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IGF Press Releases

  • In one of the last opportunities to represent country and continent in women’s golf prior to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, Europe overcame an early deficit to retain the Solheim Cup with a 14-14 tie against the United States on Sunday. Competing in front of a raucous crowd in her home country, Spaniard Carlota Ciganda claimed the 14th point to clinch a retention for Europe.
  • For all that Hideki Matsuyama has achieved to honour his home country, delivering an Olympic gold medal in Paris 2024 would surely go a very long way to cement his legacy in the game and build on his historic Masters Tournament victory. The Japanese superstar has flown his nation’s flag proudly over the past decade in the men’s game where he has won eight times on the PGA TOUR, which includes winning the famous Green Jacket at Augusta National in 2021.
  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - The International Golf Federation is extremely disappointed with the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) decision to not include golf on the sport programme for the LA2028 Paralympic Games. The IGF’s bid, we believe presented a compelling argument on the immense benefits and contributions that golf’s inclusion can bring to the Paralympic Games, as illustrated at the two tremendously successful Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • SPORTRADAR AND INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION ENTER INTEGRITY PARTNERSHIP Sportradar will use its proven fraud detection services to help uphold the integrity of International Golf Federation competitions LAUSANNE & ST GALLEN: 23 AUGUST 2022 – Sportradar Integrity Services, a unit of Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD) and a global supplier of sport integrity solutions and partner to over 150 sports federations and leagues, today entered a multi-year integrity partnership with the International Golf Federation (IGF). Under the terms of the initial two-year agreement, Sportradar Integrity Services will draw upon its substantial experience and expertise to provide bet monitoring through its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), an advanced and proven bet monitoring solution, for several IGF competitions.
  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland (22 April 2022) - The International Golf Federation is one of 12 International Federations that has been presented the Carbon Action Award by the IOC for its carbon reduction plans for 2021. This is the third time the IGF has received this award, demonstrating the IGF's continued commitment as a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework which seeks global climate change.
  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (March 2, 2022) The IGF is saddened by the events in Ukraine and in unity with the Olympic Movement supports calls for peace. The IGF believes that sport can contribute to peace and that it unites athletes and countries through breaking down barriers and creating understanding amongst cultures.
  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (December 3, 2020) – The International Golf Federation Board convened a virtual meeting yesterday focused on long-term strategic planning and progress toward next summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Originally scheduled for the Olympic House in Lausanne but moved online due to the continued impact of COVID-19, the Board was addressed by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on the status of the Olympic movement and then followed by IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell, who provided updates and answered questions regarding preparations for Tokyo.
  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (October 23, 2020) – Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IGF held its Biennial Meeting Tuesday in a “virtual” format. The meeting originally was scheduled to be held in Singapore during the 2020 World Amateur Team Championships.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the 2020 WATC, the Biennial Meeting will be held virtually. To ensure its success and the smooth running of the Biennial Meeting, nominated NF representatives are requested to participate in a rehearsal on Friday 16 October 2020 at 12pm Central European Time that will by conducted by LUMI the company providing the technical support for the meeting.
  • (24 June 2020) The Ladies European Tour (LET) has launched a fresh logo, new website and tag line, #RaiseOurGame, capturing the ambition of the new LPGA-LET joint venture partnership and a shared desire to keep moving women’s golf forward. The brand refresh includes a short film created in-house, capturing the passion and potential of the LET players, celebrating their hard work, dedication and perseverance.
  • The Rio Olympic Golf Course has today been recognised for its commitment and contribution to the enhancement of the environment. Following three years of extensive reporting, monitoring, evaluation and site visits from an independent auditor, spanning the design, construction and grow in phases of the project, The Rio Olympic Golf Course has achieved GEO Certified® Development status.
  • 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.
  • 2 August 2010 – The International Golf Federation (IGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony B Scanlon as its Executive Director. Scanlon, an Australian based in Lausanne, will take up his duties on 1 November 2010.
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