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Achievement Award for former EPPA President

fippa_jmanzizu.jpgOn Friday 24 November, at a gala dinner organised by the Association of Directors of Sports Federations (ACDE) in Catalonia, the President of the Federazione Catalana Pitch and Putt (FCPP), José Maria de Anzizu, was nominated and received the distinction of Best Director of a national sports federation.  The award was presented to José Maria by the president of the ACDE Mr. Pere Sust, ex - Secretary of Sport of the Catalan Government, in recognition of the successful development of the sport of Pitch and Putt and Josep Maria's personal dedication to the management of the Pitch & Putt Federation. José Maria accepted the award on behalf of the many who have collaborated in the evolution of the sport both in Catalonia and internationally.


José Maria de Anzizu was President of the European Pitch and Putt Association (EPPA) from 2002 until 2004 and was appointed Secretary General of the Federation of International Pitch and Putt Associations (FIPPA) in March 2006.  A qualified lawyer, José M. de Anzizu, consultant and professor in academic Barcelona institutions, studied new theories on organisational change and development at Harvard University in the 1970s. On his return to Barcelona, he put the theories into practice successfully in various organisations, one of them a family services firm he inherited .  He later formed the Jose M. de Anzizu Foundation to organise The Centre for Organisational Studies (COS) to promote the study, research and exchange of ideas in the field of management with the final aim of developing organisations that are more efficient in human, economic and social terms.


In addition to his Pitch and Putt administrative duties, José Maria still plays regularly and competes successfully on the Catalan circuit.

APPA Triple Crown: Strokeplay

images_ifarrelly.jpgIreland’s Ian Farrelly was a runaway winner of the inaugural Australian Pitch and Putt Open in Canberra. The Duleek, Co. Meath clubman posted a 72 hole aggregate of 184, that’s 32 under par, for an eight shot winning margin over fellow Irishman Alan Hanlon (Collinstown). Farrelly carded opening rounds of 45 and 46 to lead by five at the halfway stage. He was six clear after a third round 45 and a closing 48 saw him cruise home.

Equally comprehensive was the victory of Irish player Liz Quinn in the Ladies Australian Open. The Collinstown member led from gun to tape and her cause was helped in no small measure by a phenomenal second round 46. Liz’s four round nine under par tally of 207 was nine better than Dutch runner-up Esther Newsum.

2005 San Marino Open winner and current champion at the International Open of La Grande Motte, Ian Farrelly of Duleek shot 96 as one the Meath team that finished runners-up in Division A of the Inter-County championship at McDonagh in 2000. He was Meath Matchplay champion in 2001.Ian was the winner of the P.P.U.I. National Mixed Foursomes in 2003 at Stackallen in partnership with Catherine McCreevy. He played on the Meath team, winners of the Inter-County Division A at Seapoint in 2002. A quarterfinalist in this year’s Irish Matchplay championship, Ian also figured on the Meath squad that was second to in the 2006 Inter-County championship

images_lquinn_open.jpgLiz Quinn came closest to achieving the Australian Triple crown. Winner of the Australian Matchplay and the Australian Open, the first and third legs of the Crown, Liz finished fourth behind Sandra Hutchison at the middle leg – the Australian Night Championship. Still, the Irish ranked No. 13 lady will take much encouragement and confidence from this success and is sure to be an even stronger force in the Irish game in the years ahead. Liz’s Collinstown clubmate Alan Hanlon came closest to achieving the male Triple Crown. Alan won the Australian Men’s Night Championship and finished runner-up in each of the other two legs, cementing his place as Pitch and Putt’s top player in international events.

For full details see the ATC site.


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