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History of Indian Golf Union

The Indian Golf Union is the apex body of golf in the country and is responsible for the promotion and development of golf in India. Starting with only six golf clubs at the beginning, we boast of 194 golf clubs and many more under planning. Some senior golfers in Calcutta took the initiative and with the support of golfers in Delhi, Mumbai and Madras formed the IGUn 20 Dec 1955. The object for which the Union was established were mainly to promote the game of golf in India and the maintenance in every way possible of high standards of the game. Until then and for many years since the inception in 1829 of the second oldest golf course in the world outside of UK, Royal Calcutta Golf club was virtually managing the affairs of golf in India. RCGC instituted and started which became a prestigious Trophy “All India” in 1892 and the East India there after. Senior members of RCGC realized that for the growth of Indian Golf, more tournaments in all the main centers were needed apart from developing junior programs and sending teams abroad for the International Events.

This gave rise to the idea of forming the IGU. In spite of the permanency, which the club enjoyed, it agreed to the foundation of the Union and to the handing over of whatever powers it might have yielded until then, including the privilege of conducting the Amateur Golf Championship of India which had been inaugurated by the club and also donated the trophy.

“Mr AD Vickers was the first President of the IGU who worked untiringly to bring the Union into being and who was mainly responsible for the preparation of the Rules and regulations of the IGU.Major LB Hirst, who was the Secretary of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, became the first Secretary of IGU. In 1957 it was agreed to appoint an Honorary Secretary and Mr PR Surita became the first Honorary Secretary of IGU.”

In 1957 a training scheme for Assistant Professional and Caddies form all over the country under George Willard, the then Pro at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club was instituted and the trainees were given a thorough grounding in teaching golf and in the art of club making and repairs. Another significant move was the inauguration of Inter Zonal championship for which a trophy was instituted by the legendary golfer of India Mr IS Malik. In 1958 was another significant move when the All India Amateur championship was held at Delhi Golf club for the first time out side of Calcutta where it was held from 1892.

Office Bearers

Lt Gen D Anbu
President

Mr Brijinder Singh
Vice President

Lt Gen Asit Mistry
Hon Secretary

Mr Ishwar Achanta
Hon Treasurer

Members of Governing Council

Mr Devang Shah

Mr Farzan Heerjee

Lt Gen Harpal Singh

Lt Gen KS Brar

Mr Anil Bhargava

Sunita Kattarya

Col Balasubramaniam

Lt Gen VK Mishra

Mr Gaurav Bajaj

Executive Team

Maj Gen Bibhuti Bhushan (Retd)

Director General

dg@indiangolfunion.org

Tusshar Malhotra

General Manager Golf Operations

tusshar.malhotra@indiangolfunion.org

Pranav Maggu

Manager Golf Operations

pranav.maggu@indiangolfunion.org

Amit Kumar Shukla

Manager – Finance

amit.shukla@indiangolfunion.org

IGU Commitees

Selection Committee

Lt Gen D Anbu

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Lt Gen Asit Mistry
  • Mr Ishwar Achanta
  • Mr Devang Shah
  • Mr Amit Luthra
  • National Coach
  • Vandhna Agarwal

Championship Committee

Mr Brijinder Singh

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Ms Nina Alagh
  • Mr Gaurav Bajaj
  • Mr Sameer Sinha
  • Col Narender Dagar
  • Mr Monish Row

International Relations

Mr Ishwar Achanta

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Lt Gen Harpal Singh
  • Mr Devang Shah
  • Mr Sanjeev Rattan
  • Col Atul Thapiyal
  • Mr VK Dandona

Indian Open Committee

Mr Devang Shah

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Mr Ishwar Achanta
  • Lt Gen KS Brar
  • Mr Farzan Heerjee
  • Col Balasubramanian

Greens, Infrastructure Development Committee

Mr Farzan Heerjee

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Lt Gen VK Mishra
  • Mr Anil Bhargava
  • Mr Rakesh Sharma
  • Mr Bhaskar Reddy
  • Mr SK Sharma

