Keeping in line with other European golf federations, the Italian federgolf introduced, on a trial basis for the current year, an associate membership programme (tesseramento libero), to facilitate newcomers to the game.

Previously Italian golf federation cards or licences, and therefore the possibility to play golf, could only be obtained by joining a golf club, but the new system overrides this sometimes very costly obligation.

Newcomers, that is anyone who has never been registered with the Italian Golf Federation as a player, may apply directly to any of the clubs which have adhered to the scheme, fill out a form, provide a medical certificate and pay an annual golf federation fee of

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