IGC London's first event was launched at The Grove in March 2016 by co-founders and directors James Jankowski and Peter Phillips. For a small annual membership fee the IGC concept allows its members to play regular golf events at varied venues throughout the year on a pay as you play basis. Each event includes food before and after, full tournament management, including start and results sheets, prizes and the chance to play some fantastic courses.
The concept of IGC golf was first noticed by Peter on one of his regular trips to Belgium. He was introduced to the International Golf Club - Belgium a club established in 1988 and still thriving today. Formed by a small group of like minded golfers, living in and around Brussels, they saw many fellow golfers desperate to play golf, but unsure where or how. With Brussels containing a large amount of international visitors, as well as locals not wishing to join one particular club, the founders quickly realised a huge potential for a new type of club. Local clubs were contacted, members enrolled and the IGC concept was born. Peter saw at first hand, what a brilliant idea it was and, over the years, joined in many IGC Golf events, both in Belgium and their tours abroad. Thus, with IGC Belgium's blessing, the International Golf Club - London was born.
Peter formed Peter Phillips Cricket in the year 2000, working ever since as a full time independent coach in schools and clubs. As well as individual coaching, he runs 10 weeks of holiday coaching courses throughout the year. His coaching style, whether on a one to one basis or to 50 plus kids on one of his courses, is based on the personal touch and attention to detail. He therefore looks forward tremendously to welcoming all new members and ensuring each and every IGC event is a highly enjoyable success.
IGC London Director - Peter Phillips
Peter's other main sport is golf, being the proud owner of a modest PGA level 1 coaching badge. Having worked in sports travel, organising cricket tours around the world and running golf society events for cricketers, he feels well equipped to launch IGC London.
If you would like to know more about Peter visit www.peterphillipscricket.co.uk
Meet the IGC London Co-Founders
IGC London Professional - James Jankowski
James has a wealth of experience in the golf industry. As a player, after a properous amateur career, James turned professional in 2009. He has won multiple times on the professional circuit and still competes in regional and national events. In 2015 alone, James won the Herts Professional Championships, the Herts Open, plus the professionals prize in several Pro Am events.
James is also a fully qualified Class A PGA professional and specialist Putting Coach. His current list of clientele range from complete beginners to European Tour members and his reputation as an expert in putting is ever growing. He thoroughly enjoys his duties as a Hertfordshire Development Squad coach, working with the counties top junior players.
Finally, as an event organiser, James has run hundreds of successful golf events. These range from club members competitions to national and international events. Before committing himself fully to IGC London, James gained yet more valuable experience at his previous club, running all day to day golf events, including golf societies and pro am tournaments. James is now invested in the success of IGC London alongside his specialism in putting.
For more information on James visit www.jamesjankowskigolf.com