Frequently Asked Questions
What are the contact details of the International Golf Federation (IGF)?
International Golf Federation Av Rhodanie 54 1007 Lausanne Tel: +41 21 623 12 12 Fax: +41 21 601 64 77 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find the current Rules of Golf?
The Rules of Golf have developed over a period of more than 250 years and are written and revised by The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA). Since 1952, The R&A and USGA have worked closely to produce a joint code of Rules so that, wherever the game is played around the world, the same laws apply. Click here to find more information regarding the Rules of Golf.
I would like to be a volunteer at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. What do I have to do?
Entries for the Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme are closed. Hundreds of thousands of people signed up to be part of the team Rio 2016. A waiting list is however open should you still wish to apply. Details can be found on the Rio 2016 website: http://www.rio2016.com/volunteers/
How does an athlete qualify for the Olympic Games?
60 players will be able to qualify for each of the men’s and women’s competition utilising the Official World Golf Rankings as a method of determining eligibility. The top-15 world-ranked players will be eligible for the Olympics, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top-15, players will be eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top-15. The Olympic rankings for men and women are available in the Olympic Games section of the IGF website.
What will be the format of the Golf Competitions at the Olympic Games?
The golf competition consists of 72 holes of individual stroke play for both men and women (four rounds scheduled over four consecutive days). Scores are cumulative from round to round. The athlete with the lowest aggregate score wins. In the event of a tie for first, second or third place at the conclusion of 72 holes of stroke play, a play-off or multiple play-offs shall be conducted for the purpose of determining the gold, silver and bronze medal winners.
How can I buy tickets for the 2016 Olympic Games competitions?
For information on how to buy tickets, please refer to the Rio2016 official website http://www.rio2016.com/en/take-part/tickets
Can I get an accreditation for the 2016 Olympic Games?
The IOC issues tickets for the IGF for operational needs. National Federation Members wishing to request tickets, accreditation or accommodation at the Olympic Games, they should refer to the National Olympic Committee of their country.
Are there any employment opportunities with the IGF?
All vacancies at the International Golf Federation are advertised on the IGF Job Centre section of the IGF website.