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WELCOME

IGFR Italy has the honor of inviting you to join us for 58th IGFR World Championship which will take place in Rome from 1 to 7 July 2023.

Rome, the capital of Italy, is a majestic city, sometimes magical.

It is an open-air museum: its monuments and churches testify to its magnificence and its history.

It has an irresistible and timeless charm, with its streets and squares that emanate scents of happiness.

Walking through the streets of Rome and playing on the chosen courses for the 58th IGFR World Championship will be a fantastic and in some ways unrepeatable experience.

You will have the opportunity to play on the course of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, where the 2023 Ryder Cup will take place immediately after the 58th IGFR World Championship!

IGFR Italy will be happy to share with you this magnificent experience and to make you discover historical and prestigious golf courses.

We are waiting for you!

Andrea Oddi

IGFR President

Dear members and friends of the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, on behalf of the Board and my Presidency, I would like to welcome you right now to the upcoming 58th IGFR World Championship, which will take place in Rome, Italy.
The Organizing Committee is working hard to celebrate with all of you your participation in this important event in the places where the Ryder Cup 2023 will take place.
In its more than 50 years of existence, IGFR International has contributed a lot in promoting Friendship and Fellowship within Rotarians Golfer.
I’m sure IGFR will continue to grow and prosper in the years to come. We are honored to host you and wish you to spend days of competition in peace and harmony according to the spirit of the best Rotarian tradition.
Have fun, enjoy golf, enjoy Rotary.

Fabrizio Bianchi

Organizing Committee President

Dear Rotarian Golfers and Partners, with our common feelings that keep us together in our actions for Rotary it is with great pleasure and intimate satisfaction that I extend to you on behalf of the Organizing Committee and my own personal heartfelt welcome to the 58th IGFR World Championship. We are working enthusiastically and with all our energy to host you in the best possible way and allow you a stay that can live up to your expectations according to the traditions that characterize IGFR meetings. The evocative atmosphere of Rome rich in history, monuments and beauty will be the setting for our competition that will take place over several days on world-class courses including the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club official home of the 2023 Ryder Cup. It will therefore be an opportunity to meet once again in large numbers to share our common golfing passion in an exceptional setting that, we are sure, will be experienced by all with friendship and in full Rotary spirit. We are happy to meet you and look forward to seeing you in Rome !

Francesco Tardella

IGFR Italy President

Dear Rotarians, Partners and Friends of Rotary, on behalf of IGFR Italy I am very pleased to welcome you all to the next 58th IGFR World Championship. The selected location is Rome, the majestic and magical capital of Italy.
We will be able to play on prestigious golf courses, including the home of the Ryder Cup 2023, and go to the discovery of millenary beauties. We will spend days in the name not only of golf, but also of solidarity. In fact, IGFR Italy has been supporting the “Golf4Autism” project for 2 years, aimed at bringing children and teens with autism closer to golf. This project aims to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people (and their families) and thanks to IGFR Italy already involves more than 20 Italian Rotary Clubs belonging to 6 different Districts. IGFR Italy considers it essential to welcome disability so that every person has access to resources and opportunities. All people have visible and invisible qualities that make them unique and for this reason they have the right to fully belong to their community. I send You all my best wishes for a beautiful time.
Welcome!

Franco Chimenti

Federazione Italiana Golf President

2023 will be a historic and unrepeatable year for Italian golf thanks to the Ryder Cup that will be held in autumn in Rome. Among the events that will celebrate the approach to the Europe-USA competition, I am particularly happy that the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians has assigned to Italy the organization of 58th IGFR World Championship. The tournament will be held on the playing courses of four high-profile Lazio Golf clubs such as Marco Simone – home of the Ryder Cup 2023 – Olgiata, Parco de’ Medici and Castelgandolfo. Thanks to the commitment of the Italian Association of Rotarians Golfers (IGFR – Italy), the competition will be combined with the “Golf4Autism” project, a golf lessons program for children with autism spectrum disorder with a strong inclusive value that the The Italian Golf Federation is carrying out together with the Golf Teachers of “Golf Program” and the Association “Una breccia nel Muro”. Competitiveness and aggregation will go hand in hand in the name of golf, a sport that shares the founding values of Rotary International such as friendship, loyalty and respect for the development of relationships. I am sure that all participants in the World Championship of Rotarians Golfers will have a unique experience, surrounded from the majesty of Rome which, thanks to this event, will strengthen its attractiveness as a leading destination for golf tourism.