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Every four years we meet in conference as the United Nations of our sport. We come together to debate the opportunities and challenges we face as leaders in the service of millions of golfers around the world who play the game. Here you will find full details of the conference programme, the line up of speakers and a list of those registered to attend.

You will find information on the conference venue, Fairmont St Andrews and on visiting the country from VisitScotland. Our dedicated conference team can by reached at anytime using the contact us form. During the conference we will post speaker interviews and a picture gallery of proceedings to these pages.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the 10th International Golf Conference in St Andrews, the Home of Golf.

Martin Slumbers
Chief Executive
The R&A

The Speakers

We have assembled a powerful line up of more than 25 platform speakers to stimulate and lead debate. They bring a breadth and depth of experience on the issues that matter in golf today, modernising the Rules, promoting sustainability in the game and demonstrating that golf is truly a sport for all.

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Highlights from the Conference

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Fairmont, St Andrews

The conference venue that is a golf and spa resort with panoramic views of St Andrews from its grounds.


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British Golf Museum

Britain’s most comprehensive golf collection and one of the finest worldwide, celebrating golf from grassroots to international level.


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Visit Scotland

2017 is the year dedicated to exploring Scotland’s History, Heritage and Archaeology that is open to all. (Image © VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)


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