The R&A is the governing body of world golf (in partnership with the US Golf Association). 

Founded in 1754, the R&A has a responsibility for the rules of golf, and for policing the standards and framework which supports the game globally (via a network of 159 national federations, across 144 countries). It represents the finest traditions of the game, and is committed to making golf more accessible and inclusive, and growing golf’s appeal and participation globally. The R&A has committed £200M of funding over 10+ years to the development of the game.

The Open trophy, run by The R&A
The club house at St. Andrews Golf Club, The R&A
Women's Open trophy, The R&A


The R&A offers a diverse range of partnership opportunities for brands to sell more products/services and increase brand equity including The Open; AIG Women’s Open; The Senior Open; Walker & Curtis Cups; and over 20 other amateur & team events staged around the world. Tailored to meet your specific requirements, we offer on-site activations, targeted marketing campaigns, consumer access, social and digital engagement, naming opportunities, and collaborations with talent.

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The R&A presents an array of hospitality opportunities including The Open; AIG Women’s Open; The Senior Open, meticulously crafted to cater to your individual preferences and needs. Reach out to customize & build your bespoke hospitality package.