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2 days ago

IPPA International Pitch & Putt Association

IPPA, a non-profit making organization working to develop the competitive sport of Pitch and Putt by cooperating with golfing authorities worldwide, is organizing a forum to share ideas and projects.

The Forum will be held in ITALY at “Le Robinie Golf Club” (www.lerobinie.com) on Friday and
Saturday, 18/19 October 2019.

Pitch and Putt is developing strongly in many different countries but with divergences: some see it as a simple leisure activity; some as a business opportunity; some as a stepping-stone to golf; many of us as a wonderful sport in its own right. Pitch and Putt is clearly golf, but golf is different from Pitch and Putt. This forum will attempt to bring some cohesion to the development of Pitch and Putt as a competitive sport by exchanging ideas and by offering clear definitions and practical suggestions.

We are inviting any bodies or private persons interested in the development of Pitch and Putt as an amateur sport to contribute to the Forum. The two sessions will include short presentations in English by keynote speakers, with time for questions and answers. The report of the Forum will be published on the IPPA website.

Proposed agenda:
18/10/19 (17.00/20.00)

- “Welcome!” - Carlo FARIOLI - President IPPA
- Presentations by delegates from “Peace & Sport” and “GAISF”
- “IPPA Competition Plan + WPPAR” - Antonio Vasconcelos – President IPPA Competition Committee
- 4 simultaneous workshops, (delegates should choose in advance):
- “Development of the competitive sport of Pitch & Putt worldwide” – John HUDSON
- “Working with golf” (contact with clubs; course building; handicap system) – J. BARRERA
- “IPPA working with major international sporting bodies” – Carlo FARIOLI
- “Working with the tourist industry” – t.b.a.

19/10/19 (17.00/20.00)

- Workshop conclusions in 4 groups
- Workshop reports to full assembly + discussion
- IPPA General Assembly

Please let us know if you wish to introduce another topic or if you wish to help in the presentation of any of these topics.

Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in the “International Pitch & Putt Pairs Tournament”
on Saturday and Sunday as a player or as a spectator.
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IPPA, a non-profit making organization working to develop the competitive sport of Pitch and Putt by cooperating with golfing authorities worldwide, is organizing a forum to share ideas and projects.

The Forum will be held in ITALY at “Le Robinie Golf Club” (www.lerobinie.com) on Friday and
Saturday, 18/19 October 2019.

Pitch and Putt is developing strongly in many different countries but with divergences: some see it as a simple leisure activity; some as a business opportunity; some as a stepping-stone to golf; many of us as a wonderful sport in its own right. Pitch and Putt is clearly golf, but golf is different from Pitch and Putt. This forum will attempt to bring some cohesion to the development of Pitch and Putt as a competitive sport by exchanging ideas and by offering clear definitions and practical suggestions.

We are inviting any bodies or private persons interested in the development of Pitch and Putt as an amateur sport to contribute to the Forum. The two sessions will include short presentations in English by keynote speakers, with time for questions and answers. The report of the Forum will be published on the IPPA website.

Proposed agenda:
 18/10/19 (17.00/20.00)

- “Welcome!”  - Carlo FARIOLI - President IPPA
- Presentations by delegates from “Peace & Sport” and “GAISF”
- “IPPA Competition Plan + WPPAR” - Antonio Vasconcelos – President IPPA Competition Committee
- 4 simultaneous workshops, (delegates should choose in advance):
- “Development of the competitive sport of Pitch & Putt worldwide” – John HUDSON
- “Working with golf” (contact with clubs; course building; handicap system) – J. BARRERA
- “IPPA working with major international sporting bodies” – Carlo FARIOLI
- “Working with the tourist industry” – t.b.a.

19/10/19 (17.00/20.00)

- Workshop conclusions in 4 groups
- Workshop  reports to full assembly + discussion
- IPPA General Assembly

Please let us know if you wish to introduce another topic or if you wish to help in the presentation of any of these topics.

Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in the “International Pitch & Putt Pairs Tournament”
on Saturday and Sunday as a player or as a spectator.
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Two of the most prestigious personalities in the world of Pitch & Putt, write about their past, present and future at the service of Pitch & Putt. Carlo Farioli is the current President of IPPA and John Hudson was the first President of IPPA.

"Dear friends, dear sportsmen who love pitch & putt, who like to play the hardest part of golf, it is my pleasure to welcome you onto the new IPPA website.

2019 is the tenth anniversary of IPPA and it could not be better celebrated thanks to the work of Antonio Vasconcelos and his team of programmers who gave us this web page.

Number 9 is a "magic" number for international Pitch & Putt and for IPPA in particular.

199 ... 9!!! June - Chelmsford (Great Britain) – First European Pitch and Putt Team Championship was held with teams from six countries.

199 ... 9!!! October - Following a meeting that was held in Italy between delegates from England, Ireland and Italy, representatives of 6 P&P associations meet in Dublin and agreed to found the European P&P Association, the first historical stone of governing body for international Pitch and Putt.

200…9!!! First “World Strokeplay Championship” in La Grande Motte, France, under FIPPA “umbrella” – 12 countries, 120 players

200…9!!! After disagreement over membership criteria, a group of countries left FIPPA and founded IPPA, with one federation per country, including golf federations

201…9!!! Now begins a new era for IPPA. International P&P is proposed as a true sport that embraces P&P national federations and associations in one with golf; to promote and spread the sport, with the fundamental recognition of R&A for IPPA projects, programs and initiatives for golf worldwide.

2019….and for many years to come: AD MAIORA.

Many thanks to all!!!"
Carlo Farioli
IPPA President
"I discovered the competitive sport of Pitch & Putt 20 years ago and fell in love with it immediately. I soon changed from a mediocre golfer to a less-than-average P&P player and tried to convince others that this was different from golf, faster, more accessible and, above all, more fun!

My friends and colleagues, first in EPPA and then later in FIPPA, realizing that I would never make a good player, tried to turn me into an administrator. When a group decided to found IPPA in 2009 they asked me to preside over this venture to work more closely with golf. We were fortunate to obtain the ongoing support of the R&A and we can now boast a membership of 30 countries and we are still growing.

Since my close friend Carlo Farioli replaced me as president, IPPA has taken on a new dimension and more recognition as an international sport thanks to his work with other international bodies such as Panathlon International, Peace and Sport, CSIT and GAISF. With Antonio Vasconcelos as president of our Competition Committee and Pablo Chaves heading our Rules and Referees Committee, we have good links with R&A, EGA and IGF.

It is also Antonio Vasconcelos who has monitored the launch of this new interactive website and, given the competence and motivation of the whole team, I truly believe that this wonderful sport is at long last going to achieve the rank and recognition it deserves on the international sporting scene.

Which means that I can now concentrate entirely on improving my game. My main ambition in 2019 will be to record my 16th hole-in-one – its such fun!"
John Hudson
IPPA Past President
If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
Lee Trevino
Six times Major winner
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