With three performances at the highest level in recent weeks, Morocco has just taken an important step in world golf. Golf Planète reminds you of these highlights that deserve to be highlighted: On the one hand, Ines Laklalech, hoisted the Moroccan flag high when she won the Ladies Lacoste Open de France by being the first Arab and North African to win a title on the Ladies EuropeanTour Intissar Rich became the first Moroccan individual reigning African champion at the All Africa Challenge Trophy which took place in Tanzania; Finally, the title of African Amateur Team Champion won in Egypt by the Moroccan national team composed of El Mehdi Fakori, Adam Bresnu, Nizar Bourehim and Soufiane Dahmane ahead of the prestigious South African team by 8 strokes.
Golf Planète wished to meet the officials of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation to better understand both the policy put in place to reach this level but also to guess the next steps of Moroccan golf at the international level.
Here is what Hassan El Mansouri, vice-president of the Federation, and Jalil Benazzouz, president of the Sports Commission, told us.
Hassan El Mansouri, Vice-President of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation: “Indeed, golf represents real economic and social potential for the Kingdom.
Two hours from most European capitals, an impressive geographical diversity, a most pleasant climate, an ancestral culture, a renowned gastronomy and quality courses, make Morocco the ideal golfing destination. The strategy, undertaken for a few years now by the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation , is primarily focused on the development of the practice, training, eco-sustainability and of course the accessibility of our elites to the highest levels in the world.
To speak only of our recent sports results, we have indeed had a most prolific last month. For a country with less than 8,000 members, passing South Africa twice in continental amateur competitions and obtaining a professional victory over the LET, confirms us on the work provided by the Federation under the High Directives of its President, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid.
These results legitimately provoke a surge of optimism within all the federal teams in charge of implementing this strategy and encourage them to take other steps, aiming for even more ambitious objectives”