Much has been written about the focus and future direction of the R&A in recent days, but very little time has been spent on outlining the great things the R&A has done for golf around the world.
From an Australian standpoint, the R&A has helped to fund our MYGolf programme that has brought thousands of girls and boys into golf. It has also supported other development initiatives and provided financial support to clubs impacted by floods and bushfires.
It has provided expertise and assistance with rules, amateur status and environmental sustainability. There will be many other national golf bodies around the world that have similar views about the assistance that has been afforded to them by the R&A.