Delegates to the 10th International Golf Conference will travel from every continent to attend the event. The conference is staged once every four years and always in St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Representatives from National Governing Bodies from more than 67 countries and a wide range of transnational organisations, affiliated to The R&A, will represent the sport at the conference.

Delegate Information

Organisation Name Job Title
Argentine Golf Association Andrés Schonbaum President
Asia Pacific Golf Confederation Kyungjae Lee General Secretary
Asia Pacific Golf Confederation Keisuke Muratsu Vice Chairman
Golf Australia John Hopkins Chairman
Golf Australia Stephen Pitt CEO
Austrian Golf Association Robert Fiegl General Secretary
Austrian Golf Association Gerhard Fruhling Board Member - Service
Bahrain Golf Association Daij Khalifa Treasurer
Bangladesh Golf Federation A K M Baquee Abdullahil Senior Vice President
Brazilian Golf Confederation Daniel Eduardo Cassilha Neves Director of Rules and International Relations
Bulgarian Golf Association Seth Underwood Secretary General
Golf Canada Leslie Dunning 1st Vice President
Golf Canada Jeff Thompson
Cayman Islands Paul Woodhouse President
Cayman Islands Golf Association Emma Woodhouse Secretary
Chilean Golf Federation Desiree Soulodre Board Member
China Golf Association Jin Hongwen Deputy Secretary General
China Golf Association Zhang Tian Translator
China Golf Association Pang Zheng Secretary General
Chinese Taipei Golf Association Lawrence W Young Vice President
Colombian Golf Federation Sergio Llano Board of Director - Vice President
CONGU Bob R B Carrick Acting Chairman
Costa Rica Golf Federation Rodrigo Cordero Campos Vice President
Costa Rica Golf Federation Manuel Jimenez Echeverria Director
Cyprus Golf Federation Nick Rossides General Secretary
Czech Golf Federation Zdenek Kodejs President
Czech Golf Federation Ales Libecajt Sport-Technical Committee Chairman
Danish Golf Union Lars Broch Christensen Board Member
Danish Golf Union Jim Staffensen President
Dominican Golf Federation Robert Guerra General Secretary
England Golf Nic Coward Chairman
England Golf Richard Flint Participation & Club Support Director
England Golf Nick Pink Chief Executive
European Golf Association Pierre Bechmann President - Elect
European Golf Association Ana Gabin HCRC Chairman
European Golf Association Richard Heath General Secretary
European Golf Association Caroline Huyskes Honorary Treasurer
European Golf Association Gorazd Kogoj EC Member
European Golf Association Jan Hubrecht EGA Executive Committee
European Tour Fredrik Lindgren Head of Corporate Responsibility
European Tour Keith Pelley CEO
Finnish Golf Union Jyrki Nykänen Acting Executive Director
French Golf Federation Christophe Muniesa Executive Director
Gambia Golf Association Martin Freestone Member
Gambia Golf Association Anthony Tabbal Treasurer
Golf Environment Organization Jonathan Smith Chief Executive
PGA of Germany Rainer Goldrian Chief Executive
Guatemalan Golf Association Arturo Jose Aldana Alonzo President
PGA Holland Frank Kirsten CEO
Hong Kong Golf Association Harald Dudok van Heel President
Hong Kong Golf Association Danny Lai Chief Executive Officer
Hungarian Golf Federation Szorad Jozsef Board Member
Golf Union of Iceland Haukur Örn Birgisson President
Golf Union of Iceland Brynjar Geirsson Managing Director
Indian Golf Union Arun Kumar Singh Director General
Indian Golf Union Dilip Thomas Chairman International Committee
Irish Ladies' Golf Union Sinead Heraty Chief Executive
Irish Ladies' Golf Union Brege McCarrick Chairman
Golfing Union of Ireland Iggy O Muircheartaigh Chairman of Board
Golfing Union of Ireland Mark Wehrly Championships Manager
Israel Golf Federation Alon Granot Chairman
Italian Golf Federation Antonio Bozzi Vice President
Italian Golf Federation Stefano Manca Honorary Secretary
Japan Golf Association Andy Hiro Yamanaka Executive Director
Jordan Golf Committee Hani Alabdallat President
Kenya Golf Union Stephen Muchau Githiaka Chairman
