Golf course design firm Pizá Golf has designed a new short course at Club Regatas, a social and sports club located in Lima, Peru.
Club Regatas commissioned Pizá Golf to design a short course that met with the standards required of the International Pitch and Putt Federation in order for it to be considered to stage international competitions. The course will also serve as a welcome addition to the facilities available to club members and as a venue to help grow the game of golf in Peru.
“I want to thank Club Regatas for placing their trust in us and particularly golf committee director Alvaro Dammert who played a key role in the success of this short game facility,” said Agustin Pizá, founder of Pizá Golf “This is the first time an official pitch and putt golf course has been recognised in the country.
“We are so proud to be a part of golf history in Peru. I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in the inaugural event held on the course on December 1, in what we hope will be the first of many national and international competitions.”
Forty players participated in the first Pitch and Putt tournament in Peru, including women and men. Twenty of players which were from Chile and the El Regatas and its board represented the remaining twenty which included the club’s President Jaime Cornejo, Vice-President Carlos Ravettino, Treasurer Director Luis Blomberg, Sports Directors José Antonio Tord and Charles Cannok, and Secretary-Director Marita Guinand.
Players and the Federation of International Pitch and Putt Association (FIPPA) were represented by Vice-President Patricio Rubel, as well as the Chilean Pitch and Putt Federation, represented by Vice-President Pablo Caviedes.
“These governing agencies and their dignitaries were pleasantly impressed by the Pitch and Putt design at Club Regatas,” added Pizá. “I am passionate about growing the game of golf globally and I’m thrilled how these influential people plan to use the Pitch and Putt for Peruvians in the future.”
Source : Golf Business News