The Royal and Ancient has produced a video that looks back on the 2013 Open Championship and discusses how the organization invests the revenue to promote growth in the game. It’ll be broadcast on Sky Sports and then will be available on the R&A website.
I haven’t seen the video yet, but it seems like a really good idea. I have in recent years grown quite skeptical of the motives of golf’s governing bodies.
From the R&A press release.
Working for Golf 2013 Film
The Working for Golf 2013 Film will be broadcast on Sky Sports over the festive period.
The film looks back at a successful Open Championship at Muirfield and explores how The R&A invests the revenues generated in supporting the growth of the game around the world.
The 30-minute show features contributions from The R&A’s Working for Golf Ambassadors Padraig Harrington and Suzann Pettersen and interviews Liang Wen-Chong who has taken on a similar role in China and the Far East.
The film looks at the ways in which The R&A has supported a project to develop golf in Ghana, led by 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley.
Matthew Fitzpatrick gives an interview about his excellent year in winning the Silver Medal at The Open, the US Amateur and the McCormack Medal as the leading men’s amateur player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Elsewhere, the film looks back at the launch of The Open Qualifying Series and major Rules announcements on anchoring and the use of TV evidence in the game.
The Working for Golf film will be broadcast at the following times:
18:30 Monday, 30 December Sky Sports 4
02:00 Tuesday, 31 December Sky Sports 4
06:00 Tuesday, 31 December Sky Sports 4
10:30 Tuesday, 31 December Sky Sports 4
It will also be available on the catch-up service on Sky Sports.
Following the broadcasts the film will be available to view on RandA.org.