Kenya Golf Union Lucas Kibuka Marang'a Secretary
Korea Golf Association Sang-Won Ko Secretary of Internation Affairs
Ladies European Tour Ivan Khodabakhsh Chief Executive
Ladies European Tour Davide Lantos Sports Director
Ladies European Tour Mike Round Director of Development
Latvian Golf Federation Aiga Nesaule General Secretary
Lebanese Golf Federation Karim S. Salaam President
Lebanese Golf Federation Sami Saouma Head of Technical Committee
Malaysian Golf Association Zulkifli Ismail Honorary Secretary
Malaysian Golf Assocation Anwar Nor President
Malta Golf Association William Beck President
Malta Golf Association Paul Stoner Chairman
Nepal Golf Association Chandra Kumar Rai Secretary
Netherlands Golf Association Jeroen Stevens General Secretary
Netherlands Golf Federation Willem Zelsmann President
New Zealand Golf Dean Murphy Chief Executive
New Zealand Golf Murray Ward Chairman
Norwegian Golf Federation Anja Solevagseide Sports Development Manager
Norwegian Golf Federation Marit Wiig President
Oman Golf Committee Mundhir Al Barwani Chairman
Oman Golf Committee Lee O'Donoghue Director of Golf
Pakistan Golf Federation Nayyar Afzal Secretary
Panama Golf Association Jean-Pierre de Roux Treasurer
Peruvian Golf Federation Martin Alarco Executive Director
Peruvian Golf Federation Magdalena Villar Director
Polish Golf Union Bartlomiej Chelmecki General Secretary
Portuguese Golf Federation Manuel Agrellos Honorary President
Portuguese Golf Federation Alexandra Almeida Planning & Sustainability Coordinator
Portuguese Golf Federation Miguel Franco de Sousa President
Portuguese Golf Federation Joao Umbelino Director
The Professional Golfers' Association Robert Maxfield Chief Executive
The Professional Golfers' Association David Murchie Chairman
PGAs of Europe Tony Bennett Director of Education & Membership
PGAs of Europe Ian Randell Chief Executive
Puerto Rico Golf Association Francisco Rivera Director of Rules and Competitions
Puerto Rico Golf Association Sidney Wolf President
Qatar Golf Association Mohd Faisal Al Naimi Executive Director
Russian Golf Association Nikolay Remizov General Secretary
Scottish Golf Ltd Eleanor Cannon Chair
Scottish Golf Ltd Blane Dodds CEO
Golf Association of Serbia Irena Suturovic Bogdanovic General Secretary
Golf Association of Serbia Ivica Suturovic Board Member
Singapore Golf Association Lian Hong Lee SGA Executive Board Member
Singapore Golf Association Ross Tan President
Slovak Golf Association Kamil Balga Secretary
Slovak Golf Association Tomáš Stoklasa President
Slovenian Golf Association Boris Kosuta Vice President
Golf RSA Grant Hepburn CEO
South African Golf Association Bruce Younge Executive Director
PGA of South Africa Ivano Ficalbi Chief Executive
PGA of South Africa Andrew Gunn Education Manager
South American Golf Federation A. Cesar Carrasco Executive Secretary
Royal Spanish Golf Federation Gonzaga Escauriaza President
Royal Spanish Golf Federation Jorge Sagardoy Managing Director
Sri Lanka Golf Union Priath Fernando President
Swedish Golf Federation Bo Bengtsson Assistant General Secretary
Swedish Golf Federation Stefan Bengtsson Board Member
Swedish Golf Federation Gunnar Håkansson General Secretary
PGA of Sweden Claes Bjorklund Chairman
PGA of Sweden Mikael Sorling Chief Executive Officer
Swiss Golf Federation Barbara Albisetti General Secretary
Swiss Golf Association Jean-Marc Mommer President
Thailand Golf Association Jaturon Zane Himathongkom Executive Director
Turkish Golf Federation Ahmet Ulug Atay Head of Technical Committee
Turkish Golf Federation Raif Ozgur Hacibektasoglu Managing Director
Turks & Caicos Golf Association Fraser Dods President
Turks & Caicos Golf Association William Shoreman Secretary General
Uganda Golf Union Johnson Omolo President
USGA John Bodenhamer Snr Managing Director, Championships & Governance
Virgin Islands Golf Federation Nevin Phillips President
Golf Union of Wales Richard Dixon CEO
Golf Union of Wales Val Franklin Chairman


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