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History of Indian Golf Union

2318963142_f9ec3517bb_bThe 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
Wg Cdr Satish Aparajit (Retd)
Immediate Past President

Members of Governing Council

IGU Commitees

Selection Committee
Lt Gen D Anbu
CHAIRMAN

MEMBERS
– Lt Gen Asit Mistry
– Mr Ishwar Achanta
– Mr Devang Shah
– Mr Amit Luthra
– Ms Vandana Aggarwal
– National Coach

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 Nina Alagh
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

2016-2017 North
Wg Cdr Satish Aparajit
2015-2016 West
Mr. Anirudha Seolekar
2014-2015 East
Mr. Jaydeep Chitlangia
2013-2014 South
Mr Raian F Irani
2012-2013 Army
Gen Bikram Singh

PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC

2011-2012 North
Mr Manjit Singh
2010-2011 West
Mr. Rohit Amin
2008-2010 East
Mr. Ashit M. Luthra
2007-2008 South
Mr.T T Jagannathan
2005-2007 Army
Gen J J Singh

PVSM,AVSM,VSM,ADC

2004-2005 North
Mr. Prakash Bhandari
2003-2004 West
Capt K N Harsh
2001-2003 East
Mr.Raghu Mody
1996-2001 South
Mr.K.Rajagopal
1994-1996 North
Mr.L.M.Thapar
1992-1994 West
Mr.J.S.Jamshedji
1990-1992 East
Mr.A.S.Malik
1988-1990 South
Mr.P.S.Kashyap
1986-1988 North
Col.S.P.Wahi
1984-1986 West
Mr.Amar Singh
1982-1984 East
Mr.S.K.Mehra
1980-1982 South
Mr.Ravi L.Kirloskar
1978-1980 North
Mr. Dharma Vira
1976-1978 East
Mr.V.K.Chaudhri
1974-1976 West
Mr.R.K.Pitamber
1972-1974 North
Dr.Bharat Ram
1970-1972 East
Brig.R.B.Chopra
1968-1970 West
Mr.K.Mahindra
1966-1968 North
Mr.N.N.Wanchoo
1964-1966 East
Mr.J.H.Forman
1962-1964 West
Mr.L.Sawhny
1960-1962 North
Mr.H.S.Malik
1958-1960 East
Mr.J.L.Esplen
1957-1958 North
Mr.I.S.Malik
1956-1957 East
Mr.A.D.Vickers

Past Conveners

Mrs. Shyam Batra C.L.G.C.1970 to 1973
Mrs. Anjani Desai W.S.C. 1973 to 1975
Miss. Harji Malik D.G.C. 1975 to 1977
Mrs. Indu Chaudhri Tolly 1977 to 1979
Mrs. Vinita Tripathi B.P.G.C. 1979 to 1981
Mrs. Prem Sethi D.G.C. 1981 to 1982
Mrs. Sheila NathD.G.C.1982 to 1983
Miss. Basant SinghC.L.G.C.1983 to 1985
Mrs. Anjani DesaiB.P.G.C.1985 to 1987
Mrs. Chander TalwarD.G.C.1987 to 1989
Mrs. Aruna V.SinghTolly1989 to 1991
Mrs. Mrinalini KocharB.P.G.C.1991 to 1993
Mrs. Sita RawlleyD.G.C1993 to 1995
Mrs. S.C.MahtabC.L.G.C.1995 to 1997
Mrs. Sarah P. PhilipB.P.G.C.1997 to 1999
Mrs. Champika SayalD.G.C.1999 to 2002
Mrs. Sunita GoenkaTollygunj Golf Club,Kolkata2002 to 2004
Mrs. Renuka PhilipBangalore Golf Club2004 to 2004
Mrs. Anup Kaur BindraTollygunj Golf Club,Kolkata2005 to 2007
Mrs. Soniya MalhotraB.P.G.C.2007 to 2009
Mrs. Champika SayalD.G.C.2009 to 2009
Mrs Soni M SinghNorth Zone2009 to 2010
Mrs.Rita PunwaniEast Zone2010 to 2011
Mrs. Anupama SinghArmy Zone2011 to 2012
Mrs Anuva SaurabhNorth Zone2012 to 2013
Mrs Anuva SaurabhNorth Zone2013 to 2014
Mrs. Monisha AjmeraEast Zone2014 to 2015
Mrs. Manisha JaithaWest Zone2015 to 2016
Mrs. Pauline SinghNorth Zone2016 to 2017