History of the Cayman Islands Golf Association - CIGA
In 1992 the decision was made that there was a need for a governing body to regulate golf in Cayman. A start was made in August that year when the initial 73 members adopted a Constitution and elected the first slate of Officers. The new association, The Cayman Islands Golf Association, was thus formally constituted and became affiliated to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf in most of the world.
The Cayman Islands Golf Association (CIGA) set about organizing golf events in Cayman and both the Cayman Islands Amateur Championships (a scratch event) and the President's Trophy (a handicap event) were inaugurated in 1993. They have been competed for annually ever since and other competitions have joined them in an expanding calendar of events.
CIGA was admitted in 1993 to membership of the Caribbean Golf Association and has competed in the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships every year since 1994. CIGA has hosted the Caribbean Championships in 1997 and 2008, and the Caribbean Junior Championships in 2002, and 2013.
CIGA is operated and managed by volunteers who advocate the game of golf. Members have an opportunity to make a difference by volunteering their time during CIGA tournaments and other events.