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THE R&A PLANS NEW EQUIPMENT TESTING CENTRE AT KINGSBARNS
6 October 2014, St Andrews, Scotland: The R&A has unveiled plans for a new equipment testing centre at Kingsbarns Golf Links near St Andrews. A planning application has been prepared by architects Wellwood Leslie and lodged with Fife Council. The new 22,750 sq. ft facility is to be located to the north of the practice area at Kingsbarns.
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THE INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION CONFIRMS QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR GOLF IN THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
14 July 2014, Hoylake, England: International Golf Federation officials confirmed today the qualification system that will be used for golf in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement was made during a press conference at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, site of this week’s Open Championship, and follows ratification of the system by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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GRACE PARK APPOINTED AS ATHLETE ROLE MODEL FOR GOLF AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
17 March 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Golf Federation announced today that former LPGA Tour player Grace Park has been appointed as Athlete Role Model for golf when the sport makes its debut at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
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THE R&A, MASTERS AND THE USGA ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF THE LATIN AMERICA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - New event aimed at fostering the global development of the game. Inaugural championship will be staged in Buenos Aires in 2015.
22 January 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina: The R&A, The Masters Tournament and the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced today the formation of the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), a new amateur golf event aimed at stimulating growth and inspiring even greater interest in the game throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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