GRACE PARK APPOINTED AS ATHLETE ROLE MODEL FOR GOLF AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

The International Golf Federation announced today that former LPGA Tour player Grace Park has been appointed as Athlete Role Model for golf when the sport makes its debut at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The South Korean, … Continue reading

Clearing work underway at Rio 2016™ golf course site

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 19 March, 2012: Clearing work has started at the site of the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games golf course after the necessary permit for the removal of the non-native vegetation was issued by the city. The process … Continue reading

Mexico To Host World Amateur Team Championships In 2016

Antalya, Turkey (4 October) – Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the site of the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. The courses of El Camaleón Golf Club at the Fairmont … Continue reading

Winner Of Design Competition For 2016 Olympic Golf Course Club House Announced

Young Architect Pedro Évora Created The Project, To be built In Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1 October 2012) – A large veranda showcasing the lush tropical landscape of Barra da Tijuca, combining an atmosphere of conviviality with … Continue reading

Q&A With Antony Scanlon About Olympic Course

By IGF, 13 April 2012 – On March 7, 2012, the organizers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro selected the team of Gil Hanse and Amy Alcott to design the course that will host the first Olympics … Continue reading

Hanse Golf Course Design Chosen To Design Golf Venue For 2016 Olympics

By Rio 2016, 7 March 2012 – The Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has selected US based Hanse Golf Course Design to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in … Continue reading

2016 Olympics Course Design Bid: Meet the Finalists

Rio 2016 will select the winning design this week Far Hills, NJ., USA, 31 January 2012 – When golf returns to the Olympic Games in 2016, the competitors will be playing for a gold medal on a new course designed … Continue reading

Rio 2016™ To Launch Golf Course Design Contest

The deadline for submission is October 28 and the winner candidate will be announced on December 23 (Rio de Janeiro 10/14/2011) The Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016™ announces the launch of an international contest to … Continue reading

IGF Names Peter Dawson As President, Ty Votaw As Vice President

Lausanne, Switzerland, 15 December 2010: The Board of the International Golf Federation has named Peter Dawson as IGF President and Ty Votaw as IGF Vice President. Both appointments are for two-year terms commencing on 1 January 2011. Dawson, Chief Executive … Continue reading

Japan To Host World Amateur Team Championships In 2014

Buenos Aires, Argentina (28 October) – Japan’s city of Karuizawa, in Nagano Prefecture, has been selected as the site of the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. The Prince Hotel Resort’s … Continue reading

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