The “Golf4Autism” initiative – at the heart of the Ryder Cup 2023 Project – protagonist at the DS Automobiles 80th Italian Open with Edoardo Molinari, vice-captain of Team Europe of the Ryder Cup 2023, who met three young golfers on the autistic spectrum in the Media Center by giving them technical advice, signing autographs and posing with them for souvenir photos.
An event, in the presence of Gian Paolo Montali, General Manager of the Ryder Cup 2023 Project, which strengthened the message of a sport accessible to all and unifying. An unforgettable experience for Ricky, Nicolò and Andrea who were unable to play hole 1 of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club with Dodo due to bad weather, but felt the thrill of shaking hands with their idol, chatting with him about golf as among “old friends”.
"Golf4Autism" - a project launched in 2018 with the sponsorship of the Italian Golf Federation, the collaboration of the "Una breccia nel muro" voluntary association - continues in the name of inclusion and confirms the magic of a sport that unites and knows no obstacles.
The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and maintained by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are governed by the United States Golf Association.
An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA, oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in force since January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.
The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and manages the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.