8 Things You Didn't Know About Filippo Celli

We get to know the Italian amateur golfer a little better with these eight facts.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Filippo Celli
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Filippo Celli

1. Celli was born on September 6th, 2000 in Rome, Italy.

2. The Italian golfer got a late start to the game because his Dad took him to play when he was 13 years old. 

3. Celli's home club is Olgiata Golf Club, located just north of Rome. The course opened in 1962. It has 27 holes and it was here in 1973 Tony Jacklin won the Italian Open, and where, in 2004, Ian Poulter did so. It has also hosted the World Cup.

4. Celli won the European Amateur Championship by a shot over Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen. In the event that was played at Parador Campo de Golf El Saler in Spain, Celli shot 69 in the final round for the victory. Celli became the fourth Italian player to lift the trophy. 

5. In 2020 Celli got a chance to play golf in America when he was offered a scholarship to play at Texas Christian University. Whilst there he finished 6th at the 2021 Big 12 Championship and 19th at the 2021 NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

6. At the time of writing Celli was ranked 76th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

7. It looks like Celli is a Callaway staff player as he uses a number of clubs from the brand as well as a proper Callaway Staff bag. We are yet to confirm what specific specs he has as part of his setup.

8. Thanks to his European Amateur Championship victory Celli qualified for the 2022 Open Championship. It was his 1st Major appearance of any kind. 

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22