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Romain Langasque: the sunny putt on the Côte d'Azur

The Côte d’Azur golfer and multiple champion Romain Langasque is true enthusiast. Devoted to the little white ball wherever the winds blow it, he displays his oh-so green love of the Côte d’Azur with drive.

ROMAIN, A FEW WORDS ABOUT YOUR CAREER?

“I started playing golf as a small child, with my father. I studied sport at Fénelon in Grasse until I was 13, then at the CREPS sports centre in Antibes where I acknowledged my passion for golf. We would go and play on a different course every afternoon: Cannes-Mougins, Opio, Mandelieu… At 18 my level had increased. I joined the French Terres Blanches centre (Tourrettes, Var) for two years and I finished 3rd in the world as an amateur. I turned professional in 2016 and I climbed the ladder until I reached the premier league. I won my first tournament this year. Today I’m ranked No. 28 in Europe and 93 in the world.”

WHY IS THE CÔTE D’AZUR A GOLFING LAND?

“The main thing for playing golf is the weather. Here on the Côte d’Azur offers us an exceptional setting, it’s a dream at this level, which means the courses are also beautiful. We have a range of great golf clubs, with quality courses, but above all with a great variety. Environments in which you must be capable of playing every golfing stroke. So of course, with great golf clubs like Saint-Donat or Cannes-Mougins, which I adore, extremely good players have shone, like Victor Dubuisson or Alexander Levy.”

A TIP FOR STARTING TO PLAY GOLF?

“Golf is a captivating sport at every level. Just being outside is a treasure. The practice itself combines physical condition, technique, concentration, and above all sharing… Because, even at different levels, you can play with anyone and enjoy it, in locations that are ever more magnificent. I think that to start, it is essential to take lessons in order to get the basics down pat, and as a minimum go to the driving range (training ground).”

INTERVIEW #COTEDAZURFRANCE : ROMAIN LANGASQUE