30th Porsche Golf Cup

Team Rus­sia tri­umphs at 5th World Fi­nal

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For three decades, the Porsche Golf Cup has united the plea­sure of driv­ing sports cars with the plea­sure of play­ing golf. In its ju­bilee year, the record num­ber of just un­der 15,000 Porsche en­thu­si­asts at­tempted to land one of the cov­eted places in the Porsche Golf Cup World Fi­nal. Af­ter 217 pre­lim­i­nary tour­na­ments be­long­ing to the world­wide se­ries ex­clu­sive to Porsche cus­tomers, the top 80 play­ers from 20 mar­kets were in­vited to Ma­jorca where they com­peted for the tro­phies in six dif­fer­ent classes.

The pres­ti­gious team com­pe­ti­tion was won by Team Rus­sia. Af­ter two days and 36 holes of sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion around the Golf Son Gual and the Club de Golf Al­canada cour­ses, the Rus­sian quar­tet placed ahead of the teams from Switzer­land and Ja­pan. The

four win­ners will be given the chance to par­tic­i­pate at the Pro-am tour­na­ment held in con­junc­tion with the Porsche Euro­pean Open that will be played on the new Porsche Nord Course be­long­ing to Green Ea­gle Golf Cour­ses near Hamburg. The Ger­man team fin­ished in a com­mend­able 5th whilst ti­tle-hold­ers Great Bri­tain come 6th in the fi­nal stand­ings.

The most de­mand­ing cat­e­gory, the gross class, was won by Julien Richelle from Bel­gium (Hand­i­cap +2.1). “It re­ally was a quite un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence. I’ve been looked af­ter so per­fectly from the mo­ment I landed up right un­til now – it makes the win feel even bet­ter,” said the over­joyed vic­tor who shone on the first day by shoot­ing a three un­der par round. Kristina Kang from Aus­tralia, the gross win­ner in the ladies’ cat­e­gory added, “A fan­tas­tic event. The 30-hour flight was made all the more worth­while.”

The fo­cus at the 5th World Fi­nal was once again not only on the re­sults. “The Porsche Golf Cup is an event of pas­sions, and in­cludes ones far be­yond the golf course,” said Eber­hard Sch­nei­der, Man­ager Global Events and Ser­vices at Porsche AG. “The golf­ing am­bi­tions could also be felt this year. What makes the Porsche Golf Cup World Fi­nal so spe­cial is above all the bond­ing of the golf and Porsche pas­sions of the par­tic­i­pants from a wide va­ri­ety of cul­tural back­grounds.”

The World Fi­nal also led the par­tic­i­pants to spec­tac­u­lar lo­ca­tions around the is­land, as part of the Porsche Driv­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence, they had the op­por­tu­nity to get to know the Balearic is­land and its breath-tak­ing passes in the lat­est Porsche mod­els.

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