The International Golf Federation (IGF) was founded in 1958 and is the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing body for golf. The headquarters of the IGF is located by the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mission of IGF is Promote Golf as an Olympic Sport, Encourage the international development of golf, Administer golf as the recognized International Federation within the Olympic Movement, Organize the golf competitions at the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games and the World Amateur Team Championships.

Address: Maison du Sport International, Av de Rhodanie 54 Lausanne, Switzerland.  Tel:  +41 21 623 12 12.  Fax:   +41 216 01 64 77 / Email:  info@igfmail.org.