The sun rises behind the R&A Clubhouse on the par four, 18th hole ‘Tom Morris’ on the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

If ever you pay a visit to the graveyard up the town, the golfing history of St Andrews meets you at every turn. In the grounds of the old cathedral, (...)

Laura Davies has been invited to join the R&A after  the club voted overwhelmingly last year to allow women members for the first time in its history.

Laura Davies, Annika Sorenstam and Britain’s Princess Anne are among seven women chosen to take up honorary membership of the Royal & Ancient Gol(...)

The Swilcan Bridge on the the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

As George Bernard Shaw once put it, “progress is impossible without change”.For sure, he didn’t have golf in mind when providing the benefit of his wi(...)

The 2015 Open will take place on the Old Course at St Andrews in July. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Live coverage of The British Open will no longer appear on the BBC from 2017 after the Royal & Ancient (R&A) announced on Tuesday that a de(...)

Graeme McDowell who will represent Ireland at the Olympics: “It’s going to be very insightful for us as a sport, as a game, as professional athletes, to experience what those other sports have to put up with”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After closing with a 62 at the Tournament of Champions this month, Chris Kirk showed up at the site of his next start and learned he had been randomly(...)

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(...)