The Asian Tour becomes an affiliate of The R&A

Golf organisations will work together to develop sport in Asia.

8 August 2017 George Dudley
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The Royal and Ancient (R&A), the ruling authority of golf throughout the world except for the USA, has agreed a three-year strategic partnership with the Asian Tour.    

The tour becomes an affiliate of The R&A and the two parties will work closely together to support the development of golf in Asia. The R&A will provide support for the Asian Development Tour (ADT) on such matters as ensuring that its tournaments are played in accordance with The R&A’s Rules of Golf and helping the careers of ADT players.

The Asian Tour is the first tour outside of Europe to become an R&A-affiliated body.  It joins the men’s European Tour and Ladies European Tour, and will now be represented at The R&A’s International Golf Conference, which takes place at the ‘home of golf’, St Andrews Golf Club, every four years.

“In 2010 we set up the ADT and since then it has expanded to over 20 tournaments per annum,” said Josh Burack, chief executive of the Asian Tour. “The ADT provides a tremendous pathway onto our main tour and the world stage of golf.

“Working with The R&A will help us to secure some playing slots for top amateur players in Asia to compete against our professionals on the ADT.”

The Royal and Ancient (R&A), the ruling authority of golf throughout the world except for the USA, has agreed a three-year strategic partnership with the Asian Tour.    

The tour becomes an affiliate of The R&A and the two parties will work closely together to support the development of golf in Asia. The R&A will provide support for the Asian Development Tour (ADT) on such matters as ensuring that its tournaments are played in accordance with The R&A’s Rules of Golf and helping the careers of ADT players.

The Asian Tour is the first tour outside of Europe to become an R&A-affiliated body.  It joins the men’s European Tour and Ladies European Tour, and will now be represented at The R&A’s International Golf Conference, which takes place at the ‘home of golf’, St Andrews Golf Club, every four years.

“In 2010 we set up the ADT and since then it has expanded to over 20 tournaments per annum,” said Josh Burack, chief executive of the Asian Tour. “The ADT provides a tremendous pathway onto our main tour and the world stage of golf.

“Working with The R&A will help us to secure some playing slots for top amateur players in Asia to compete against our professionals on the ADT.”