Golf APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To support the sport of golf.

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Recent Documents related to Golf

1. Planning permission for reconfiguration of Ingestre Park Golf Club
21/05/2021 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: CONSULTANTINTERNATIONAL DESIGN GROUPIngestre Park Golf ClubPlanning Direction--2134567SECTIONSP01Existing

2. 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

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. Planning permission for reconfiguration of Ingestre Park Golf Club
21/05/2021 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: permission for reconfiguration of Ingestre Park Golf Club Direction given by the Secretary of State

5. MP_Financial_Information object (15035)
26/07/2021 - MP Financial Interests

Found: donor: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club
Address of donor: Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews KY16 9JA
Amount

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. Spring 2021 Covid-19 Road Map
22/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: created and signed the petitions we are debating. Golf courses will reopen on 29 March. Many people will - Speech Link
2: received an email from a 77-year-old constituent, about golf. He says he cannot understand why he is unable to - Speech Link
3: for many is playing golf regularly. I refer here to e-petition 557167: “Allow golf to be played with appropriate - Speech Link

3. Proposed Loss of Deangate Ridge
21/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: a key ‘Asset of Community Value’, Deangate Ridge Golf and Sports Complex and Lodge Hill SSSI.The - Speech Link

4. Petitions
21/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: a key ‘Asset of Community Value’, Deangate Ridge Golf and Sports Complex and Lodge Hill SSSI.The - Speech Link

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Golf
1. Golf
asked by: Steve Reed
13/09/2021
... what data his Department holds on the number of municipal golf courses that have been in operation in England in each of the last ten years.

2. Golf
asked by: Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate
07/05/2020
... subject to safeguards.

3. Golf: Coronavirus
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
10/11/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the risk of covid-19 spreading on golf courses where hygiene and social distancing measures are followed.

4. 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.

5. Coronavirus: Golf
asked by: Christopher Chope
12/01/2021
... if he will publish the covid-19 risk assessment in support of closing golf courses in England; and what the differences in risk are compared with Scotland.

Latest Questions
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14 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Nye Portrait
Baroness Nye
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Burma , Rohingya
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
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, Three Lines Sport, c/o Craig Tracey MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Email: secretary@parliamentary.golf

Secretariat:

Three Lines Sport acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.threelines.uk/

Group's Website:

https://parliamentary.golf/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Jul 2021
Source
The R&A
Description
17 Members of the Group with a combined 16 guests, plus the Group’s administrator and a guest, attended The Open Golf Championship over the course of the Championship (15-18 July 2021) as guests of The R&A. Each received a ticket to The Open, lunch, and car parking if required.
Value
£12,001
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
Three Lines Sport (formerly called MR Sport)
Description
Three Lines 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 : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£34,501
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   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
23 Sep 2021
Source
UK Golf Federation
Value
£2,500
Date
23 Sep 2021
Source
British Golf Industry Association
Value
£2,500
Date
28 Jul 2021
Source
American Golf
Value
£2,500
Date
28 Jul 2021
Source
PING
Value
£2,500
Date
9 Jun 2021
Source
IMG
Value
£2,500
Date
22 May 2021
Source
Your Golf Travel Ltd
Value
£2,500
Date
20 Apr 2021
Source
PGA
Value
£10,000
Date
20 Apr 2021
Source
Three Lines Sport
Value
£2,500
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
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Michael Tomlinson Portrait
Michael Tomlinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mid Dorset and North Poole
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 1st July 2020
No other APPG Memberships
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
None Portrait
Lord Mann
Vice-Chair
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
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