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Teeing-off in the Pink

October 14 - 20, 2015
Gulf Weekly Teeing-off in the Pink

Despite extremely hot and humid weather, the 10th annual Think Pink Bahrain Charity Golf Day was a huge success once again with men’s and ladies tournaments being hosted by the Royal Golf Club.

The team of Hanne Hansen, Dena Wales, Robin Bugeja and Debbie Lane clinched first place in the ladies 18-hole tournament, played on the Montgomerie championship course, with 54 points.

The duo of Kavitha Pantnulu and Johanna Hassett narrowly took second place with 51 points on countback while Hilde Kwik, Jan Watson, Anne Timmers and Sara Axtell came in third with the same score.

The trio of Diana Vidrine, Guiliana Love and Linda Reith won the ladies 9-hole competition on the par 3 Mini Monty course with 33 points and Linda received an additional prize for winning a ‘nearest the pin’ side contest.

Male golfers competed in a 9-hole Night Golf event on the same evening on the back 9 holes of the championship course. The team of Rob Lane, Nils Berge, Dave Garbutt and Ben Elsworth emerged winners with a nett score of 28.2 and nearest the pin side contests on holes 12 and 16 were won by Ben Elsworth and David Wales, respectively.

“On behalf of the Think Pink Bahrain committee I would like to thank everyone who supported this important event, from the competitors to the many sponsors,” said Jules Sprakel, the founder of Think Pink Bahrain.

“Special thanks to Seef Dental who not only sponsored the golf shirts for both events but also the lunch for the ladies at the post event presentation and for ongoing support from Gulf Brands International and Aqua Cool for on-course refreshments and at both presentations. Thanks as well to the hole sponsors – SICO, Reza Hygiene, RCSI Bahrain, ASRY, Behbehani Brothers, AECOM, Takhzeen and AXA – and to the many prize sponsors.”

The money raised from this year’s golf day will be directed to locally-centred breast cancer research as well as to continuing the battle to raise awareness of the importance of regular breast checks.

For further information about Think Pink Bahrain and to offer your support, email [email protected].

Ladies 18 Holes Championship Course: 1st Hanne Hansen, Dena Wales, Robin Bugeja & Debbie Lane (54 points), 2nd Kavitha Pantnulu & Johanna Hassett (51 c/b), 3rd Hilde Kwik, Jan Watson, Anne Timmers & Sara Axtell (51). Longest Putt: Kavitha Pantnulu (hole 18). Best Dressed: Gondola team - Karin Lutz, Pauline Jeakings, Sara Thompson & Cristina Fantechi.

Ladies 9 Holes Mini Monty Course: 1st Diana Vidrine, Guiliana Love & Linda Reith (33). Nearest the pin: Linda Reith

Gents 9 Holes Championship Course: 1st Rob Lane, Nils Berge, Dave Garbutt & Ben Elsworth (nett 28.2). Nearest the pins: Ben Elsworth (hole 12) & David Wales (hole 16).

Sponsors: AECOM, Aqua Cool, ASRY, AXA, Behbehani Brothers, Gulf Brands International, RCSI Bahrain, Reza Hygiene, Seef Dental, SICO, Takhzeen.

Prize sponsors: Al Areen Palace & Spa, Alosra, Bahrain Rugby Football Club, Beauty Spot, Burlesque, Cafe Amsterdam, Dome Cafe, GBI, Golden Tulip, La Vinoteca Barcelona, Le Meridien, Mövenpick Spa, N- Style Salon, Piece of Cake, Purple Patchouli, Sage and Sirloin, Senor Pacos, Words Bookstore and Cafe.

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