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Golf Industry News - Martin Slumbers

We have decided to cancel two of our international amateur events – The R&A Student Tour Series Final at St Andrews and Carnoustie and The R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship at Fulford, which were both due to take place next month

The challenge of converting the UK’s millions of casual golfers into club members was one of the key subjects raised at the annual media meeting held by R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers in St Andrews earlier this week.

The R&A and the men’s European Tour have committed to help the newly-formed joint venture between the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Ladies European Tour in its efforts to significantly grow playing opportunities, financial incentives and television exposure for women’s professional golf in Europe and around the world.