Who we are
The International Golf Federation (IGF) was founded in 1958 and is the recognised International Federation within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The headquarters of the IGF is located by the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland.
International Golf Federation
Maison du Sport International
Av de Rhodanie 54 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel : +41 21 623 12 12
Fax : +41 216 01 64 77
International Golf Federation consists of two membership categories representing the administration of golf internationally:
There are 151 National Federation Members from 146 countries and 25 Professional Members.
Promote Golf as an Olympic and Paralympic Sport
Encourage the international development of golf
Administer golf as the recognized International Federation within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement
Organise the golf competitions at the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games and the World Amateur Team Championships
We are truthful and honest in all our dealings
We are united in our philosophy, objectives and approach.
We are respectful of diverse opinions and value our stakeholders equally.
We deliver our services and activities at the highest possible standards.
Golf For All
Enable access and grow participation by reducing the barriers and increasing the opportunities to play golf at all levels
A Great Games
Deliver a great Olympic event and a memorable experience for the athletes, fans and golfing fraternity cementing golf’s place within the Olympic programme
Facilitate innovative educational and developmental programmes that provide pathways for athletes, coaches and officials from the grass roots to the elite levels of golf
Engage & Excite
Creatively engage and excite the world about golf and its values
Sustainable & Responsible
Promote sustainable and environmentally responsible practices within the golfing industry.
Provide leadership in diversity and good governance practices
The IGF annual reports, strategic plan, Biennial Meeting agendas/minutes and audited financial statements for the last 4 years can be downloaded below: