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The Pinmar Golf…… Did you know?

As we look forward to the forthcoming 28th Pinmar Golf Tournament taking place from 20th – 22nd October, here in Palma, at the beautiful Son Gual course, I thought I would pay a visit to Pinmar and speak to Executive Chairman Remy Millott and get the inside track on this prestigious annual event. As a relatively recent resident to the island, I had always thought of the event as being mainly a big party over three days with a round of golf thrown in! How wrong can you be??!!Screenshot 2016-08-26 22.38.20

What I hadn’t fully appreciated, until we spoke in some detail, was the enormous networking opportunity the event offers up to anyone involved in the Superyacht Industry. The event attracts some of the biggest industry players on the planet, and they are here for three days, available for a general chat, maybe a drink or a business discussion. Whilst the golf takes up some of their time on the island, there are many free hours where companies could meet with or entertain potential clients or collaborators.

This aspect of the event, in my opinion, is definitely under estimated by many local companies and arguably undersold by Pinmar. Looking through the 2015 Pinmar Golf souvenir brochure , the participants read like a who’s who of the Superyacht Industry. Opportunities like this are very rare indeed, and access to engage with these leading industry players is so much easier than at the likes of the Monaco Yacht Show, where getting appointments with some of these guys is like getting an audience with the Queen. In spite of these opportunities, there seems to be a feeling of complacency creeping in amongst local businesses regarding supporting the event for what is a relatively low budget. Certainly much less than attending a major show.

Screenshot 2016-08-26 22.38.54Without the support from the Industry, the event would not happen. It’s that simple. Pinmar put a huge amount of time as well as resources into the event and clearly deserve to be supported by all of us involved in the industry. Remy made special mention of a few local businesses who have been huge supporters of the event over the years and who clearly recognise the opportunities it offers. Master Yachts, Pure Superyacht Refit, Omniaccess, Evolution Yachts, Bluewater Yachting and JustWorldLeisure are just a few of the local regular supporters, plus the many others from elsewhere such as MB92, Awlgrip, Bond, Jotun, The Superyacht Group etc etc.

Nic Clarke of Pure commentsWhen Pure was formed I quickly identified that “The Pinmar Golf” was a unique event and should be a major part our strategic marketing plan. Since then Pure has been one of the higher tier sponsors due to the unparalleled opportunities in the yachting industry of networking in a more relaxed environment outside the normal trade shows. Coupling this with other principal companies also involved in supporting the event, the leading individuals who attend the event from all over the world and the charities supported, make this a very easy decision to continue our involvement with “The Pinmar Golf”  

Another major local player, Richard masters of Master Yachts said “ Master Yachts is proud to have been a sponsor of the Pinmar charity event for many years now.

 

The whole Master Yachts team always joins the effort, either on the golf course or volunteering at the golf club. Helping so many charities make a difference is hugely important to us. Plus, it’s great to be able to catch up with all the industry players in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, all for a good cause!

 

Pinmar Golf is carefully marked in our calendar each year and we look forward to it this year again!Screenshot 2016-08-26 22.39.16

 

This year’s event is looking like being a special edition, with the social side promising to be one of the best yet. Pete Tong, world renowned DJ, will be doing his stuff at the Pacha after party on the Saturday evening, and a special guest is going to be in attendance on the golf course, and bids will be accepted to play a round with him..

The Saturday night dinner is this year being directed by Martyn Smith, ex Director of Pirates and creator of the Come Fly With Me show, and will be a themed dinner experience with acrobats and other highlights.

The numbers surrounding this event are hugely impressive as can be seen below!

 

Did you know????

The event has raised over 750,000 euros for charity so far?

The winners of the golf tournament can choose which charity gets 50% of monies raised at the following event?

This year, the event is hoping to raise over 70,000 euros for charity?

The event costs around 450.000 euros to stage?

The dinner alone costs 200.000 to stage with around 800 guests?

Over 100 companies support the event each year?

It is non-profit making?

It is one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world with around 350 players?

You can join our team of nearly 100 volunteers and earn a free invite to the Saturday night gala dinner?

You can be a caddy for the day?

You can gain access to the Friday night networking party for just 65 euros?

The event is attended and supported by major shipyards, numerous superyachts , captains and crew and companies representing all sectors of the superyacht industry from brokers to engineering, from paint manufacturers to insurance, from carpentry to electronics and everything else in between?

So, let’s all get behind this amazing event and give Pinmar as much support as we can so that this end of season celebration remains firmly on the industry’s social calendar.

For further information and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Nick Entwisle nick@gygroup.com   or Tel : + 34 619 117 937

Eva Grauls         eva@gygroup.com   or Tel : + 34 629 848 004

Or visit: www.pinmargolf.es