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Golf Industry News - national governing bodies

The World Amateur Golf Council has announced that Puerto Rico has been selected as the site of the World Amateur Team Championships in 2004. Puerto Rico has a rich golf heritage. The country has 18 courses, with nine more in planning or construction stages and expected to open in the next three years. The WAGC was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and comprises the national governing bodies of amateur golf in more than 90 countries

A landmark agreement reached by both the English Golf Union and the English Ladies’ Golf Association will lead to a National Computerised Handicapping Scheme. A new company English Golf Limited (EGL ) has been formed to undertake this and introduce a wide range of benefits to clubs, individual members and County Unions. The consortium behind the company is led by Property Golf and Finance Group Limited and includes EGU, ELGA, British Telecom, Syntegra, Capital One and Close Brothers. The new organisation will embrace nearly one million golfers