Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy

The Open Day at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome) saw families and children the protagonists of an increasingly engaging sport.

A day on the green with the family in the name of fun, aggregation and competition, in total safety and in compliance with current Covid-19 regulations. At the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome), the home of the 2023 Ryder Cup, the Open Day was the second seasonal stop on the Road to Rome 2023 and was a huge success. An early Christmas gift for children who had never played the sport before and for professionals and amateurs, who have experienced the thrill of playing on the next Ryder Cup course in the Road to Rome 2023 Pro-Am. Another important step in the approach towards the challenge between Europe and the USA which will see Italy at the center of the world of golf.

From Villa Borghese to Marco Simone, taking great steps towards the Europe-USA challenge - After the success of "Golf in the square", the first Road to Rome 2023 event which last October transformed Piazza di Siena (Villa Borghese) into a "green", the Italian Golf Federation, with the support of the Infront official advisor and Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, has opened its doors to the golfers of tomorrow with free test lessons with the support of qualified coaches. An event, in the presence of Gian Paolo Montali, General Manager of the Ryder Cup 2023 Project, which confirmed the inclusive strength of a discipline for all ages, where parents can challenge their children on the green.

Road to Rome 2023 Pro-Am: success of Lipparelli's team. In the "theater" of the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup, which in 2023 will be held for the first time in its history in Italy, there is also space for competition with the Road to Rome 2023 Pro-Am. There were 20 teams (made up of one professional and three amateurs) who put on a show on the course that has already become a point of reference worldwide. In the award ceremony, applause for the winning team (with -22) led by the professional Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli and by the amateurs Luca Lombardozzi, Lorenzo Lombardozzi and Massimo Caputi. Second place (-20) for the team of Enrico Di Nitto and the amateurs Tullio Di Rosa, Tommaso Scarfagna and Luca Perfili. In third position (-18) the pro Alessandro Cardini together with his teammates Simone Perfili, Riccardo Renghi and Alessio Mancini. Fourth (-17) the team led by Gianluca Pietrobono and made up of amateurs Cesare Mancini, Andreina Pupa D’Angelo and Alessandro Fiorini. Fifth place for the team composed of Andrea Romano and the amateurs Federico Carletti, Oliviero Giuntarelli and Paolo Giuntarelli. A challenge which also saw the participation of Giuseppe Incocciati, former footballer among the protagonists of Maradona's Napoli, with a team made up of golfers with disability. Tommaso Perrino - the first Paralympian to have played the Italian Open in 2020 (also competing in 2021) and winner of the Italian Disability Open Sanofi Genzyme 2021 - took the field with Alessandro Petrianni, Vittorio Cascino and Paolo Fancelli.

The Partners - With the collaboration of Infront (Official Advisor of the FIG), the Open Day was supported by DS Automobiles (Main Partner); Fideuram (Official Bank); Kappa (Technical Supplier); Lindt Italia and Eureco (Official Supplier); Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport and Il Giornale (Media Partner).

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