Indian Golf Union

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Indian Golf Union
The Indian Golf Union logo.jpg
FoundedDecember 1955; 67 years ago (1955-12)
AffiliationInternational Golf Federation
Affiliation date1958[1]
Regional affiliationAsia-Pacific Golf Confederation
Headquarters14, Anand Lok August Kranti Marg, New Delhi, New Delhi[2]
PresidentBrijinder Singh
Vice president(s)Farzan Heerjee
SecretaryHarish Shetty[3][1]
Official website

The Indian Golf Union (IGU) is the National Sports Federation and the Governing body of the sport of Golf in India.


The Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC), founded in 1829, initially managed all matters related to golf in India. The RCGC instituted several prestigious national golf tournaments. RCGC members decided to establish a new organization in 1955 to facilitate the growth of golf in India beyond the major metropolitan centers, to organize junior level tournaments and to send teams abroad for international events. The Indian Golf Union was established in December 1955 through an initiative undertaken by some senior golfers in Calcutta, and supported by golfers in Delhi, Mumbai and Madras. All administrative powers of the RCGC were transferred to the IGU after the latter's establishment, including the right to conduct the Amateur Golf Championship of India. The RCGC, which had established the tournament, also donated the trophy to the IGU.[4]

A.D. Vickers served as the first President of the IGU, and Major L.B. Hirst, the Secretary of the RCGC, became the IGU's first Secretary. P.R. Surita was appointed as the first Honorary Secretary of the IGU in 1957. The IGU conducted the All India Amateur Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf club in 1958, the first time the tournament was held outside Calcutta.[4]

The IGU became affiliated with the International Golf Federation in 1958.[1]

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports derecognized the IGU on 1 April 2018 for failure to hold elections and non-compliance with the National Sports Code.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Indian Golf Union". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Indian Golf Union. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR 2016 – 2017". Indian Golf Union. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "History of Indian Golf". Indian Golf Union. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Golfers face bogey as sports ministry derecognises Indian Golf Union". Hindustan Times. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.