Dominic Wall

Director Asia-Pacific
The R&A

Dominic Wall has over 31 years’ experience at national and international level sports management which includes 16 years in a number of roles for the Australian Golf Union (AGU) and Golf Australia (GA) including National Director of Coaching, Manager Development and Acting Executive Director and 5 years as Development Manager for the Australian Coaching Council based at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). He is currently Director Asia-Pacific for The R&A and based in Singapore.

Among various duties at the AGU/GA he was responsible for all high performance and development activities from 1990 – 2006, national squads, the Australian Institute of Sport Golf Program, grass roots level programs such as Go-Go Golf, coaching accreditation programs, social golfer programs including Golf Access Australia, international amateur tournaments including being a member of the Management Committee for the Australian Open and has managed numerous national golf teams. He was also the Chairman of the National Junior Golf Advisory Panel and responsible for establishing many of the national junior golf programs in Australia.

Dominic has also been a speaker at a number of international golf conferences in St. Andrews, New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia including the R&A’s International Golf Conference, the HSBC Golf Business Forum and the World Scientific Congress of Golf. He has extensive experience in golf management, particularly in Australia and the Asian region, and can draw on a number of other experts and stakeholders in golf for a wide range of specialized areas.

After leaving the AGU/GA in mid 2006, Dominic established his own golf consultancy company called Golf Development and Performance Services and was appointed Tournament Director for the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation. His projects for GDPS include helping the Chinese Taipei Golf Association with their Rules Training programme, a major review for high performance golf in Singapore initiated by the Singapore Sports Council, production of a national golf development strategy for the Indian Golf Union, a major golf educational program for Saujana Golf Resort in Malaysia, writing a book called Golf Excellence which maps out the Australian model for developing golfers and many other activities.

In Dominic’s role as Tournament Director for the APGC he was responsible for the operation of all the APGCs championships. He also produced the APGCs Newsletter and represented the APGC at various regional events including the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, 2007 South Pacific Games and 2007 South Pacific Games.

He is a single figure handicap golfer and represented his state at junior level. He was also overall Team Coach for the 1988 Australian Paralympic Team and was involved in sport for disabled athletes prior to working for the AGU. Dominic is a member of Yarra Yarra and Moonah Links Golf Clubs.

In January 2009 Dominic was appointed to the role of Director Asia-Pacific for The R&A and relocated to Hong Kong before moving to Singapore in late 2016. He was also Technical Delegate for the Asian Games Golf Competition and Tournament Director for the 2009 and 2010 Asian Amateur Championships and 2009 Asia-Pacific Teams Championship, Technical Delegate for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, a referee at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Technical Delegate to the 2017 Summer Universaide in Taiwan. He travels extensively in the Asia Pacific region and works closely with many of the regional and national golf associations at looking into ways to help develop and grow the game. Dominic is also a member of the Technical Committee and Board of the Women’s World Golf Rankings and a Board Member of the HSBC China Golf Association’s National Junior Golf Program.