The International Golf Federation (IGF) was founded in 1958 and is the recognised International Federation within the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The headquarters of the IGF is located by the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The objectives of the International Golf Federation are to encourage the international development of the sport of golf; to foster friendship and sportsmanship among the peoples of the world by organising biennially amateur team championships for the Eisenhower Trophy (for men) and the Espirito Santo Trophy (for women); to promote golf as an Olympic and Paralympic sport; to act as the international federation for golf in the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and thereby to establish and enforce, in accordance with the Olympic Charter and IPC Handbook, the rules concerning the playing of golf in the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to fulfil in respect of the sport of golf the mission and role of an international federation within the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
The ITA is supporting IGF with the delivery of their anti-doping program since January 2022.
IGF currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: