Costantino Rocca will take part in the Legends Open de France hosted by Jean Van de Velde, the Legends Tour tournament scheduled from 15 to 17 September on the Golf de Saint-Cloud course in Paris.
Legends Open de France, schedule
The blue, born in 1956 from Bergamo, is the first Italian to have played in the Ryder Cup and has three participations in the event (1993, 1995 and 1997) which sees Europe and the USA challenge each other with two successes (1995 and 1997).
In addition to winning two tournaments on the Legends Tour, he has 17 titles in total as a pro, including five on the European Tour (now DP World Tour) and a historic second place at the 1995 Open Championship (when surrendered only to the play-off to the American John Daly).
Rocca will face, among others, Ian Woosman (winner of the Masters in 1991) and James Kingston, third in the order of merit of the circuit. Absent, however, Padraig Harrington, leader of the 'money list' Inaugurated in 1913, the Golf de Saint-Cloud is a private club with two 18-hole courses, located in the municipalities of Garches, Rueil-Malmaison and Vaucresson, in the immediate vicinity of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower, which stands in alignment with 8 du Vert and 18 du Jaune, offers a magnificent view of Paris.
Designed by Harry Shapland Colt, the first true golf architect, the Green course has hosted the French Open 14 times.
This is the historic course of the Internationaux de France Juniors - Coupe Esmond. The Golf de Saint-Cloud has one of the finest amateur team records for ladies: 26 victories in the French Championship.
The best French amateur players come to play the Saint-Cloud Grand Prix, which every other year bears the name of its founder, Henry Cachard, and that of Jacques Petit-Le Roy, a very good amateur player, member of our Club, young resistance fighter, emissary of Jacques Chaban-Delmas, shot at 28 on the eve of the Liberation of Paris.
Golf de Saint-Cloud, along with 21 other French golf courses, is included in the Rolex guide to the 1000 best courses in the world. But, what makes the Golf of Saint-Cloud so endearing, beyond the practice of a great sport, is the sharing of common values: sportsmanship, family spirit, friendship and conviviality.
Being a member of Golf de Saint-Cloud also means being able to take advantage of 3 tennis courts, a gym, a "business center", 2 billiards, a very lively bridge club, 'an exceptional clubhouse...