Daniel, you are president of the association, from where did this passion for golf come to you?
One day, I accompanied a friend to the Valcros golf course in La Londes Les Maures (Var). I started hitting some balls at practice, I got on well with the players of the club and above all I discovered a great atmosphere there. From there it took off, this sport will never leave me.
I became a “non-player” captain of Team 1. I also caddied for the players of my club in the Amateur Grand Prix and I met consequently other amateur players who today are Professionals. That allowed me to later invite all of these wonderful people to the Noel Cup.
When did you create the Noel Cup?
It all began in December 1998, a challenge that can be described as of little sporting interest, except that of sharing a game of golf between friends in scramble format between two teams of 8 Players, in Match play. Then the appointment of the following year lead to other amateur and professional buddies, and so forth. Every year we invite players to participate in this original competition.
Over time, the level of play of the players has also increased so I thought of inviting some young people from the golf schools to become the "caddies." To offer them a day with a professional player, and some gifts. That's Christmas !
What makes the Noel Cup, a unique event in the world of golf?
It is a moment of sharing for all of us and for these players playing on different circuits. They only see each other very rarely during the season and they are always very happy to meet on the occasion of this unique competition.
Sportsmanship, a friendly atmosphere and festivity are the right ingredients! It is a beautiful day of golf in which an increasing number are getting involved and I am very happy about it.
Do you have any new projects in 2018 around the Noel Cup, the year of the Ryder Cup?
The fact that the 20 years of the Noel Cup is being held the same year as the Ryder Cup in France, I find it very nice. This Ryder Cup is going to be huge and I cannot wait for it to happen because no tournament outperforms this competition. For our part, we will certainly organize a special program, although it is still a little soon to speak about it in specific terms.
You organized the Noel Cup at Dolce Fregate Provence in 2015, why repeat the competition on the same course in 2016?
Dolce Fregate Golf Club is considered one of the most beautiful courses in Europe. On the quality of its maintenance, the course is playable all year round. The Fregate golf course is a sports club, family-oriented and above all convivial.
On Saturday, December 17, 2016 the Opening Ceremony will be held.
Then on Sunday December 18th, the scheduling is the following:
And as always, admission is free to the public.
A novel game formula: two teams, two colors that advance together on the golf course with the public. This year, there will be professional players from the Pro Golf Tour, the Alps Tour, the Challenge Tour and the European Tour!
We will first meet the day before the match. Players already present in past editions will welcome the newcomers and will hand them their jackets in the colors of the Christmas Cup during the course of the welcoming ceremony.
Then, we will have a draw to see which of the two groups will incorporate the guests. As soon as the teams are formed, the competition will commence already during dinner and throughout the evening, it’s a hard place for both sides! On Sunday morning, starting at 8:00 am, the 16 players will have breakfast with their young cadets chosen to carry the bag. They will then all go to practice for their warm-up session after donning their red or black outfits for the players. The cadets themselves wear a printed bib with the name of their player.
At the end of the eighteen holes, the players will give some gifts to each young person and, usually around 18:00, the winning team receives the Christmas Cup trophy.
On Sunday, December 18, 2016, the Dolce Fregate Provence Golf Club will once again co-organize the Christmas Cup on the Fregate golf course.
A convivial gathering bringing together the elite of French professional golf and young caddies who will share their good mood, humour, and the spirit of competition! We hope to welcome some top European professional players such as Alexander Levy, Romain Langasque and many others...
An exceptional event for golfers and amateur golfers in the region and in France: the opportunity to meet and follow some top players of the European tour on the golf course! An unparalleled game formula for the show: 16 professional players play on teams of 8 against 8! Never before seen!
On the program for this event - Sunday, December 18:
Free admission for all.
This event is also an opportunity for you, dear golfer friends, to spend a weekend in Provence, and stay here to take full advantage of this one-of-a-kind competition. We offer overnight hotel accommodation for 169€ per night, for two people, breakfast included, with access to the indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness center and tennis courts, book now.
