The Federation qualified its name from the World Amateur Golf Council in 2 0 0 3. It was founded in 1 9 5 8 for the purpose of arranging international amateur opponency and it organizes 2 World Amateur Team Championships, the Eisenhower Trophy for men and the Espirito Santo Trophy for female.
Rules and regulations
The rules of golf are internationally standardized and are jointly ruled by The R&A, spun off in 2 0 0 4 from The Royal and Archaic Golf Club of St Andrews, and the US Golf Association. Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you discover it, and if you can't do either, do what is fair. There are appropriate regulations regarding the amateur status of golfers. Basically, anybody who has ever received payment or indemnification for giving instruction, or played golf for money, is not deliberated an amateur and may not participate in competitions limited exclusively to amateurs. However, amateur golfers may accept expenses that comply with strict guidelines and they may accept non-cash award within the limits established by the Rules of Amateur Status.
Two players or two teams play each hole as an Isolate contest against each other in what is called match play. The party with the minor score wins that hole, or if the scores of both players or teams are coequal the hole is halved or tied. The game is won by the group that triumphs more holes than the other. In the case that 1st team or player has taken a lead that cannot be overcome in the number of holes residual to be played, the match is deemed to be won by the group in the lead, and the arrears of the holes are not played. If one party already has a lead of 6 holes, and only 5 holes remain to be played on the course, the match is over and the winning group is deemed to have won six & five. takes a one-hole lead.
Penalties are incurred in certain situations. They are numbered towards a players score as if there were extra swing at the ball. Strokes are added for rule contraventions or for hitting one's ball into an unplayable situation. A lost ball hit out of bounds result in a penalty of one stroke and distance rule 27–1. A one-stroke penalty is evaluated if a players equipment causes the ball to move or the removal of a loose impediment causes the ball to move rule 18–2. A one-stroke penalty is assessed if a player's ball results in a red or yellow staked hazard (Rule 26). If a golfer makes a stroke at the unjust ball rule 19–2 or hits a fellow golfer's ball with a putt rule 19–5, the player incurs a two-stroke penalty.
The headquarters of the IGF is situated by the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Disparate most internationally recognized sports confederation, the IGF is not responsible for developing, maintaining or fulfilling the rules of golf. The rules are developed and administered for the North American countries of the United States and Mexico by the United States Golf Association (USGA), and for the symmetry of the world by the R&A, formerly a function of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Andrews.
Golf was first an Olympic sport at the 1 9 0 4 Games in St. Louis, Missouri, the USA where the United States and Canada were the only two competing countries. The globalization of the sport has intended that following a couple of failed attempts the sport was included in the 2 0 1 6 Olympic Games and will be covered at the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee's ministerial board passing the inclusion by 63 votes to 27. IGF executive director Antony Scanlon told Olympic news duct Around the Rings that top players such as Tiger Woods and Annika Sörenstam would show their commitment to golf's Olympic involvement by their participation in the Olympic events.