I prefer those pro-am golf tournaments, where I can not only enjoy the golf tournament itself and the services of the hosting golf club, but also the local culture.
A golf tournament hosted by a colorful and exciting region & golf club – such as Antognolla Golf Club in Umbria – can provide a much richer experience.
Antognolla Golf Club is not so cut off from the world. Perugia International Airport receives Ryanair, British Airways, Transavia (among the others) direct flights from London, Vienna, Brussels, Rotterdam, Barcelona, etc. It can be exciting to come by car and enjoy the beauty of the Umbria region too.
Umbria is known as the “green heart of Italy” because of its lush green hills, fertile farmland, green valleys, wooded hills, and mountains, the landscape is very reminiscent of Tuscany.
The Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] has just signed a three-year partnership with the Antognolla Golf Club. As part of the partnership, Antognolla Golf Club will host the Antognolla International Pro-Am by +Energia from 01 – 04 November 2022.
I already shared with you in April, but I would like to tell you again that the Antognolla Golf Club has got a Robert Trent Jones Jr.-design golf course: 18 holes, 6071m, par-71. Those of us who had played there before knows how picturesque/instagrammable is every hole of the golf course.
Antognolla Golf Club has already hosted two major golf tournaments:
- 2019 PGA Italian Championship,
- 2021 Antognolla Alps Open (as part of the 2021 Alps Tour).
My friends especially like the par-5 8th hole because of its 40-meter height difference, and the ravine in the middle of the ravine.
My favorite is the 2nd hole since it requires accuracy over distance and the green is undulating and guarded on the left and right by bunkers.
Antognolla International Pro-Am by +Energia
The 2022 Antognolla International Pro-Am is open to all PGA Members and trainees as recognized by their respective National PGA.
A limited number of exemptions may be considered provided that the Professional is a member in good standing of an organization that is considered a Professional Member of the International Golf Federation.
Amateur participants must be in possession of a valid handicap certificate. The handicap index limit is 28 for men and 36 for ladies.
This handicap index will be sloped first, then reduced to a 75% allowance. The resulting playing handicap will also be limited to 28 for men and 36 for ladies.
Agenda of the Antognolla International Pro-Am by +Energia
- 31st October – arrival
- 1st November – practice round & welcome reception
- 2nd November – 1st round
- 3rd November – 2nd round
- 4th November – final round & prize presentation
- 5th November – departures
- Three overall team prizes (1st, 2nd 3rd) will be awarded in the 54-Hole Pro-Am;
- Longest Drive (Men, COURSE/ROUND TBC);
- Longest Drive (Ladies, COURSE/ROUND TBC);
- Nearest to the Pin (All in one category, COURSE/ROUND TBC).
The Professional Prize Fund is €30,000 based on a maximum of 22 teams competing in the Pro-Am.
As you can see this is not an average pro-am golf tournament, but a really colorful and exciting one. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Apply now for the Antognolla International Pro-Am by +Energia!
Entries will close on 05 October 2022 at 17:00 CEST.
This article is brought to you by Antognolla International Pro-Am by +Energia.