Martin Slumbers who will take over as Chief Executive of the R&A from Peter Dawson in October 2015.

The 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(...)

Stacy Lewis of the US following her victory in the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Old Course, St Andrews, last year. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The independence referendum wasn’t the only historic decision made in Scotland yesterday: the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews finally voted (...)

Louise Richardson, principal of the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. Unlike her male predecessors at this prestigious teaching institution, Richardson did not receive an honorary membership in the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews  which will soon vote on whether to admit women. She could be in line to be admitted depending on the outcome of the vote. Robert Ormerod/The New York Times

Women who have made a “significant contribution” to golf will be first in line to join the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, if the club v(...)

 Bob Tway of the USA in action in  the second round of the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl GC   in Bridgend, Wales. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton made the halfway cut by the skin of their teeth in the Seniors Open Championship at sun-blessed Royal Porthcawl in So(...)

Peter Dawson chief executive of the R&A feels that ‘one or two things are not quite as portrayed ’ with regards to Louise Richardson quotes. Photograph:   Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Chief executive Peter Dawson jumped to the defence of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club on Wednesday after the bastion of male exclusivity came under f(...)

Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, talks to  media  prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It is too early to say whether Royal Portrush will host the 2019 Open Championship, according to R&A chief executive Peter Dawson. The course has (...)

 Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell of Ireland at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Inpho/Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

November 25th, 2011 Rory McIlroy while playing in the World Cup for Ireland at Mission Hills with Graeme McDowell “In the island of Ireland you have p(...)

Rory McIlroy has decided to play with Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The world number 6 had come under pressure to make a decision between Ireland and Britain. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy will wrap the green flag around him after all for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman - who wa(...)

 The green on the 210 yards par3, 14th hole ‘Calamity Corner’ on the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush, a venue long touted to stage a second British Open. Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

The R&A insist it remains “some distance” from being able to stage the Open Championship in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.Rumour(...)

European golf will struggle to maintain its market share as people opt for alternative ways to spend their leisure time, the head of the R&(...)