After a year of major results and the appointment as Paralympic coach of the Italian Golf Federation, Tommaso Perrino is ready to tackle a new season on the greens, once again sponsored by Cetilar®, the brand of the pharmaceutical company PharmaNutra S.p.A. that already supported Perrino in 2019.
Currently number 5 in the WR4GD World Ranking List, Perrino will be busy in a number of tournaments in the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) tour, the association that promotes golf among people with disabilities, and other events in Italy, the calendar of which will be precisely defined in the coming weeks after many cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
36 years old, from Livorno, Perrino was already a talented golfer before he suffered a road accident, which – after an infection caught in hospital during rehabilitation – significantly reduced the functions in one leg, without however diminishing his desire to play golf. So he got right back onto the green, climbing to the top of the WR4GD ranking and showing everyone that obstacles are made to be overcome.
A wonderful story of life and sport that didn’t go unnoticed: from here came the partnership with Cetilar®, a product line for muscles and joints with cetylated esters (7.5% CFA), available in Cream and Patches.
A brand that was already involved in Alex Zanardi’s Obiettivo3 project, set up to support and assist as many disabled persons as possible wishing to take part in the paralympic sport, which having supported Perrino in the second half of last season – which ended with a win at the Respecta Finnish Disabled Open and third place at the Rolex Pro Am disputed during the last Italian Golf Open – has now renewed the agreement also for 2020.
“I’m working on this new and particular season with the usual enthusiasm and the desire to do well, continuing to improve”, said Perrino, who won the Tuscany regional “Pegaso dello Sport” award in March, reserved for Tuscan athletes who performed well on the international scene in 2019. “The support of a company like PharmaNutra is clearly very important, because it helps me to work harder in training and focus better on the events in the calendar. I have a lot of stimuli, and my new appointment as coach of the Paralympic team, for which I thank Federgolf and its Chairman Franco Chimenti, is a further drive to do my best. At the end of August we should resume the tournaments, and to be honest I can’t wait”.
“We know Tommaso well, his tenacity and contagious desire for sport, his ability to break down even the toughest barriers. This is why our company will continue to support him, convinced of working with a top level sportsman and an exceptional person”, stated Andrea Lacorte, Chairman and founder, with his brother Roberto, of PharmaNutra S.p.A., the company with a strong presence in the top level sporting world.
With its brand Cetilar® it is present in Serie A with the title sponsorship of Parma Calcio, in motorsport with the Cetilar Racing team competing in the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship, in sailing with the 151 Miglia-Cetilar Trophy regatta and the FIV Olympic team preparing for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, without forgetting the many sporting events when PharmaNutra is Official Medical Partner, using Cetilar® products regularly both before and after the matches.