Day of celebration and sport at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club for the "Year to Go" celebrations towards the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome. The two captains were present: Luke Donald for the Europe team and Zach Johnson for the USA.
The smiles and enthusiasm of over 250 children (between eight and ten years old), holding the flags of Europe and the USA, color the day. The usual photo, the cup in the background, an exhibition match (which ended in a draw) to enter the atmosphere of the Ryder Cup.
And the satisfaction, among others, of Franco Chimenti, president of the FIG, Gian Paolo Montali, general manager of the Ryder Cup 2023 project, and Lavinia Biagiotti, president of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.
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"This is a celebration for Italian golf, an exciting time. The Ryder Cup will definitely launch golf in Italy and will bring great benefits to the country. It is a grandiose event, of great scope. One that will see Rome as the protagonist.
It will be an apotheosis ", the declarations of Chimenti. "Seeing our projects - relating to school, social inclusion, women - in the field makes us happy and proud. The results achieved are tangible and the organization for these celebrations also left the Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA speechless.
of America ", explained Montali instead. "Italy is the country of excellence and this field is truly excellence. It is innovative from every point of view, even from the point of view of environmental sustainability. Here the future is at stake, we are committed to raising a new generation of enthusiasts of golf as part of a sport of great values ", Lavinia Biagiotti's satisfaction.
"Go Europe", "Usa, Usa". On the path that will host the great event, the enthusiasm of the very young students present was certainly not lacking, in the name of the Federgolf "Golf a Scuola" project. On the green also social inclusion, with four Paralympic golfers who took part in the challenge organized for the occasion.
With captains Donald and Johnson who supported the young Italians, including Francesca Fiorellini, a budding talent and one of the best promises on the international scene. "It was great to play with so many young talents in a very special atmosphere", Johnson's satisfaction.
"A fantastic way to start these celebrations, the Ryder Cup will leave an important legacy to Italy," Donald said. Tomorrow first the symbolic tee shot from the Temple of Venus, then the first joint press conference of the two captains. The celebrations, one year after the Ryder Cup, continue. With Rome as protagonist.