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LGU and R&A moving towards merger?

The Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A have issued a statement confirming exploratory discussions are underway to establish a more closely coordinated working relationship and the possibility of a merger between the two organisations.

The statement says there is a great deal of synergy between the LGU and The R&A, with both based in St Andrews and responsible for staging major championships, prestigious amateur events and international matches. Both organisations are committed to supporting the development of golf and encouraging participation in the sport. A further announcement is promised in due course.