Golf APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To support the sport of golf.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Golf

1. GOLF AND HEALTH WEEK
19/03/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: House welcomes the announcement of the first ever Golf and Health week taking place from 15-19 April 2019

2. The Golf Foundation - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Written evidence - The Golf Foundation   Written evidence sumbitted by Joan McCrohan, Communications

3. St Andrews Legacy using benefits of golf to support ill and injured veterans
17/10/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: Andrews Legacy; recognises the positive impact of golf on improving the mental and physical wellbeing of

4. WOMEN IN GOLF CHARTER
05/06/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House welcomes the R&A's Women in Golf Charter, a core element of the organisation's drive

5. Chichester Golf Sussex LLP: application made to abstract water
05/12/2019 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Chichester Golf Sussex LLP: application made to abstract water - GOV

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Golf

1. Golf Tourism
27/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Andrews, which is known worldwide as the home of golf. As the local Member of Parliament, I have to declare - Speech Link

2. Petitions
07/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: people who are concerned about the future of Kingsway golf course. It is surprising that I am presenting this - Speech Link

3. Listed Sporting Events
11/07/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: Golf is another sport that suffered from coming off free-to-air TV. The only live golf on British - Speech Link
2: much agree with the hon. Gentleman’s sentiments on golf. My personal opinion is that the British Open is - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Restrictions on Gyms and Sport
23/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: has over 614,000 signatures. The second, to exempt golf courses from covid-19 restrictions, was started - Speech Link
2: but other forms of sport, such as team sports. Golf was already highlighted. I will not use the same - Speech Link
3: knows that Wealden is stunning, and we have lots of golf courses. Mr Robert Hessey wants to know how he can - Speech Link
4: the hon. Member for Wealden (Ms Ghani), I have two golf courses in my constituency and many upset constituents - Speech Link
5: referred to in this debate, including rugby, tennis and golf. Indeed, I hope that many of us will be able to - Speech Link

5. Grassroots Sporting Fixtures and Facilities
11/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the Minister say when, in England, sports such as golf and tennis, which enable social distancing, as well - Speech Link

6. Economic Value of Golf
13/04/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: of the launch, hosted by the all-party group on golf, of which I am chairman, of a report by Professor - Speech Link
2: acknowledge his work as part of the all-party group on golf. He raises an important point about economic value - Speech Link

7. Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
21/11/2018 - Grand Committee

1: in a fit of excitement, bought a timeshare on a golf course in the Algarve several years ago. He is shaking - Speech Link
2: legal advice. I have no plans, when I walk round a golf course on the Algarve—which I have never done and - Speech Link
3: noble Lord comes to a deal while sauntering around a golf course in the Algarve—so that is just a deal that - Speech Link

8. Paradise Golf Resort, Morocco
17/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: team of people affected by the Atlantic Paradise golf and beach resort scandal, for the support that they - Speech Link
2: in 2015, which stated that the development“golf course is almost completed, and the residential - Speech Link
3: development company. He invested in the Atlantic Paradise golf and beach resort because he believed that it had - Speech Link
4: to the NCA.The Paradise Golf and Beach Resort and Atlantic Golf View development project appears - Speech Link

9. Coastal Erosion
12/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: particularly threatened. The Montrose golf links, one of the oldest golf courses in the world, is literally - Speech Link
2: there has been. Garmouth and Kingston golf course, like Montrose golf links in the constituency of my hon - Speech Link
3: particularly in relation to the concerns around the golf links that the hon. Lady mentioned and the erosion - Speech Link
4: holes have already been relocated on the iconic golf course in her Angus constituency and she has done - Speech Link

10. Defence Estate
07/11/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: confirmed that the estate included,“11 operating golf courses, one pitch and putt centre and one driving - Speech Link
2: changed. The noble Lord, Lord Touhig, referred to golf courses and pitch and putts, and I have to confess - Speech Link
3: better support capability.He asked about golf courses, which I can cover quite quickly. The department - Speech Link
4: the previous Parliament. My question concerns not golf courses but the growing disconnect between the Armed - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Golf
1. Golf
asked by: Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate
07/05/2020
... subject to safeguards.

