JSmithers claimed his first European eTour victory with a scintillating performance at the Portugal Masters.
“I am playing pretty damn good right now. I have been working on my mental focus, which is really helping with my game.
Last year I played for the fun, but this year is about winning. That was awesome, I felt I couldn’t miss. It was so much fun, I am absolutely over the moon right now. I got laid off with COVID, and I have been lucky enough to find other work, but the $5,000 will go a long way”.
Next up on the European eTour is the BMW International Open, which will be streamed live on June 23. In Italy it is possible again to organize and play golf competitions in the yellow zone. The good news was communicated in time by the Federgolf.
After the one relating to the abolition of the examination of the rules, the Federation issues another circular (number 16), less surprising than the previous one but very much awaited. Starting from April 26, 2021 it is allowed, exclusively for the territories located in the yellow zone, to carry out any sporting golf activity outdoors, in compliance with the guidelines adopted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Department for Sport.
After careful analysis of the current legislation and unless otherwise and any guidance should be provided by the Department of Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, any golf sporting activity, events, demonstrations and competitions (including social and pro -am) if carried out outdoors and in compliance with the Federal Protocol.
With reference to the performance of the amateur sports activity referred to there, the use of changing rooms is prohibited unless otherwise established by the guidelines referred to in the first sentence. For the territories located in the orange and red areas, the prescriptions made with previous legislative measures remain valid and effective.
A great step forward after months of lockouts or general play. Once again it's up to us now to respect the rules (not just those of golf) so that golf never stops.