Frequently Asked Questions
This introduction to the Pinmar Golf is designed to give an overview of the event and to answer as many common questions as possible in one place. We trust that you will find this helpful and very much hope you will be able to join us for our special 30th year anniversary event.
If you would like to play, sponsor, volunteer or simply come and enjoy our hospitality and you would like more details please see our Contacts page to get in touch.
The format will be the same as ever with teams of four (from yachts or from superyacht industry sponsors) in a Texas Scramble over four “shotgun” rounds - AM (0800 – 1300) and PM (1345 - 1845) on the Thursday and Friday. Everyone plays only once and, although we always do our best to accommodate everyone’s preferences, the only guaranteed choice of round is given to the teams of our Albatross and Condor Sponsors, so please do not assume that you can play in your preferred round (or book flights!) unless we have confirmed it.
HANDICAPS – WILL YOU MAKE THE CUT?
Although we understand that many of the yacht crews do not have official handicaps, it is essential for the enjoyment of all that everyone who plays can get round the course in reasonable time. We will contact every team on receipt of their application form to discuss their level of ability before we confirm their acceptance.
We will also ask each team captain to confirm in writing that their team can play sufficiently well not to detract from the enjoyment of the team they are drawn against. We will of course, as always, do our best to ensure that teams of similar ability play against each other where possible.
Any declaration which turns out to be incorrect may result in players being withdrawn from the course and may also affect that team’s future eligibility.
Where possible we would like the yacht teams to be comprised of actual yacht crew. In order to qualify for a yacht prize a team must contain at least three professional yachtsmen or women. We will ask that all non-yacht teams are from companies which are fully active within the superyacht industry and we will ask that all companies who wish to enter a team also sponsor the event in some way. Non-golfing and non-industry sponsors will be welcome as always.
Naturally, not all of our golfing yachts and companies can raise a full team of four so we are very happy to have individual players or pairs “on the bench” who are then allocated to fill up the gaps. Our bench players have always got a game but it’s easier if you are available for most or all of the four rounds, so please be as flexible as possible.
We would invite all those who wish to enter a team or as individuals to fill in the Application Form and we will then confirm your eligibility before taking all the remaining details and arranging payment.
Clubs, Buggies & Trolley hire
We have plenty of sets of golf clubs available for hire. These are all paid for by their sponsor which means that the fee we charge to you is in fact a donation direct to the charity fund. Similarly, the players’ buggies are all paid for by Sturge, their long-term sponsor, and trollies sponsored by Boero are also available for those who prefer to walk the course. All of these can be reserved once your team entry has been confirmed.
On the Friday evening there is the exclusive Friday Night VIP Party, an invitation-only event and an opportunity to meet many leading figures in the superyacht industry. To be held at Cappuccino in Puerto Portals.
Saturday Recovery Brunch
This 2017 innovation proved to be a great success and Jotun have very kindly offered to host this invite-only event again, this year held at Wellies in Puerto Portals.
PRIZE-GIVING GALA DINNER & SHOW
The spectacular finale of the event takes place on the Saturday evening at Son Amar – a beautiful traditional Mallorquin “finca” which includes a purpose built dinner theatre with state-of-the-art facilities, a welcoming terrace for the pre–dinner drinks and canapés, and a covered fountain area for the prize-giving. There will be spectacular entertainment during the dinner and international DJs will provide the music for dancing until well into the small hours, and for those who prefer a slightly gentler atmosphere there will be a jazz chill-out lounge just outside the main room.
We are delighted to welcome our Pinmar Golf Ambassador and Open Championship winner Paul Lawrie OBE, and British TV presenter and former Welsh international gymnast, Gabby Logan, as hosts of the Gala evening.
The event is organised by a team of over 100 people many of whom are volunteers. The volunteers carry out all sorts of essential tasks including running the bars, marshalling the golf itself, selling raffle tickets and even helping to organise the team photos. If you would like to help us in any way please contact Eva Grauls.
Even with the heroic efforts of all the organising team, the quality of the event would still be impossible to achieve without the generous backing of our sponsors. Last year, over 100 companies supported the tournament in a host of different ways and many of them have been with us for most of the last 30 years.
Our sponsors, who include leading shipyards, yacht brokers, insurance brokers and management companies as well as refit, repair, service and supply companies, come from all sectors of the superyacht industry.
Traditionally, our sponsors have always been responsible for a particular part of the event (the buggies, the marshals, the holes and bars on the course etc.) and we have always been very proud of the individual way in which this involves our sponsors rather than have them disappear into a “tier” of 20 or 30 companies all doing exactly the same thing. However, as they all contribute so much, it is only right that we spell out exactly what we are giving in return which is why we have grouped the different sponsorship opportunities into four ascending levels, Birdie, Eagle, Albatross and Condor with a clearly detailed package of privileges and benefits for each category.
As always, we have many new companies wanting to participate and so we have updated our comprehensive Sponsorship Packages document which explains all the varying ways in which companies can get involved. We will as usual offer existing sponsors first refusal on their current sponsorship so some packages will not be available but we include them in the document as we do want everyone to see how many different ways there are of taking part.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors all players will receive a Pinmar Golf 2018 shirt (although you are also welcome to wear your own team shirts) and a goody bag.
The 2017 event had 344 players and collectively all of you, along with your friends and guests and our wonderful sponsors and hard-working volunteers, raised a magnificent figure of €101,315 for the Pinmar Golf Charity Fund which smashed our record and takes our total over our 29 years to €944,415. This tee's us up perfectly to break through the one million euro mark at our special 30th year celebration.
We support a number of local and international causes but, in order to ensure that there are always some new beneficiaries, the winners of each year’s event have the right to nominate the recipients of a 25% share of the funds raised at the next one.
Pinmars parent company GYG has also signed a major partnership agreement with the UK-registered charity Blue Marine Foundation in order to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to protecting the world’s oceans. BLUE will have a platform at The Pinmar Golf 2018 Gala Dinner to educate and inspire the 750 or more guests which we hope will spark a movement for change within the marine industry.
Pinmar Golf Magazine
After each year’s event a souvenir brochure was traditionally produced containing photos of all aspects of the event including the beautiful Golf Son Gual course, the sponsors’ logos, the volunteers, the dinner and the show. In 2017 this evolved into a refined lifestyle magazine format thanks to the support of our generous advertisers.
The Pinmar Golf magazine is synonymous with the event and is a highly sought after publication which graces the salons and boardrooms of superyachts and shipyards respectively.
8,500 copies of the magazine are distributed by our Media Partner, The Superyacht Group, with their Superyacht Report magazine directly to 3,000 yacht captains as well as shipyards, brokers, designers, yacht managers, owners’ reps and key paint industry contacts.
Additional copies will be hand delivered to luxury venues in Palma, Barcelona, Nice, Monaco, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami, and will be available at all the key events and boat shows throughout the year.
You can read the latest digital version here.
This year we are returning to two hotels we have used often in the past; The OD Port Portals and the Hotel Marina Portals. We hope this will suit everyone especially as the Friday Party and the Saturday Brunch will be held within Puerto Portals. Hotel details and booking information.
Thanks to Rybovich, our longstanding transport sponsor, there will be coaches between the hotels and the golf course on the Thursday and Friday and between the hotels and Son Amar on the Saturday night. The detailed coach schedule will be available and updated here nearer the time and also printed in the hotel receptions.
This year we are offering packages to suit everybody, including those who want to partake in the social side of the event but don't make the cut on the golf course. For a full breakdown of ticket packages please click here.