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 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. What do I have to do?
The invitation process for volunteers would be launched in mid-September 2018. More information may be found here on the Tokyo 2020 website. Keep an eye on the IGF website and the Tokyo 2020 website for updates as to how to apply.
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 Tokyo 2020 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. The field size will be 60 athletes in both instances.
How can I buy tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games competitions?
Tokyo 2020 has yet to make a decision regarding ticket sales. Once this has been finalised, details will be made available on the official website of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. As a point of reference, London 2012 and Rio 2016 began ticket sales approximately 18 months before the Games and conducted sales in various stages.
Can I get an accreditation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?
The IOC issues accreditation to 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.
What are the IGF rules regarding Nationality?
The IGF Nationality Policy may be found here.
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.