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Top French golfer becomes ambassador of Barbossi golf club

France's number one in professional golf, Alexander Lévy, has become the new Ambassador of Riviera Golf de Barbossi in Mandelieu. Director of the golf course Sébastien Sergent says he is very happy to have found such a successful and likeable professional golf player to be a representative. With his help, the club hopes to expand its renown and embark on a new training period for the next generation of golfers. Lévy believes it is deeply needed, not only at Barbossi, but across all golf clubs in France.  

L-R: Jean-Yves Ortega, Alexander Levy, Sébastian Sergent, Marc Rom. Photo: Raimund TheobaldWhy did Lévy choose the Riviera Club Barbossi? “They work intensively here for the youth, that’s what got me excited,” he said with a beaming smile at the press conference in early March.

Born in 1990 in Orange, California, Lévy immigrated with his parents to Bandol in the Var at the age of four, where he still lives today. At 14, he joined the French Golf Association.

After El Toro (as his friends call him) won the French Amateur Championships in 2009, he moved to the professional field in 2011, first appearing on the European Challenge Tour, then in 2013, on the PGA European Golf Tour.

In 2014, he won his first tournament at the Volvo China Open. The second victory followed in the same year at the Portugal Open. In 2016, he won the Porsche Open in Germany and was again first at the Volvo China Open.

The New Year has barely begun, but the likeable 28-year-old Frenchman has already taken a place among the Top 10 in three tournaments as well as 11th place in the Race to Dubai European rankings.

 

Raimund Theobald