Many believe that Golf and Super Yachting have little in common. One offers a sedate never changing landscape the other a forever undulating seascape proffered by a mistress who can turn on you with a flick of an isobar.
Not so thinks Awlgrip, a world leading paint manufacturer, who have been co-sponsor of the Pinmar Yachtsman’s Golf Tournament since 1994.
The Pinmar group, specialist yacht painters and exclusive Spanish distributor for the entire range of Awlgrip products have for 24 years been their partners in sponsoring a Golf tournament that raise vast sums of money for charitable causes.
The most recent the 24th raised a phenomenal new record of €72,000 for its nominated charities, despite one of the most torrential downpours in Mallorca in recent memory and the resulting cancellation of part of the tournament for the first time in its history.
Once again hosted at the Son Gual Golf Course in Mallorca, it brought together over 100 companies, 90 volunteers and 364 golfers for the annual tournament, which again culminated with the prize-giving dinner and Come Fly With Me Show followed by a spectacular new After Party. This year’s winner of the somewhat rain-curtailed tournament, in the ‘Best Yacht’ category, was ‘SY Pro-rigging’.
As well as the fantastic sums raised on the golf course, to which the 88 Friday afternoon players kindly donated their refunded green and buggy fees, the 826 guests at the prize-giving evening generously contributed a further €13,000, via a raffle, towards the final fundraising total.
Nick Entwisle, Company Secretary, at Pinmar enthused: “We never imagined that we could surpass last year’s exceptional fundraising. I would like to thank all the golfers, guests, sponsors and volunteers for their fantastic support and generosity.”
The money raised will go to several charities, which include Yacht Aid Global, Allan Graham 4 Kidz in Mallorca, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Action Aid.
Once again to be co-sponsored by Awlgrip, the 25th Pinmar Golf has been confirmed for 9th – 12th October 2013