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Junior golfers receive a coaching clinic from a Tour star

Young golfers at Vilamoura Golf School had a rare opportunity to learn from one of the greatest disabled golfers in the world.

Organized by Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection before EDGA The Vilamoura Open, February 13-14, Italian Tommaso Perrino demonstrated the fundamentals of the game to local rising stars.

Ranked 12th in the World Raw Disabled Golf Rankings, Perrino, alongside Dom Pedro TPI Certified Golf Coach, David Moura, provided practical tips and technical advice to help attendees improve their skills or introduce them to golf. golf game for the first time. time.

The session was organized in conjunction with EDGA to help raise awareness of golf in the region and show how the sport has had a positive impact, both mental and physical, on people with disabilities.

Commenting on the opportunity to host the clinic, Perrino said: “It was amazing to host the clinic today and to be able to share my experience in golf and EDGA with all participants. EDGA It’s like a family, it gave me so many opportunities to play golf again and compete against the best players in the world.

Eng. Luis Correia da Silva, Managing Director of Dom Pedro Golf, said: “It’s amazing to see so many people in the area showing up to learn more about the game of golf with one of EDGA’s main stars. It’s amazing to hear about Tommaso’s experience in the sport and I hope that by organizing this clinic it will encourage more people, with or without a disability, to get into golf and feel the benefits of it. positive effects.

Tycho Kuiper, one of the participants from the Vilamoura Golf School, described the feeling of being invited to attend the clinic: “It doesn’t matter if you have a disability because golf allows everyone to play regardless of what that you are dealing with. It was amazing to learn from Tommaso today. Golf is the right sport and EDGA makes it possible for players.”

Tony Bennett, President of EDGA, ended by describing the overall experience at Dom Pedro: “I first came to the Dom Pedro course, now called the Dom Pedro Pinhal course, almost forty years ago when I brought 50 golfers for a week of coaching. Since those days I have seen many changes, some on the course and of course some on the clubhouse. However, three things that have not changed are the welcome of the Algarve, the challenge of the course and the feeling that when people go home they already want to come back.

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