- From 28 to 30 May, the Margara Golf Club in Fubine Monferrato (Alessandria) will host the 25th edition of the Ladies European Tour tournament which, for the first time, will stop in Piedmont
It’s a return and an historic milestone for the Ladies Italian Open, which is back on the Ladies European Tour schedule seven years after the last time and is preparing to celebrate a quarter of a century. The 25th edition of the tournament will be played from 28 to 30 May at the Margara Golf Club in Fubine Monferrato (Alessandria), for the first time in Piedmont.
The green turns pink towards the Ryder Cup 2023 – A highly prestigious event included in the Ryder Cup 2023 Project, the path towards the Europe-USA challenge scheduled from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club of Rome. With the support of the Piedmont Region, the Italian Golf Federation led by Franco Chimenti – in agreement with the Official Advisor Infront – aims to enhance the value of a region with a golfing tradition and great tourist appeal with a tournament dedicated to eco-sustainability and respect for the environment.
The golf show doubles – In the year in which the men’s 78th Italian Open will be played from 2 to 5 September at the Ryder Cup home, on the renovated Marco Simone G&CC competition course in Rome, Italian golf will also celebrate the return of the most eagerly awaited “pink” event.
Three days of competition, 126 players – The queens of the top continental golf circuit will battle it out in a tournament that promises to be highly anticipated, and which will give further impetus to the growth of the women’s movement in Italy. There will be 126 players in the field and the event will offer a total prize money of 200,000 euros.
Seven years have passed since the 24th edition, staged at the Golf Club Perugia in 2014 and won by the English (but born in Germany) Florentyna Parker. This is one of the great news stories for Italy in 2021, for a tournament that returns to its former glory.
From the first event in 1987 at the GC Croara di Gazzola (Piacenza) to that of 2021 in Piedmont, a region that on 27 October 2019 in Turin, “home” of the Molinari brothers, saw over 3,000 people in Piazza San Carlo and Via Roma as protagonists in the fourth event of the “Road to Rome 2023” (also present the official Ryder Cup trophy), a stage of approach to the Italian Ryder Cup.
The Margara Golf Club hosts the Ladies Italian Open for the first time – In Monferrato, a world heritage site, stands the Margara Golf Club, built in 1970 and completed in 1972 and which, for the first time ever, will host the Ladies Italian Open.
A golfing excellence surrounded by nature between hills, vineyards and the Alps in the background. There are two competition fields, both with 18 holes. The first, “Path Glauco Lolli Ghetti” – in memory of the founder Glauco Lolli Ghetti, who was an Italian shipowner and sports manager, named Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1973 -, is surrounded by tall trees and allows you to play among oaks, willows and maple trees along the wide fairways that develop between the hills of Monferrato. The second, “La Guazzetta”, features a more modern architecture and alternates more technical holes.
The Margara Golf Club has already been the venue for 21 editions of the Challenge Tour between 1981 and 2008 and this year will also host the Italian Challenge Open (competition of the second men’s continental circuit scheduled from 22 to 25 July).
From Miguel Angel Jimenez to Henrik Stenson, Costantino Rocca and Edoardo Molinari, many champions gave a show to Fubine Monferrato, in a club where tradition, innovation and respect for the territory coexist on the green. In 2019, the Margara Golf Club received the “Committed to the green” award, an environmental recognition promoted by the Italian Golf Federation, with the support of the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo, to promote the eco-sustainable development of golf.
Golf is woman – The Ladies Italian Open confirms the FIG’s commitment to the female universe, as evidenced by the “Golf è donna” project, sponsored by CONI and R&A in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Italia, which can count on the support of 63 Italian “Pink Point” clubs for the development of ad hoc initiatives.