Donato Di Ponziano was born in San Remo (Italy).
He turned golf professional in 1981.
He is member of the ” Hall of Fame ” of the Italian PGA
From 1983 to 2012 He was the Director of the National School of Golf of the Italian Golf Federation.
From 1988 to 1993 He worked as coach with the Italian National Teams.
In 2008 He was awarded with the “Palma d’Oro”, the highest technical recognition of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)
From 2003 to 2011 He was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Italian Open, Ladies Italian Open, Senior Italian Open and Italian Pro Tour.
Since 2011 He is the President of the PGA's of Europe ( The Professional Golfers Associations of Europe)
From 1994 to 2003 He was the chairman of the Advance Teaching Committee of the PGA’s of Europe.
In 1995 He received the “ PGA ‘s of Europe Five Stars Golf Professional Award” for his contribution to the grow of the knowledge and the image of the European Golf Professionals in the world.
He was the technical director of the European Golf Teaching & Coaching Conference of the PGA's of Europe for editions of: Milan ( Italy ), Montreux (Switzerland), Nimes (France), Malaga (Spain).
Since 1995 He is member of the Missionary Panel of the Royal and Ancient of St. Andrews.
He was the founder of the Indian National Golf Academy.
From 2004 to 2012 He was member of the board of the Ryder Cup.
He is honorary member of the PGA of France, Switzerland, Italy, India and Pakistan.