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THE INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION CONFIRMS QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR GOLF IN THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
14 July 2014, Hoylake, England: International Golf Federation officials confirmed today the qualification system that will be used for golf in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement was made during a press conference at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, site of this week’s Open Championship, and follows ratification of the system by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
STATEMENT 26 March 2014, St Andrews, Scotland: A spokesperson for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club said, “Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the founding club of The R&A, will vote on a motion to admit women as members. The Club’s committees are strongly in favour of the rule change and are asking members to support it. The vote is scheduled to take place in September of this year.”
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Impressive list of Golf Industry Experts will present at 5th annual “Symposium on Affordable Golf”
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - The California Central Chapter of the GCSAA will serve as host for the fifth annual Symposium on Affordable Golf (SOAG), March 31 and April 1 at Dairy Creek Golf Course in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The symposium, which is typically held in North Carolina, will take place for the first time on the West Coast, where industry leaders will focus on key topics relating to golf─ playability and the need for affordability, plus the affects of California's looming issue - water.
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GRACE PARK APPOINTED AS ATHLETE ROLE MODEL FOR GOLF AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
17 March 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Golf Federation announced today that former LPGA Tour player Grace Park has been appointed as Athlete Role Model for golf when the sport makes its debut at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
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