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PITCH & PUTT
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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.
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!!!"
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!"