Franco Chimenti: "Energy, dramatic situation"

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Franco Chimenti: "Energy, dramatic situation"

The Italian Golf Federation (Fig) takes the field alongside the clubs to find a solution aimed at countering the fallout from the energy crisis and the consequent high bills. Success and participation in the Castello Tolcinasco Golf Resort & Spa in Pieve Emanuele (Milan) for the initiative organized by the president of Fig, Franco Chimenti.

Franco Chimenti, statements

The proposal of the n.1 of Italian golf to the clubs is to "set up an energy consortium in order to pool the equity impacts of the investments to be made and the benefits deriving from them, thus reducing the cost of energy for all members.

To tackle this dramatic problem - is Chimenti's alarm cry - we need to create a system ". Fig has identified a leading consulting firm in the sector as the ideal subject to overcome an increasingly topical issue. The goal is to find a long-term structural solution, between stabilization and containment of the energy costs of the clubs for the next 20-30 years and recourse to environmental sustainability through the use of renewable energy.

A long-term vision, therefore, which could however bring benefits in the short term and significant benefits in the medium term. The Italian Golf Federation (FIG) is the body that promotes and organizes golf in Italy. The Italian Golf Federation (FIG) was founded in Milan in 1927 although several golf courses already existed on the Italian territory (Acquasanta di Roma was the first and was founded in 1903).

Federal activity disappeared during the Second World War. After the war, in May 1946, a new structure was created: the Italian Golf Association (AGI). In February 1959 the organism resumed the old name. In 1982 the Federation established the National Golf School to standardize and improve teaching methods.

Over the years the number of clubs has increased from 17 in 1954 to 31 in 1964 to reach 90 in 1988 and reach 258 in 1999. As of December 31, 2009, the members of the federation are about 100,000. The Italian Golf Federation for the Disabled (FIGD) is a non-profit amateur sports association; it is affiliated with the Italian Golf Federation, with the Italian Paralympic Committee and with Edga, the European Disabled Golf Association, with which it collaborates from a medical and sporting point of view.

It was born in February 1998 as the Association of Italian Disabled Golfers (AGID), and became a Federation in 2004. Its headquarters are in Milan, but there are eleven regional delegations in Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli -Venice Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche and Abruzzo, Lazio.

Its purpose is to promote golf in Italy, now also an Olympic sport, as the only discipline that allows disabled and able-bodied athletes to compete in the same team, on the same fields, with the same regulation, the one recognized by the international R&A organization.