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All in the hole at Trajan’s Markets for the “Italy Best Golf Night After Ryder Cup” immersed in ancient Rome

Superjet sport to launch a fantastic mix: passion and holidays. Golf takes center stage in the epic photograph of the Imperial Forums at Trajan’s Markets. Golf wears the majestic exclusivity of the eternal city which makes the prestigious international event of the Ryder Cup magical, giving a dream atmosphere. So all in the hole at Trajan’s Markets for the “Italy Best Golf Night After Ryder Cup” immersed in ancient Rome. After Ryder Cup but with the green and the beauty linked to golf between gaming and tourism as the common denominator.

Best Golf wanted to seize the opportunity of Ryder Cup Rome 2023, prestigious challenge between the Europe team and the USA team with the protagonists of world golf taking place on the greens of Marco Simone, to announce important news in the world of sports tourism with particular attention to tourists who travel in the company of their golf bag and love to discover new territories and fields. At the Italy Best Golf night after Ryder in the setting of Trajan’s Markets in the heart of Ancient Rome, an event organized by Paolo Garlando (Travel marketing & Communication Manager) with the patronage of the Italian Sports Press Union and AIPS the international association of sports journalists with Awards Press Golf, attended by personalities from the world of sport and tourism experts, Italian and foreign journalists engaged at the Marco Simone Golf Club for the Ryder Cup. The presence of 15 ambassadors sealed the international nature of the evening organized with the support of Roma Capitale, Lazio Region, Convention Bureau, Federalberghi, Federgolf Lazio and the creative collaboration of Deborah Garlando, event manager and founder of MHR.

Alessandro Onorato (Councillor for Major Events, Sport, Tourism and Fashion of the Municipality of Rome) did the honors by opening the institutional greetings, followed by Luciano Crea (President of the Culture, Entertainment, Sport and Tourism Commission) who brought the greetings from the President of the Lazio Region Francesco Rocca, Onorio Rebecchini (President of the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau) and Rossana Ciuffetti (Director of Sport Impact and Sport School of Sport e Salute SpA).

Paolo Garlando presented BESTGOLF.WORLD, the international version of the Best Golf portal launched in Italy and successfully tested in recent years. A unique feature of Best Golf is that it allows golf tourists to organize and book a complete golf holiday: green fees, hotels, local tourist services. Worldwide the platform will allow you to book golf courses and local tourist services in every part of the world.

The booking engine that allows all this has been developed: it is BesTime Tourist Time Machine. It is an innovative system that creates a personalized calendar, through which each user of the site plans, books and pays for their golf holiday. The BesTime personal calendar can be shared with your travel companions and everyone can insert the experience to be had in the joint holiday, thus creating a real dynamic logbook of the trip. Every experience, be it sports, accommodation or tours can be paid for at any time of the holiday.

Today the BesTime engine is also used by territorial or thematic portals such as the largest Italian consortium with 66 affiliated Italian golf courses and by the DMO that offers golf tourism in Lazio and Rome . The BesTime engine allows territorial development by creating links between territorial suppliers and interested customers, works on the network and on the local economy. With, Best Golf’s worldwide model, it is already possible to book courses in 8 countries on 3 continents with the promise that within 18 months players from all over the world will be able to book a golf holiday on the 5 continents. The Trajan’s Markets were colored with ink by the award “Golf and those who tell it: stories of sports, champions and territories” which gave the parterre prestige with “pens of excellence” from the world of sports information.

The President of the Italian Sports Press Union (USSI) Gianfranco Coppola, also representing Gianni Merlo, president of AIPS, masterfully managed the space dedicated to the relevance of information in the context of the narrative of sport which validates places, culture and tourism. Awarded: ’40 years of experience’ by Iacopo Volpi Director of Rai Sport; ‘the style and authority of the voice and face now dedicated to Golf’ by Massimo De Luca; ‘the story that enhances the beauty of golf’ by Francesca Piantanida of Sky Italia; ‘the expertise and passion’ of James Corrigan of The Telegraph and ‘the reference news for the world of golf’ of Ewan Murray signed by The Guardian.

Special award to Franco Chimenti (President of the Italian Golf Federation) for his extraordinary contribution to the world of Golf with a memorial to the illustrious journalist and expert in the sector Fulvio Golob. Carlo Scatena (President of the Lazio Italian Golf Federation Committee) collected the award, presented by Mariano Angelucci (President of the Tourism, Fashion and International Relations Commission), who with Chimenti will create a dedicated moment during the Ryder Cup Rome 2023 at Marco Simone.

Paolo Garlando for Best Golf also presented the loyalty award to the Castelgandolfo Country Club golf course as the course with the most green fees sold through the Best Golf platform. The evening ended with a fascinating raffle. The Rocco Forte Hotels chain is giving away a holiday to one of the two foreign journalists, 3 days at the Verdura Golf Resort in Sicily and 2 at the De La Ville in Rome. Between the two journalists in the running, the voucher was won by James Corrigan of The Thelegraph who will return home with an exceptional Ryder Cup in his pocket, the USSI journalistic prize “Golf and those who tell it” and a nice trip that will bring him back soon in the Bel Paese. The award was presented by Donato Di Ponziano, linked to the hotel chain and with several editions of the Ryder Cup behind him, an Italian excellence in the world golf circuit. Between Italy Best Golf and the new Best Golf World platform, passing of the baton in the incomparable Trajan’s Markets between music, dance, lights, good food, bubbles and wine but above all art, history, culture and golf. The evening was brilliantly hosted by the journalist Anna Maria Di Luca, who has been a witness and narrator of major sporting events for years.