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The R&A Appoints New Chief Executive

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:32 Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:28

Martin SlumbersThe R&A has announced the appointment of Martin Slumbers as Chief Executive and also as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, with effect from 1 October 2015.

Mr. Slumbers will succeed Peter Dawson who is retiring in September 2015 after 16 years leading the body which organises The Open Championship and governs golf worldwide, jointly administering the sport with the USGA.



World Golf Hall of Fame Welcomes Davies, Graham, O’Meara and Tillinghast as the Class of 2015

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:25 Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:08

Laura DaviesST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O'Meara, and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum as the Class of 2015. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week's 144th Open Championship.

This is the first Class to be elected by the Hall of Fame's Selection Commission, which debated a group of 16 Finalists. The four members of the Class of 2015 each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold – approval by at least 12 of the 16 members.



Americans Try to Solve Ryder Cup with Task Force

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:58 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:49

Ryder Cup Task Force

Canadian Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among 11 players, captains and PGA of America officials who were appointed to the "Ryder Cup Task Force" that will look at everything from qualifications to captain's picks and even practice schedules during the matches.



Another Big Step in Return of Jarrod Lyle

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:59 Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:57

Jarrod Lyle

Canadian Press

NAPA, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jarrod Lyle takes another step back in his amazing return from twice beating leukemia, and this one might be the biggest one yet.

He earned his spot in the Open through a playoff at qualifying.

And he's back among the best players in the world on the PGA Tour, part of a family he never knew was so large.



We Promise Foundation Tops $1 Million Mark in 2014

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:13 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:09

altVIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (LPGA) — Recently, several celebrities rocked out and teed up during a two-day fundraising rally hosted by Chartway Federal Credit Union's We Promise Foundation to make dreams come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. As a result of the 9th Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala, the 16th Annual Charity Golf Classic and all of its fundraising events this year, the credit union's charitable arm is proud to announce that 2014 contributions will pass the $1 million mark for the first time in the organization's history.



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