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NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past View More
Martin Slumbers poses with Henrik Stenson prior to last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past

For years, it was said that one of golf’s greatest strengths lay in the fact that professionals and amateurs were playing the same game with the same equipment. Now it looks as if the time is not too far away when the professionals could be using a tournament ball of…

Slumbers On BBC Coverage: “Tired And Outdated”

Slumbers On BBC Coverage: “Tired And Outdated”

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Martin Slumbers created a few raised eyebrows at the R&A’s annual pre-championship conference with the media when the subject turned to how the Open is delivered on TV. Amid reports of how this year’s US PGA Championship will be shown on the BBC rather than Sky, the…

NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

On the day after Rory McIlroy reportedly played 18 holes with President Trump, Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, was asked if he would do the same. He was not about to dismiss the idea. “With all the senior people in the world,” said Slumbers, “I think it’s…

NEWS: Whan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman

NEWS: Whan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman

If growth and enthusiasm are objectives of the World Golf Foundation, a non-profit designed to unify all the disparate interests in the game, then the announcement on Thursday that LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan will replace Tim Finchem as WGF chairman should be good news. Whan’s success at the helm of…