The International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) was established in 2000 in order to bring together the world's leading journalists specialising in writing quality golf travel articles, Golf Photographers and Golf TV journalists.

The IGTWA is administered by IAGTO - the global trade organisation of the golf tourism industry - which provides IGTWA members with excellent access to golf destinations, golf resorts, courses, hotels and other golf travel suppliers in addition to specialist golf publications worldwide.


IGTWA can participate in press trips to golf destinations worldwide. They receive weekly news broadcasts from the golf tourism industry and receive press releases from across the globe. Every July, IGTWA members are responsible for voting for the Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year Award.


The IGTWA is administered by the staff of IAGTO. The Honorary IGTWA President is Jussi Jaakonkari, a Finnish Freelance Golf Journalist based in the United Kingdom. In 2010 Jussi was nominated Honorary Life President of IGTWA. His predecessor from 2005 to 2007 was Dan Poppers. Dan had followed in the footsteps of Anne Harper, who oversaw the development of IGTWA from 2000 to 2004.