Technical, Rules and Amateur Status

Mr Gaurav Bajaj

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Mr Ishwar Achanta
  • Ms Nina Alagh
  • Mr Sanjeev Rattan
  • Col Vishal Pathak
  • Mr John Thomas

Junior, Grass roots development

Mr Anil Bhargava

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Mr Gaurav Bajaj
  • Mr Farzan Heerjee
  • Mr Shyam Sunder
  • Mr Monish Row
  • Lt Col Yogendra Duhan
  • Mr Ranjit Singh Rathore

Ladies Committee

Ms Sunita Kattarya

CHAIRMAN

IGU MOA, Rules and Regulations and Legal Liaison

Col R Balasubramanian

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Mr Ishwar Achanta
  • Lt Gen Harpal Singh
  • Brig KS Dhadwal
  • Mr Dipak Barma
  • Capt Harvinder Singh Avtar

IOA & Govt Liaison

Lt Gen Harpal Singh

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Lt Gen VK Mishra
  • Mr Devang Shah
  • Capt Luvkeesh Thakur
  • Mr RK Panchnanda
  • Brig KS Dhadwal

NGAI Committee

Lt Gen K S Brar

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Mr Tapan Mohanty
  • Lt Col Ashish Rana
  • Mr Gaurav Bajaj
  • Mr Devang Shah

SGA Liaison Committee

Lt Gen VK Mishra

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Col Balasubramanian
  • Mr Anil Bhargava
  • Col Vishal Pathak
  • Mr Rachandra Singh
  • Lt Col Yogendra Duhan

Discipline Committee

Lt Gen Asit Mistry

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Ms Nina Alagh
  • Mr Ishwar Achanta
  • Mr Bhaskar Reddy
  • Mr Gurjit Singh Lehal
  • Mr Rakesh Sharma

Appeals Committee

Lt Gen D Anbu

CHAIRMAN

Members

  • Mr Brijinder Singh
  • Lt Gen Asit Mistry
  • Mr Amit Luthra
  • Ms Nina Alagh
  • Mr Hemant Kumar Sinha (IAS) Retd

Past Presidents

Wg Cdr Satish Aparajit
2016-2017 North

Mr. Anirudha Seolekar
2015-2016 West

Mr. Jaydeep Chitlangia
2014-2015 East

Mr Raian F Irani
2013-2014 South

Gen Bikram Singh
2012-2013 Army

Mr Manjit Singh
2011-2012 North

Mr. Rohit Amin
2010-2011 West

Mr. Ashit M. Luthra
2008-2010 East

Mr.T T Jagannathan
2007-2008 South

Gen J J Singh
2005-2007 Army

Mr. Prakash Bhandari
2004-2005 North

Capt K N Harsh
2003-2004 West

Mr.Raghu Mody
2001-2003 East

Mr.K.Rajagopal
1996-2001 South

Mr.L.M.Thapar
1994-1996 North

Mr.J.S.Jamshedji
1992-1994 West

Mr.A.S.Malik
1990-1992 East

Mr.P.S.Kashyap
1988-1990 South

Col.S.P.Wahi
1986-1988 North

Mr.Amar Singh
1984-1986 West

Mr.S.K.Mehra
1982-1984 East

Mr.Ravi L.Kirloskar
1980-1982 South

Mr. Dharma Vira
1978-1980 North

Mr.V.K.Chaudhri
1976-1978 East

Mr.R.K.Pitamber
1974-1976 West

Dr.Bharat Ram
1972-1974 North

Brig.R.B.Chopra
1970-1972 East

Mr.K.Mahindra
1968-1970 West

Mr.N.N.Wanchoo
1966-1968 North

Mr.J.H.Forman
1964-1966 East

Mr.L.Sawhny
1962-1964 West

Mr.H.S.Malik
1960-1962 North

Mr.J.L.Esplen
1958-1960 East

Mr.I.S.Malik
1957-1958 North

Mr.A.D.Vickers
1956-1957 East

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