After the victory at The Masters, the first major 2021 of men’s golf, Hideky Matsuyama was received and awarded by the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, who also thanked him for giving joy and luster to the country, ten years after the Tōhoku tsunami.
Matsuyama, Suga’s statements
“You have encouraged the affected areas ten years after the disaster, contributing significantly to the advancement of sport in Japan by giving many young people the opportunity to believe in achieving dreams”
These are the words of Suga addressed to Matsuyama. The golfer, who wore the “Green Jacket” (symbol of The Masters), presented a green tournament hat and an Augusta National GC flag to the Japanese premier. He also explained that now his hope “is to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Games”
In Italy it is possible again to organize and play golf competitions in the yellow zone. The good news was communicated in time by the Federgolf. After the one relating to the abolition of the examination of the rules, the Federation issues another circular (number 16), less surprising than the previous one but very much awaited.
Starting from April 26, 2021 it is allowed, exclusively for the territories located in the yellow zone, to carry out any sporting golf activity outdoors, in compliance with the guidelines adopted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Sport.
After careful analysis of the current legislation and unless otherwise and any guidance should be provided by the Department of Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, any golf sporting activity, events, demonstrations and competitions (including social and pro -am) if carried out outdoors and in compliance with the Federal Protocol.
With reference to the performance of the amateur sports activity referred to there, the use of changing rooms is prohibited unless otherwise established by the guidelines referred to in the first sentence. For the territories located in the orange and red areas, the prescriptions made with previous legislative measures remain valid and effective.
A great step forward after months of lockouts or general play. Once again it’s up to us now to respect the rules (not just those of golf) so that golf never stops.