‘Rimini 2018’ – Happy Memories
29/09/2018

The 44th European Rotary Open Golf Championship was another fantastic encounter!

Perfect weather conditions, more than 200 participants, great golf courses.

Delicious food, very tasty wines …….

A well organized Opening and Flag raising ceremony, followed by a most delicate ‘Grand Hotel’ buffet, was a perfect ‘shotgun’ for a superb week of golf and fellowship.

We had the opportunity to play the magnificent Le Fonti Golf Club, placed in the fascinating Sillaro valley. The Adriatic Golf club Cervia and the Riviera golf club were also ideal places to enjoy our favorite sport. A great day tour to Ravenna, the city with ancient origins and a glorious past, highlighted the Unesco World Heritage monuments.

‘Playing golf’ was of course the main focus of all participants. With the company of Female n° 1 Pro golfer in Italy, Giulia Sergas, everybody played great golf!!!

Unfortunately not everyone could win. But the main result was that all participants fully enjoyed this great week in Rimini.

Rtn Robert Meier from Austria received the championship’s trophy from GFR Europe president Luc Salens. Robert became the 2018 European champion with a round of 79 and 75, 154 in total.

Congratulations Robert. Lots of prizes were distributed to the many other successful golfers.

Also standing ovations at the end of the Gala dinner to thank main sponsor ‘Maserati’ and all the other people and companies who contributed to the success of this memorable Rotary event.

The overall winner was however the ‘Golfing fellowship of Rotarians’, a glamorous gathering of friends who shared these unforgettable happy moments.

Next meeting on the Canary Islands in Tenerife from 0ctober 7th till 12th 2019. Be there!

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