The R&A has announced that top women’s golfer Suzann Pettersen has agreed to become the world governing body’s next Working For Golf Ambassador. Suzann joins two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington in this role, promoting the work of The R&A worldwide.
Suzann’s commitment spans coaching young people in R&A-funded golf development programmes, appearing in Rules of Golf multimedia productions and promoting the etiquette of the game at events spread throughout her global playing schedule.
“We are delighted that Suzann Pettersen has agreed to add her support to our Working For Golf initiatives,” said Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of The R&A.
“She is a global figure in the game and a role model for young people choosing to participate in our sport.”
Taking part in a junior coaching session at The Open, Suzann Pettersen said: “I was inspired to make my career in golf through watching players in The Open Championship, and it is a great privilege to use what influence I have in the game to encourage young people of all abilities to participate in golf.”
The R&A will now support the Suzann Junior Challenge event in Norway, organised with the Norwegian Golf Federation and now in its eighth year.
Based in St Andrews, The R&A organises The Open Championship, major amateur events and international matches. Together with the United States Golf Association, The R&A governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The R&A’s working jurisdiction is global, excluding the United States and Mexico.