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R&A to present at PGA International Conference


Fresh off another successful staging of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, we are delighted to announce the Dominic Wall, Director – Asia Pacific for The R&A will be a guest speaker at the 2019 PGA International Conference, being held at the magnificent Laguna Phuket resort, Thailand from 10th-13th November 2019.

Wall has over 33 years’ experience at national and international level sports management which includes 16 years in a number of roles for the Australian Golf Union (AGU) and Golf Australia (GA) including National Director of Coaching, Manager Development and Acting Executive Director and 5 years as Development Manager for the Australian Coaching Council based at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Wall was appointed to the role of Director Asia-Pacific for The R&A in January 2009 and relocated to Hong Kong before moving to Singapore in late 2016. He was also Technical Delegate for the Asian Games Golf Competition and Tournament Director for the 2009 and 2010 Asian Amateur Championships and 2009 Asia-Pacific Teams Championship, Technical Delegate for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, a referee at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Masters Tournament. Wall is also a member of the Technical Committee and Board of the Women’s World Golf Rankings, a Board Member of the HSBC China Golf Association’s National Junior Golf Program and travels extensively in the Asia Pacific region working closely with many of the regional and national golf associations looking into ways to help develop and grow the game.

The focus of Wall’s presentation will be on the new World Handicapping System, due to be implemented in 2020 and an overview of the R&A activity in the region.

“We are delighted that Dominic is taking time out of his busy schedule to present at this year’s PGA International Conference. PGA Members will be at the forefront of the proposed new World Handicap System within the golf facilities that they operate so the more education and guidance we can help provide around the proposed changes the better. Dominic has immense experience of the Asian golf market so I’m sure it will be enlightening to understand the work and initiatives which the R&A are working on currently”, commented Matthew Davies, Regional Manager (International) for The PGA.

Registrations and bookings are already ahead of 2018 and this year’s event is set to be another success.

Formed in 2004, and based in St Andrews, The R&A engages in and supports activities undertaken for the benefit of the sport of golf. The R&A, together with the USGA, governs the sport of golf worldwide on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 143 countries., operating in separate jurisdictions while sharing a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards.

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