Held from the 18 to 20 October in Mallorca, The Pinmar Golf 2018 marked the event’s pearl anniversary: a significant milestone that is a true testament to how much the event is enjoyed by the yachting industry and valued for its immense fundraising and networking opportunities. While the golf tournament has grown and evolved greatly over this time, the 30th Pinmar Golf still had some surprises in store to ensure that it was a standout edition for everyone involved.
On Thursday morning, the first golf teams teed off at the prestigious Golf Son Gual following an 8am shotgun start. While the weather conditions may have been challenging throughout Thursday and Friday, with a mixture of both rain and shine, all golfers played with enthusiasm and enjoyment. Dotted around the course, the wine and beer bars helped to kickstart the charitable donations thanks to the support of the volunteer bar staff provided by the sponsors. After their rounds, the golfers congregated back at the clubhouse for some well-deserved refreshments.
New this year was the ‘Social Player’ package, created for non-regular golfers that wanted to participate in some light-hearted golf amongst the social atmosphere at the clubhouse. The putting and driving range clinics and competitions included in this package were a real success, and gave the social players the opportunity to brush up on their putting and swing techniques, with the pros on hand to offer some handy coaching tips and advice.
The Friday Night VIP Party to celebrate The Pinmar Golf’s pearl anniversary was held at Cappuccino in Puerto Portals. With drinks flowing and live music as entertainment, it was the perfect way to cap off two days of golf. The Jotun Recovery Brunch on Saturday morning returned after the success of last year, hosted at Wellies restaurant in Puerto Portals. The Bloody Marys and delicious spread of food was well received following the VIP Party the night before.
Building on the success of last year, the Awlgrip ‘Black Tie’ Prizegiving, Gala Dinner and After Party returned to the beautiful Son Amar estate outside Palma for the 30th anniversary celebrations. The traditional Mallorquin ‘finca’ provides a welcoming terrace for the pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a covered fountain area for the prize-giving ceremony and a purpose-built dinner theatre. With a show befitting a 30th anniversary, plus British TV presenter and former international gymnast Gabby Logan hosting the proceedings, it was a memorable evening of entertainment.
As well as the huge effort from the Pinmar organising team, the success of The Pinmar Golf relies on the generous backing of its sponsors, many of whom have been supporting the event since its inception 30 years ago. Over 100 different companies from all sectors of the superyacht industry support the tournament each year in a host of different ways and are integral to the large amount of money raise each year.
“We are immensely proud of the 30-year heritage of The Pinmar Golf,” commented Remy Millott, CEO of the GYG. “What started out as a fun, local tournament with a few nautical friends has evolved into one of the biggest and most prestigious social and charity events in the industry calendar. Of course, a hugely important aspect of The Pinmar Golf has always been its charitable fund raising. Last year, we announced that we wanted to focus part of our fund raising on the environmental issues that threaten the planet and our industry, which is why we teamed up with the Blue Marine Foundation who are doing some amazing work to address the threats to our oceans.”
While the Pinmar team is still collating this year’s donations to calculate the exact amount raised, the 2018 event saw all attendees, guests, sponsors and volunteers collectively contribute to take the fundraising total over 30 years for The Pinmar Golf Charity Fund past the one-million-euro mark – a fitting landmark for the event’s pearl-anniversary celebration.
To see more images of The Pinmar Golf 2018, please visit the event’s Instagram and Facebook pages. To view the photo-call images from the Prizegiving and Gala Dinner, please click here and enter your email address along with the password Pinmar2018 to enter. All images are available to download in high resolution for €5, which will go directly to the charity fund.
Images: Stuart Pearce Photography
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