Even during the 29th week of the year, July 18-24, golf events don’t go on vacation. There are the usual appointments for the major professional tournaments, but there are also amateur appointments from the Italian Golf Association.
Golf and events
Alpine Tour – Open Rome Alps 2022
This week, the Alp players return to Italy for the 2022 Rome Alps Open. The event will take place at the Parco de’ Medici Golf Club in Rome from Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23.
At the end of the season, with only 2 events scheduled before the Alpine Tour Grand Final, the top 5 players in the final standings standings will receive their Challenge Tour Card which is why each stage gets more and more “greater pride”.
Most of this season’s winners will compete in Rome: Italian Gregorio de Leo, current captain of the Order of Merit, French Tom Vaillant (amateur), and currently third in the standings, Dutchman Vince van Veen, veteran of last week’s victory, along with Quinn Quinar and Davy Porcius, and Blue Stefano Mazoli, Spain’s Manuel Murugan, France’s Xavier Poncelet, Adrien Bandarez, and amateurs Tom Vaillant and Ohan Guillamondegui.
Of the 144 players who will compete for a prize of 40 thousand euros, the Italians number over 60. The Parco de’ Medici Golf Club hosts 27 holes divided into three different 9-hole courses. The championship course was designed by Italian architect Davide Mezzacane and designed by American Peter Fazio.
For this week’s event, the course will be equal to 72 from 6,389 yards. This course has hosted several international tournaments in the past, including the qualifying schools for the Alpine Tour 2020 and the mixed event of the Alpine Open 2021, played with LETAS players.
It is a challenging and challenging golf course, with strategically located bunkers and water hazards. The course is located between the city of Rome and the sea and is one of the few golf courses in Italy with an atmosphere similar to the Scottish bonds.
Notiziegolf’s cameras will be on hand to follow the event closely. Challenge Tour – Big Green Egg German Challenge powered by VcG
This week, July 21-24, Road to Mallorca heads to Germany for the VcG-powered Big Green Egg German Challenge, which takes place at Wittelsbacher Golfclub.
The road to Mallorca 2021 saw four German players receive a DP World Tour 2022 ticket: Yannick Paul, Marcel Schneider, Marcel Simm and Hurley Long.
This is the second edition of the event. Spaniard Angel Hidalgo claimed his first Challenge Tour title at the inaugural edition last year, taking advantage of a last-minute invitation to play at Wittelsbacher Golfclub once again.
Dutchman Lars van Megel and Britain’s John Barry and Jimmy Rutherford will be in attendance this week after their excellent performances at the 150th Open. The three players made a cut at St Andrews: Barry and Van Miguel tied for 53rd with four sub-par, while Rutherford finished 83rd.
There will be ten Italians on the pitch: Andrea Romano, Luca Cianchetti, Lorenzo Scales, Matteo Manasero, Aaron Zimmer, Jacopo Vicki Fossa, Enrico De Neto, Federico Macario, Eduardo Raffaele Liparelli and Filippo Bergamci.
DP World Tour – Kazu Classic
The world of golf has just returned from the exciting 150th Open, but the show is on, and in Europe that means a short trip to England for the Cazoo Classic. This is the first of the three DP World Championships named after the car rental company, and Wales and France will be the next venues.
Scotsman Calum Hill won the inaugural edition of the event in 2021, but on a different course, London Golf Club, bypassing Rasmus Hoggard on the final day of competition. This year the competition takes place in Hillside, a true coastal league with a rich history of tournaments.
The trail consists of two different landscapes: nine holes on flat terrain, while the nine deeper holes are often compared to Ballybunion, Ireland, for dune landscapes. Hole 11 is one of the most famous English links, with views from its tee that extend not only over nearby Berkdale (and Southport, on the other side) but also out to sea. ‘Ireland.
Hillside will require a lot of the skills honed last week at Old Course in St Andrews to get a good grade. The austerity around the Greens is a feature of the course, but the overall tough and hard path will reward players’ strategy, approach implementation and shots.