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PGA of Italy Elections – Ascanio Pacelli Elected New President2 min read

Posted on: 23rd May 2023

The PGA of Italy has renewed its institutional offices – The Association that brings together Italian golf professionals expressed itself with a total of 433 votes (among those present at the meeting, proxies and online votes) in favour of a rotation. So it will be the Roman pro Ascanio Pacelli who continues the work done by Filippo Barbè, on the Board of the Italian PGA since 2013, Vice President since 2016 and President since 2019.

49 years old, Ascanio Pacelli has been a professional and a member of PGA Italiana since 1997. He worked as a teacher in various clubs in Lazio (Arco di Costantino Golf and Parco di Roma), playing 50 competitions between Challenge and Alps Tours in the same period. Since 2010 he began to follow the Terre dei Consoli (Viterbo) project and, with the opening of the club the following year, he assumed the role of General Manager. Under his leadership the club hosted Challenge and Alps Tour tournaments, as well as national championships. In 2015 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Club Managers Association of Europe [CMAE] for a four-year term.

He was a member of the Education Policy Board of the CMAE, following the training process by participating in four courses to become a Certified Club Manager (recognised worldwide) in 2017. He was a speaker at the Management World Conference in San Diego (2016) presenting the Ryder Cup Roma 2022 project, and in San Francisco in 2018. Since September 2020 he has sat on the Federal Council representing the Coaches. His career also includes television, radio and journalistic experiences.

“I am still surprised considering that the idea of the candidacy was born only 50 days ago during a phone call with my colleague Marco Durante,” said Pacelli. “I was lucky to have met in this short but intense journey people who believed in me and whom I thank. Compared to the others I will have to try to gain their trust. Four important years await us, we want to see the Association grow on the basis of what has been done up to now (even in the most challenging times of the pandemic), whilst also trying to take new paths.”

The new Board of Directors is made up of Paolo BATTISTINI, Stefano BETTI, Mauro BIANCO, Monica COSENZA, Nicola MAESTRONI, Matia MAFFIULETTI, Alessandro TRILLINI, and Andrea ZANI.

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