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French golf wants to move upmarket on the world stage


SURVEY - The discipline may be the fourth largest sports federation in the country by the number of licensees, its international influence remains insufficient at a time when the Open de France opens for four days, near Paris, in happening to lose its title partner this year.

After two cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to coronavirus, golf enthusiasts were impatiently awaiting the return of the men's French Open to the Albatros course in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines this week.

Stalled the first days of autumn (from September 21 to 24) after having wandered a little in the calendar, the oldest Open in continental Europe was shaping up to be a festive moment for the public.


September 8, when the company Cazoo, its main sponsor, announced that it was ending its activities in the European Union due to the difficulties of the company.

Founded in 2018 by Alex Chesterman, this company, which specializes in the used car market, revealed that it had suffered a loss of 243 million pounds sterling (or 280 million euros) in the first half of 2022, i.e. say more than double what it has already lost last year.

According to

The Financial Times

, the group – which plans to cut

750 jobs among its employees –…

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Source: lefigaro

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