Golf is a sport that can be practiced by all, as well as with a disability. As part of the reduction of unequal access to sports and promoting sport for all, several partners have joined forces to create a golf school named “Handigolf,” at the Dolce Fregate Provence golf course west of the Toulon urban area, in addition to the handigolf school in Valgarde founded in 2015 on the eastern part of the city.
It will offer a series of free golf lessons for one and a half hours every two weeks, on Mondays, except holidays, to adults and children with a physical and/or mental impairment.
The school, whose creation has been formalized by agreement, aims to provide assistance for social rebuilding and to be a tool of rehabilitation and reintegration for people with disabilities.
It will be carried out with the cooperation of re-education and functional rehabilitation centers in the region and with the support of the Veolia Company, the Southeast Handigolf Association and the Var Golf Committee.
The official opening of the handigolf school is scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2016 starting at 2:30pm on the Dolce Fregate Provence golf course.
On this occasion, a friendly competition of experienced handigolfers is programmed, as well as the presentation of the "paragolfer" chair, where everyone can enjoy the experience of taking his/her first swings.
Read the Press Release.
This September, we want to congratulate our girls for their performance this summer.
Our congratulations to both and a warm round of applause for these great performances!
Long live our Dolce Fregate Provence Club.
The Golf School.
We are pleased to report the results of the French team championship results!
The Girls U16 team competed from July 12 to 15 at Golf Rebetz. After qualifying in 11th place, our team went out against the Paris Country Club in the pre-quarter finals. This result will enable our team to stay in 1st national division in 2017.
Meanwhile, our Boys U16 team played in the inter-league playoffs to access the 3rd national division at the Golf de Nîmes Vacquerolles from July 13 to 15. After a brilliant 2nd place in the qualification, our young talents lost against Cannes Mandelieu in the runner-up match.
Next up are the individual French Championships for young girls and boys to be held at the Golf de Bondues from July 23 to 30. We wish them the best of luck!
In July, the Fairways magazine spotlights the finest Golf Resorts and Hotels of the year !
In this challenge of 25 titans, the best features of the Dolce Fregate Provence Golf course were recognised...
The incredible golf landscape, the sportive and user-friendly course, as well as the stunning sea views, propelled the property to 7th place !
The month of June was sunny at the Dolce Frégate Golf Club in Bandol !
The gathering of participants took place on the beautiful Frégalon course for a combination of demonstrations of the more seasoned and the younger competition.
The talent and the teaching method of the "Golf Exclusive Academy" were beautifully demonstrated!
This stunning day rewarded the learning and the know-how of the apprentice golfers ... The future is assured!
On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the Dolce Fregate Provence Golf Club hosts the 4th Bandol Wines Trophy.
Come enjoy the Provençal sun for a highly entertaining competition! The Frégate Saint Cyr-sur-Mer Sports Association of Golf, offers you to compete on teams of 2 players starting from 8:15am, time of the starting pistol.
At the close of the competition, participants will enjoy an aperitif tasting of local white and rosé wines to be offered by the winemakers. A range of prizes will be awarded... We look forward to seeing you!
Regulation and organization of the competition :
THE JUST ‘ROSÉ - DS OPEN - SATURDAY, April 23, 2016 - 11 am to 6 pm
A first-time event at the Dolce Frégate Provence Golf Course, in partnership with the Sanary Just'Rosé International Festival and the Aubagne Parascandola DS Automobile Group.
Join us here on Saturday, April 23, 2016 for a day dedicated to Rosé, the Automobile, and Golf!
Surprises and activities of every kind are planned for young and old. This is a great opportunity to spend a beautiful day in sunny Bandol with your friends or family.
To make your day at Dolce Frégate Provence extra special, take an exclusive 15% off at the Restanque brasserie.
Free admission, and everyone is welcome!