The Disabled Italy Open-Sanofi back in Turin



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The Disabled Italy Open-Sanofi back in Turin

The Disabled Italy Open - Sanofi is back as a protagonist at the Royal Park I Roveri in Fiano (Turin) where, on 25 and 26 May, 44 participants will be competing. For a challenge beyond the result, in the name of values ​​and social inclusion, an essential point of the Ryder Cup 2023 project.

Disabled Italy Open, statements

The "green", for many of the protagonists of the competition, represented the secret of rebirth. For an aggregating sport, which aims to break down every barrier. In Piedmont, European Region of Sport 2022, the Livorno-based Tommaso Perrino (who won the last two editions of the tournament, in 2019 and 2021) and the Swedish Joakim Bjorkman (who made the competition his continuously from 2015 to 2018), will start with the underdogs.

The event is open to all categories of disability and will be played over a distance of 36 holes (18 per day). Inserted on the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) calendar, it will showcase the inclusive strength of golf.

"This event, which will bring to the field many stories of strength, courage and determination, testifies to the commitment and attention of the FIG towards all players with disabilities. We are registering a growing interest in golf from many people who were afraid to approach sport.

Golf, thanks to its natural propensity for inclusiveness, knows no bounds and opens up new perspectives of life in the name of psychophysical well-being ", the statements of Franco Chimenti, president of the Italian Golf Federation.

"Aggregation and inclusion, two of the essential points of the Ryder Cup 2023 Project, find their full realization in the Disabled Italy Open, an event that, year after year, testifies to the attractiveness of golf towards the Paralympic world.

In addition to the competitive dimension, the FIG is also involved in the social field to encourage people with disabilities to start golf. With this in mind, Golf4Autism, an initiative in collaboration with the Golf Program, continues at full speed on a national scale, to guarantee personalized lessons for children with autism.

thanks to the technical training of the masters prepared by the FIG ", underlined Gian Paolo Montali, general manager of the Ryder Cup 2023 project.