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). READ ARTICLE
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.”
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. READ ARTICLE
THE R&A, MASTERS AND THE USGA ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF THE LATIN AMERICA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - New event aimed at fostering the global development of the game. Inaugural championship will be staged in Buenos Aires in 2015. 22 January 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina: The R&A, The Masters Tournament and the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced today the formation of the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), a new amateur golf event aimed at stimulating growth and inspiring even greater interest in the game throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
World Golf Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame, in St. Augustine, Fla.
honors the game’s greatest players and contributors,
and its amazing 550-year history, through exhibits and
interactive presentations. An IMAX theater is
adjacent to the Hall of Fame.
The First Tee The First Tee provides young people of all
backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing
values such as confidence, perseverance and
judgment through golf and character education.
GOLF 20/20 GOLF 20/20 is a unique collaboration of all segments of the golf industry, designed to galvanize golf’s stakeholders around strategic initiatives and grass-roots activation that grow the game and ensure its future vitality.
Shell Oil Company - Sole Founding Partner of World Golf Hall of
Fame and Founding Corporate Partner of The First Tee