30th Porsche Golf Cup
Team Russia triumphs at 5th World Final
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.