CELEBRATING RYDER CUP
THE RYDER CUP TROPHY ARRIVED AT MARCO SIMONE
WITH THE LEGENDS OF GOLF ROCCA AND TORRANCE
Rome – Tuesday September 13th. Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, official host of the Ryder Cup 2022, celebrates the arrival of the trophy with an extraordinary day of sport and solidarity.
There was on “stage” an exceptional performance of two Ryder Cup Legends: Costantino Rocca (3 Ryder Cup) and Sam Torrance (8 Ryder Cup and one as a team captain), which competed in a 9 holes match play.
The president Laura Biagiotti and the vice presidents Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna and Fabio Virgilii, together with the honorary president Nicola Pietrangeli, several sport representatives and show celebrities, welcome the Trophy in the club’s house amphitheater starting with a ceremony led by the journalist Massimo Caputi which gives attention to Marco Simone’s young regional golf players under 12. A perfect passage of the baton between the icons of golf history Costantino Rocca, Sam Torrance and the young talents which represent the golden future of the Italian flag’s golf swing.
The event takes place thanks to the support of the institute “Credito Sportivo”, with the support of the Italian Golf Federation and BMW Rome.
The profit of this special day and the fee of the champion Costantino Rocca will be devolved to the Italian victims of the earthquake of last August.
“I am glad and proud to host for the first time the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone. This extraordinary opportunity became true, thanks to the great effort and vision of the President of the Italian Golf Federation Franco Chimenti and of the President of the ‘Coni’ Giovanni Malagò”, affirms Laura Biagiotti.
Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna adds: “The event ‘Celebrating the Ryder Cup’ enhances the significance of sport values which are an integral part of Marco Simone’s identity. Emphasis and attention on youth, passionate sport celebrations, history of golf, entertainment, solidarity, exclusive gastronomic experiences, art and beauty. Marco Simone is a ‘green dream’ where golf professionals, amateurs and beginners may live unforgettable emotions. Special thanks goes to the Institute of the ‘Credito Sportivo’ and all of those which promptly made this celebration become true.”
The strong connection of Laura and Lavinia Biagiotti between fashion and sport not only emerges with golf: they have been the first fashion designers to introduce this synergy, involving on the Biagiotti’s fashion shows exceptional champions, to celebrate two significant industries which merge to spread the Made in Italy prestige throughout the world.
THE RYDER CUP
Ryder Cup is one of the most significant International golf events. It was played for the first time in the United States in 1927 and takes its name from the english business man Samuel Ryder, donator of the trophy. In the Ryder Cup the United States competes with Europe and it is the only sport event where the “old continent” takes part of a competition as a team. It is played every two years, respectively in an European and American city. Italy won the opportunity to host in Rome the edition of 2022: it will be the third time that such a prestigious golf tournament, will be held outside of Great Britain (following the edition in Spain in 1997 and the one in France planned in 2018).
The Ryder Cup takes place for six days of which three are for practice and the next three are the real tournament where the best 12 european golfers compete with the best 12 American golf players for the prestigious trophy. The tournament doesn’t foresee a monetary reward: the honor of victory is the winning prize.