Golf is becoming more and more inclusive. Being outdoors, immersed in nature to try to hit a ball and stimulate mind and body is the goal that Villa Paradiso and Golf Green Monza have been proposing since September. In Cornate d’Adda, disabled children affiliated with the Brianza club train every Tuesday. Among various professionals involved on European tours passing through Villa Paradiso and amateurs next door, on the driving range the guys from “Golf Green Monza” put themselves to the test, flanked by PGAI instructors.
The experience of “Golf Green Monza” was born two years from an offshoot of the AIAS (National Association of Spastic Assistance) under the supervision of Rosarita Trombetta Volpi. Villa Paradiso is now the landing point of a long journey. That club allows several young people with disabilities to cultivate a passion for sport. Playing golf is a great motivational boost for kids. “We train children with physical, intellectual and sensitive disabilities to make them, first of all, have fun”
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“In recent years a lot has been achieved – say from“ Golf Green Monza ”-. Some of our athletes have participated in important international meetings, winning prestigious medals, including gold. We train children with physical, intellectual and sensitive disabilities to make them have fun first and foremost. Then, if they wish, we help them grow athletically to participate in national or international competitions ”.
“Golf is a sport that is truly open to everyone – echoes Felice Colombo, president of the club -. We are proud to host the “Golf Green” boys on the Cornate driving range. Our 18 holes are available to anyone who wants to learn about golf. We are waiting for school groups, sports groups and even those who have never set foot in a golf club “. The invitation is certainly not to be dropped on deaf ears.
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.