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Clive Edginton ‘honoured’ to be the new captain of R&A

New captain: Clive Edginton drives off the first at the Old Course

The traditional driving-in ceremony for the new captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews took place on the 1st tee of the Old Course today.

Clive Edginton started his year in office with a drive at precisely 8am as a cannon fired alongside the tee.

A large crowd including past captains of the club gathered to watch the ceremony.

As captain, Mr Edginton will serve in an ambassadorial role for The R&A to support its work in developing golf around the world and will attend R&A championships in the professional and amateur game.

Mr Edginton said, “It is a huge honour to be the captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and I look forward to representing the club and The R&A over the coming year.”

Born in Walton-on-Thames, Mr Edginton, 67, was educated at Malvern College and Oxford University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in law and a Blue for golf.

After a successful business career in the City of London, latterly as Chief Executive and then Chairman of Tindall Riley, a specialist insurance management company, he retired in 2014.

He has since been a non-executive director and now consultant to the Medical Defence Union.


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