World Amateur Golf Team Championships
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The International Golf Federation (IGF) was founded in 1958 and is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing body for golf. The IGF has two membership categories representing the administration of golf internationally:
- 132 National Federation Members from 126 countries
- 22 Professional Members, mostly professional golf tours and Professional Golfers Associations
The Federation changed its name from the "World Amateur Golf Council" in 2003. It was founded in 1958 for the purpose of arranging international amateur competitions and it organises two World Amateur Team Championships, the Eisenhower Trophy for men and the Espirito Santo Trophy for women.
The headquarters of the IGF is located by the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Golf was last an Olympic sport at the 1904 Games in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, when the United States and Canada were the only two competing countries. The globalisation of the sport has meant that following a couple of failed attempts the sport will be included in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games was successful, the International Olympic Committee's executive board passing the inclusion by 63 votes to 27.Annika Sörenstam would show their commitment to golf's Olympic involvement by their participation in the Olympic events.
IGF comprises 132 federations from 126 countries
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