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
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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 is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6