Golf Federation £42,000 spread over three years towards national junior centre programme
East Africa Golf Challenge £5,000 towards 2007 men’s international amateur team event in Burundi
Egyptian Golf Federation £28,000 towards 2008 African women’s international amateur team event
European Golf Association £20,000 towards 2008 Bonallack Trophy at Valderrama in Spain – men’s amateur match between Europe and Asia-Pacific
Faldo Series £25,000 towards European programme and £85,000 towards Asian activities in 2008
German Golf Association £50,000 towards national academy project near Wiesbaden
Golf Foundation £620,000 towards junior development activities in England, Scotland and Wales in 2008
Jamaica Golf Association £24,000 spread over three years for ongoing junior programme
Japeri, Brazil £24,000 spread over next three years for ongoing junior programme
Ladies‘ Asian Tour £8,000 towards refereeing costs
National Association of Public Golf Courses £3,000 towards 2007 junior programme in UK
Pakistan Golf Federation £36,000 spread over three years for coaching and development work
PGA European Tour £70,000 towards the Challenge Tour for 2007
PGAs of Europe £50,000 in support of ongoing core activities
Polish Golf Union £2,000 towards international qualifying event for 2008 European boys‘ team championship
Putra Cup £5,000 towards 2007 event in the Philippines involving men’s amateur teams from countries in south east Asia
Scottish Blind Golf Society £3,000 towards 2007 golf programme
Scottish Deaf Golf Association £1,200 towards 2007 championship
Scottish Ladies‘ Golfing Association £15,000 towards 2008 European girls‘ team championship at Murcar
Slovak Golf Association £10,000 over two years for coaching work
South Pacific Games £5,000 towards 2007 golf competition in Samoa
Sri Lanka Golf Union £15,000 towards 2008 Queen Sirikit Cup – women’s international amateur team event for Asia-Pacific nations

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