Dawson, Votaw get top international golf roles
Royal and Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson has been
appointed the first president of the International Golf
Ty Votaw, an executive vice president of the PGA Tour, was named
Both men will serve two-year terms beginning on Jan. 1 while
continuing in their existing roles with their respective
Dawson has served as joint secretary of the IGF since 1999.
Votaw helped spearhead golf’s successful bid for inclusion in the
2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Antony Scanlon took over as the IGF’s executive director on Nov.
The IGF, founded in 1958, is recognized by the IOC as the
official world body for golf.