Italians have always been great sports fans. Mostly known for speed in their sport (car racing, cycling, downhill skiing), golf has always been more of a social sport. Over the years, golf has slowly gained more prominence with some beautiful course designs and world class golfers.
The Spirit International has benefited greatly from this and Italy has had representation at The Spirit since 2003. Their best finish was 7th in 2009 with the team of Matteo Manassero, Andrea Pavan, Anna Roscio and Alessandra De Poli De Luigi.
Italy will once again filed a team at the 2013 Spirit International and we look forward to seeing the next generation of Italian golfers on the fairways of Whispering Pines.
For a quick look at golf in Italy, check out the video below: