IGF Anti-Doping Committee
The IGF Anti-Doping Committee, that consists of representatives from the Professional Members of the IGF, has been established to oversee and advise on all aspects related to anti-doping and on issues relating to doping control and general areas of responsibility include:
- To regulate and undertake doping control.
- To advise and assist in the practical enforcement of the IGF Anti-Doping Policy
- To consider and process, via the IGF anti-doping office, requests from competitors for dispensation for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) in accordance with the procedures in the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, and to issue such Certifications of Approval.
- To validate and formulate the Therapeutic Use Exemptions Process, for competitors seeking to compete in the Olympic Golf Competition, and to act on behalf of such competitors in confidential negotiations with the IOC Medical Commission;
- To assist in doping control at IGF-sanctioned events as required.
- To formulate and publish anti-doping rules and to assist in putting them into effect.
- To provide advice and recommendations on request to the Council, Captains and National Golf Federations.
- To inform and advise the IGF in respect of the implications and implementation of World Anti-Doping Code, and all its provisions
- To ensure that such annual changes as are made to the World Anti-Doping Code List of Prohibited Substances and Methods are published and made known to Member National Authorities, so that these may be disseminated to competitive golfers worldwide
- To assist with the production of educational updates relating to drug use in sport for athletes, coaches and other IGF stakeholders
- To contribute to the body of IGF knowledge on all matters of drugs in sport