Florioli's family, father and son like Tiger Woods

At the Golf Nazionale di Sutri, in the province of Viterbo, the National Open Championship will close the Italian Pro Tour 2023

by Andrea Gussoni
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Florioli's family, father and son like Tiger Woods
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At the Golf Nazionale di Sutri, in the province of Viterbo, the National Open Championship will close the Italian Pro Tour 2023. From 22 to 25 November, on the Coverciano green, the 83rd edition of the tournament will be staged which will see Aron Zemmer, 33 year old from Bolzano, defending the title won in 2022 when he dominated the scene by seven shots ahead of amateur Tommaso Rossin.

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Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st, the Pro-Am will precede the competition, which will see 22 teams made up of one professional and three amateurs on the field. Among these there will also be former footballers Christian Panucci and Giuseppe Incocciati.

Then it will get serious. Competing at the National Open Championship were 78 competitors, including 65 professionals and 13 amateurs. With Zemmer, other past winners will pursue success such as, among others, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa (2021 and 2018), Giulio Castagnara (2020), Enrico Di Nitto (2017), Filippo Bergamaschi (2016) and Lorenzo Gagli (2010).

From father to son, it will in fact be a special occasion for Massimo and Marco Florioli. The former won the tournament in 1997 and now, in addition to being the father, he is also his son's teacher on the pitch. Who last year, with Filippo Celli and Pietro Bovari, won the world team championship for amateurs (first time for Italy).

And now Marco, among the best Italian talents, will try to emulate his father with the aim of winning the National Open Championship himself, 26 years after Massimo. In the history of the event, four children have already emulated their fathers by climbing to the top step of the podium.

The last was Marco Bernardini in 2008, when he followed in the footsteps of his father Roberto (four-time champion of the tournament, the last in 1975). The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals.

Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf, which, almost always based on the self-control and free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, consciously at times, but often unconsciously or through carelessness, due to non-compliance on the part of many players of the game rules.

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

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