In Lombardy a project to bring golf to schools

The goal of the national project 'Golf in Schools', implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit, the Ministry of Sport and Youth, and the Institute for Sports Credit, was presented today at the Belvedere di Palazzo Lomba

by Andrea Gussoni
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In Lombardy a project to bring golf to schools
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The goal of the national project 'Golf in Schools', implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit, the Ministry of Sport and Youth, and the Institute for Sports Credit, was presented today at the Belvedere di Palazzo Lombardia.

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"An important opportunity to promote this sport in our country, where it is unjustly considered niche," commented the President of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana. "We hope it becomes attractive and we are working to make it accessible even for the younger generation." According to Fontana, golf is a sport that can be fully integrated into our schools and, at the same time, can serve as a vehicle for tourism promotion.

The project has already received the participation of students from the Enzo Bontempi Comprehensive Institute - Agrate Brianza Primary School, the Busnago Comprehensive Institute, and the Luigi Angelini Comprehensive Institute - Almenno San Bartolomeo Primary School (Bergamo), who were present at Palazzo Lombardia today.

"Lombardy Region supports and promotes sports," emphasized Lara Magoni, regional undersecretary with responsibility for Sport and Youth. "Today's event is truly extraordinary. The recent Ryder Cup showed us how popular golf is: in Lombardy, we have 68 clubs and over 24,000 members, significant numbers for promoting this discipline within primary schools with a growth path for young athletes, but above all, sports-minded citizens." The rules of golf are a set of standard norms and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

They are jointly written and managed by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf worldwide, except for the United States and Mexico, which fall under the jurisdiction of the United States Golf Association.

A committee of experts composed of members from the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in effect since January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that enhance understanding and those that, in certain cases, reduce penalties to ensure fairness.

The rulebook, titled "Rules of Golf," is regularly published and also includes regulations governing amateur status. In Italy, Federgolf is responsible for overseeing competitions, ensuring compliance with the rules issued by the R&A, monitoring that these norms are observed by clubs, associations, and their members, and managing the resulting sports justice, safeguarding their interests abroad.

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