2. Coronavirus: Golf
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
11/11/2020
... what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the closure of golf courses during the national covid-19 lockdown on the (a) the mental health and (b) physical wellbeing of people who regularly play golf.

3. Coronavirus: Disease Control
asked by: Christopher Chope
12/11/2020
... if he will publish the evidential basis for (a) prohibiting two people playing golf on a public golf course and (b) allowing two people to walk a dog on a public footpath during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

4. Golf: Coronavirus
asked by: Alexander Stafford
19/05/2020
... whether golf courses are allowed to reopen during the covid-19 outbreak.

5. Golf: Coronavirus
asked by: Tom Tugendhat
20/11/2020
... what evidence there is on the transmission of covid-19 on golf courses.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Nye Portrait
Baroness Nye
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 28th September 2017
Gavin Newlands Portrait
Gavin Newlands
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Portrait
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Photography
Lord Lennie Portrait
Lord Lennie
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 8th April 2020
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 29th September 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Craig Tracey MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5646.

Email: craig.tracey.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Mark Ramsdale, MR Sport, c/o Craig Tracey MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Email: secretary@parliamentary.golf

Secretariat:

MR Sport acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.markramsdale.com/

Group's Website:

https://parliamentary.golf/

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
MR Sport is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The R&A, The PGA, IMG, American Golf, PING   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£64,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
MR Sport is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The R&A, The PGA, IMG, American Golf, PING, BGIA, UKGF   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£64,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
MR Sport is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The R&A, The PGA, IMG, American Golf, PING, Syngenta   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£64,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
MR Sport is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The R&A, The PGA, IMG, American Golf, PING, Syngenta, UKGF, BGIA, The Belfry   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£61,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£64,501
Date
12 Jul 2018
Source
MR Sport
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2018 To : 11/07/2019
Value
£19,501
Date
12 Jul 2017
Source
MR Sport
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2017 To : 11/07/2018
Value
£19,501
Date
20 Jul 2016
Source
MR Group
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/07/2016 To : 19/07/2017
Value
£25,501
Date
15 Jul 2016
Source
R&A Championships
Description
Tickets and/or hospitality package for the R&A Champtionships Open.
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Mark Ramsdale Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£24,001
Date
20 Jul 2015
Source
Mark Ramsdale Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£28,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
17 Feb 2020
Source
PGA
Value
£12,000
Date
19 Feb 2019
Source
PGA
Value
£12,000
Date
6 Dec 2018
Source
R&A
Value
£3,000
Date
6 Dec 2018
Source
PGA
Value
£3,000
Date
25 Sep 2018
Source
R&A
Value
£12,000
Date
18 Sep 2018
Source
Visit Scotland
Value
£6,960
Date
20 Aug 2018
Source
PING Europe
Value
£3,000
Date
14 Aug 2018
Source
R&A
Value
£9,840
Date
10 May 2018
Source
PGA
Value
£6,000
Date
22 Dec 2017
Source
R&A
Value
£3,000
Date
22 Dec 2017
Source
PGA
Value
£3,000
Date
26 Sep 2017
Source
R&A
Value
£12,000
Date
7 Nov 2016
Source
R&A Group Services Limited
Value
£12,000
Date
27 Sep 2016
Source
Covea Insurance
Value
£7,200
Date
7 Jun 2016
Source
Professional Golfers' Association
Value
£5,000
Date
20 May 2016
Source
British Golf Industry Association
Value
£3,000
Date
19 May 2016
Source
England Golf Union
Value
£5,000
Date
29 Feb 2016
Source
Sky UK Ltd
Value
£5,000
Date
18 Feb 2016
Source
R&A Group Services Limited
Value
£16,000
Former APPG Officers
Michael Tomlinson Portrait
Michael Tomlinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mid Dorset and North Poole
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 1st July 2020
1 APPG Membership
Cricket
Stephen Gethins Portrait
Stephen Gethins
Co-Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for North East Fife
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Imran Ahmad Khan Portrait
Imran Ahmad Khan
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Wakefield
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Corri Wilson Portrait
Corri Wilson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Davies of Oldham Portrait
Lord Davies of Oldham
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
No other APPG Memberships