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Pro golfer and 1999 Open champion, Paul Lawrie OBE, and TV presenter, Sky Sports News anchor and daughter of Ryder Cup legend Bernard, Kirsty Gallacher, will bring a Scottish flavour to Pinmar Golf 2017. Well known as one of the world’s biggest charity golf events and one of the highlights of the superyacht industry social calendar it has to date raised almost 850,000 euros for worthy causes. This 29th edition, held 19 to 21 October, promises more entertainment and glamour – kicking off with Paul and Kirsty.
“I am particularly excited about this year’s plans for The Pinmar Golf 2017,” enthuses Remy Millott, CEO of Pinmar’s parent company GYG plc. “Whilst preserving the values of friendship, charity and enjoyment that serve the event so well each year, this time we have introduced several carefully-considered venue changes, an all-new theatrical performance from international show director Martyn Smith, and the presence of fresh high-profile celebrity ambassadors in the shape of Paul and Kirsty - alongside Faithless’ Sister Bliss for the After Party. Add 320 amateur golfers competing in 80 teams and 1,000 VIP guests to the mix and we have an entertainment-packed weekend. The Pinmar Golf 2017 is sure to be the best yet.”
While Son Gual’s immaculately-maintained championship course indeed remains the host venue for Thursday and Friday’s golfing action, the Pinmar VIP Friday Night Party sponsored by Astilleros de Mallorca, who are celebrating their 75th anniversary, will play out at Palma’s newest nightspot, the Social Club on the Paseo Marítimo, followed by a new (and some would say necessary) addition to the programme, the Jotun ‘Recovery’ Brunch, at Nassau Beach Club on the Saturday morning.
On the subject of charity, more than 81,000 euros was raised in 2016 and, naturally, the aim is to better this in 2017. The tournament is unique in the fact that the winners of the Pinmar Golf get to decide where half of the charity money gets donated, so you could say you are playing for a considerable sum. Last year’s beneficiaries included Shambhala Fundacion which takes care of vulnerable youths in Mallorca, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution which saves lives at sea, La Sonrisa Medica which brings joy, music and laughter to Mallorca’s public hospitals and ALKFI which helps disadvantaged Filipino families through childcare, disaster management and environmental conservation. A dozen or more worthy causes, many of them relating to the nautical industry, also feature as recipients of Pinmar Golf’s fundraising efforts - more details here.
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