In the hole for a smile, a great charity pro am

“In the hole for a smile” was played last Friday at the Golf Brianza in Usmate under a beautiful sun. The pro am was a splendid showcase for Dravet Italia onlus, the association that helps those suffering from the syndrome of the same name.

Many Italian golf greats responded to the invitation of president Isabella Brambilla despite the postponement (due to bad weather) from the original date. On the field in Usmate there were, among others, players engaged on various European tours such as Matteo Manassero, Lorenzo Scalise, Filippo Bergamaschi and Virginia Elena Carta, the great promise of Italian women’s golf. Alongside them are well-known professionals and masters such as Roberto and Nicola Zappa, Akim Hassan, Laura Sedda …

“In the hole for a smile”, the pro am

The pros drove amateur players from all over Italy on the 18 holes in Brianza in order to help and finance research. On the pitch, the gross first prize went to the team made up of Bergamaschi, actor Kaspar Capparoni, Cristian Marchesini and journalist Michele Gallerani. To win the first net the quartet with Carta, Davide Cardillo, Franco Guerrieri and Luca Rigoldi.

And since such a beautiful day could not fail to be a worthy closing in the evening, all the participants gathered for dinner in the clubhouse of the club. During the convivial moment, the opportunity to help those who are ill was not lost. So the bags and sticks of the professionals and Milan uniforms autographed by Ibrahimovic, Maldini, Baresi, Rebic and Tomori went to auction.

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.