On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the “Princess of Monaco Cup” golf tournament was organized in favor of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Fight Aids Monaco.
From 7:30 am, the participants arrived at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club. After a final briefing, the tournament started at 8:40 am with a first shot by H.S.H. Prince Albert II (Serenity team).
The teams, composed of 3 players – with an initial duo completed by 1 celebrity – competed following the rules of the “Scramble” format. Special prizes were at stake on different holes: the “Nearest to the pin”, the “Longest drive” and the “Hole in one”.
With favorable weather conditions, the tournament ended around 1 pm. After the points were counted according to the players’ handicap, the podium came out as follows:
Winning team: Design Centre with Frederik Paulsen (Ferrari Challenge Racing)
2nd place: Metabolic Balance with Dakota Schuetz (Freestyle scooter)
3rd place: Albatros with Nicolas Colsaerts (Golf)
The special prizes were won by Mrs. Gilda Vivarelli (BAC Monaco team) – “Longest drive” (woman) with a shot of 187 meters, and by Mr. Antoine Santarelli (Metabolic
Balance team) – “Longest drive” (man) with a shot of 246 meters, who also won the “Nearest to the pin”, placing the ball 2 meters 20 from the flag.
In the early evening, the tournament ended with the symbolic shot of the 19th hole of golf on the Place du Casino de Monte-Carlo. For one evening, the mythical Place du Casino was converted into an ephemeral green.
At 7 pm, H.S.H. Prince Albert II struck first on the tee placed at the Jardin des Boulingrins, 64 meters from the flag located in the center of the Place du Casino. Then, each participant in the tournament tried to win the “Hole in one” prize – a Jaguar car offered by BAC Monaco.
The balls, made of cotton to avoid any accidents, did not make the task easy and no player won the first prize.
However, the two “Nearest to the pin” prizes were won by Mrs. Gilda Vivarelli at 5m60 from the flag (prize offered by Van Cleef & Arpels Monaco) and Mr. Gareth Lord at 3m from the flag (prize offered by Lanvin Monaco).
During the reception organized at the Salle Empire (Hôtel de Paris), the draw of the tombola allowed the guests to go home with 15 prizes provided by a prestigious list of partners, institutions and brands recognized in the Principality.
With the funds raised as part of this charity golf tournament, the Princess of Monaco Cup 2021 will finance projects supported by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation including “Aqwa Itineris” (a portable pool in a trailer meant to make swimming lessons more accessible) and by Fight Aids Monaco with the “Maison de Vie” (place of respite for people weakened by HIV in Carpentras, France) and also to support the “Etafeni Day Care Center Trust” in South Africa, a multipurpose center welcoming children affected by AIDS.
Source: Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation