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: On the one hand, Ines Laklalech, hoisted the Moroccan flag high by winning the Ladies Lacoste Open de France, being the first Arab and North African to win a title at the Ladies Lacoste Open in France EuropeanTour Intissar Rich became the first Moroccan individual African champion in the All Africa Challenge Trophy held in Tanzania; Finally, the title of African Champion of Amateur Teams won in Egypt by the Moroccan national team made up of El Mehdi Fakori, Adam Bresnu, Nizar Bourehim and Soufiane Dahmane in front of the prestigious South African team by 8 strokes.
Golf Planète wanted to meet with those responsible for the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation to better understand both the policy put in place to reach this level and also to predict the next steps for Moroccan golf at an 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: “In fact, golf represents a real economic and social potential for the Kingdom.
Two hours from most European capitals, an impressive geographical diversity, a very pleasant climate, an ancestral culture, renowned cuisine and quality courses, make Morocco the ideal destination for golfing. The strategy, undertaken a few years ago by the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation, is mainly focused on the development of practice, training, eco-sustainability and, of course, the accessibility of our elites to the highest levels of the world.
To speak only of our recent sporting results, we have indeed had a very prolific past month. For a country with less than 8,000 members, twice passing South Africa in continental amateur competitions and achieving a professional victory over LET, confirms to us the work provided by the Federation under the High Directives of its President, His Royal Highness the Prince Moulay Rachid.
These results legitimately provoke a wave of optimism in all federal teams charged with implementing this strategy and encourage them to take further steps towards even more ambitious goals.”