• To develop and promote worldwide friendship in a sporting, relaxing way
  • To serve the community and humanity in Belgium, through golfing
  • To promote international understanding and peace
  • To support all Rotary Golf events organised by the GFR countries within the scope of Rotarian friendship
  • To recruit Rotarian Golfers to join our Golfing Fellowship
  • To inform them about all upcoming golf events worldwide
  • To encourage Rotary clubs in Belgium to organise Golf events in their region 
Thierry Koch

thierry.koch@telenet.be

President

Paul Smitz

paulsmitz@outlook.com

Secretary

Lieven Diependaele

lievendiependaele@diependaele-advocatuur.be

Treasurer

Frédéric Vink

fredericvink@skynet.be

Past President

Francis Flamant

flamant.francis@gmail.com

Sponsoring

Philippe Ghys

philippe.ghys@skynet.be

PR & Communication

In 1964, the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (I.G.F.R.) hosted its first annual world championship in St Andrews, Scotland. Later, under the impulse of Rtn Gaston Barras from Switzerland, the European branch was also founded with an annual ‘European Rotary Golf Championship’.

In 1982 our friend Leslie Peeters (RC Zeebrugge-Oosthoek) founded the Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians – Belgium/Luxembourg together with his Luxembourg friend and Rotarian Armand Delvaux.

Leslie hosted the 10th European Championship in Belgium in 1984. This was repeated in 2002 and the 28th European Championship under the chairmanship of Eddy Smitz (RC Eeklo) was immediately a great success! More than 200 participants battled each other for three days on the grounds of the Zoute, Ostend and Damme. Thanks to the many sponsors, our circle of friends was able to transfer a check for € 12,500 to Polio Plus and an amount of € 37,500 to the “Nepal Orthopedic Hospital”. In 2017, a European Championship was held in our country for the 3rd time. ‘Bruges 2017’ the 43rd European Open Championship was also a topper. A very nice video montage was made of this tournament. It’s worth sitting down for a while. (surf to News!)

The National Tournament has been held annually since 1982.
In the beginning there were even two a year, The ‘Holiday Cup’, a 4 Ball Best Ball in the spring, and the Governor’s Cup in the fall. Recently 1 major National Championship, the Leslie Peeters Memorial.

 

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