Swedish Golf Federation

The Swedish Golf Federation (Swedish: Svenska Golfförbundet, SGF) is the governing body for the sport of golf in Sweden, founded in 1904.[1]

Swedish Golf Federation
Swedish Golf Federation logo.jpg
SportGolf
JurisdictionNational
AbbreviationSGF
Founded1904 (1904)
AffiliationInternational Golf Federation (IGF)
Regional affiliationEuropean Golf Association (EGA)
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
ChairmanMaria Möller
SecretaryGunnar Håkansson
Official website
sgf.golf.se

The federation is responsible for administering the Rules of Golf, as laid down by The R&A, at the national level. It organizes tournaments, manages the national teams, and promotes the game. As of 2017, the federation organized 460 golf clubs and 468,570 individual members, 72% male and 28% female.[2] This makes it the largest sports federation in Sweden in terms of active members, ahead of association football and athletics in second and third place.[2]

SGF is a member of the European Golf Association (EGA). Thanks to a high national participation rate of almost 5%, SGF is EGA's third largest national member behind England and Germany (661,805 and 640,181 members respectively as of 2016).[3]

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  1. ^ "IGF National Members: Swedish Golf Federation". IGF. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2017 Golf Data". 2017 statistics (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "2016 Golf Data" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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