St Brelade, Richard Green defends the title

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St Brelade, Richard Green defends the title
St Brelade, Richard Green defends the title

On the course of La Moye Golf Club, in St Brelade in the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Jersey Legends takes place from 8 to 11 June, an event of the Legends Tour, the circuit for the "over 50s" in which Emanuele Canonica participates, the only Italian in competition.

Legends Tour, schedule

The Australian Richard Green defends the title, who last year defeated the Scottish Paul Lawrie on the third playoff hole, in a context that includes the Brazilian Adilson Da Silva, leader of the order of merit, winner of the Riegler & Partner Legends and one of the most popular players in the eve predictions.

Also in the field are the Welshmen Ian Woosnam and Phillip Price, the South African James Kingston, the Swede Joakim Haeggman, the Argentines Mauricio Molina and José Coceres and the New Zealander Michael Campbell.

There are also two winners of the Senior Italian Open, the American Clark Dennis (2017 and 2018) and the Welshman Stephen Dodd (2016). 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.

The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they apply outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf which, almost always based on self-control and the free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously or lightly, due to non-compliance by many players of the game rules.

In addition to the rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing your game with due respect to the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.