Prize-giving, Gala Dinner & After Party at Son Amar
This year’s prize-giving, gala dinner and after-party all took place at the beautiful Son Amar theatre outside Palma. The evening started with cava and aperitifs on the terrace of the 16th century Mallorcan “finca” as the sun set and darkness fell guests were seated on the Royal Terrace for the prize giving – a real alfresco treat for late October.
Master of ceremonies Kirsty Gallacher was in her element as she controlled proceedings with stylish aplomb not least whilst interviewing Paul Lawrie OBE. Paul and Kirsty joined the Pinmar team and Antonella Donzelli from Akzo Nobel representing the night’s headline sponsor AWLGRIP, in the presenting of prizes. The crew of superyacht Zenobia won the coveted Pinmar Trophy for Best Yacht Nett - the first team to mount a successful defence of the title for more than 20 years.
The 800 guests were then treated to a stunning golf-inspired show featuring over 40 international artists who had flown in especially for the Pinmar show. After dinner and as the wine flowed the atmosphere grew when Kirsty retuned on stage accompanied by GYG directors Remy Millott and Rupert Savage to compere the charity raffle and live auction.
The spectacular finale to the evening was DJ Sister Bliss, the musical force behind Faithless. In a seamless transition from dinner-theatre to nightclub Sister Bliss had the entire audience on its feet (and the tables) while a Horizon Marine Electronics-sponsored chill out lounge provided the perfect flipside to the strobing lasers and pulsing beats. It was 6am before the last revellers headed homewards.
Sister Bliss commented of the occasion, “The Pinmar event team put on a brilliant night from start to finish, in a breath-taking venue, with an eclectic evening of world-class entertainment. It was a pleasure to work with such an efficient team, and play for such a welcoming audience.”
Kirsty was equally complimentary, “What a fantastic weekend and tournament! It was such a pleasure to join everyone at the 29th Annual Pinmar Golf Weekend. Congratulations to all of the winners and competitors.”