Date: November 10, 2008

R&A appoints Wall as Asia Pacific Director

The R&A has appointed Dominic Wall as its Asia Pacific Director with effect from 1st January 2009. His predecessor, Colin Phillips, is retiring following three successful years as The R&A s first Director for the Asia Pacific region. Wall, who will relocate to Hong Kong, is the first R&A employee to be based in Asia, underlining The R&A s commitment to stimulating the growth of golf in the region. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Wall (46) has more than twenty years experience in golf administration. He is currently the Tournament Director for the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation and has spent the last three years working extensively across the Asia Pacific region to develop golf strategies in partnership with, amongst others, the Chinese Taipei Golf Association, the Singapore Sports Council and the Indian Golf Union. Until 2006, Wall worked for the Australian Golf Union and Golf Australia in a variety of roles that included National Director of Coaching, Manager – Development and Acting Executive Director of the AGU and prior to 1990 was Development Manager for the Australian Coaching Council based at the Australian Institute of Sport. In 1988, he was the Sport Coordinator of the Australian Paralympic Team that competed in Seoul, South Korea. Dominic Wall is married to Emma and they have one son Angus. He is a member of Yarra Yarra and Moonah Links Golf Clubs, plays to a handicap of 9 and is a former State/Territory Junior Golf Team Representative achieving a handicap of 3 as a junior. text courtesy: R&A