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Think Pink Royal Golf Club Bahrain charity Golf day success

The ninth annual charity Think Pink Bahrain charity golf event

The ninth annual charity Think Pink Bahrain charity golf event, hosted at the Royal Golf Club, were once again a huge success with nearly 100 golfers supporting Bahrain’s breast cancer awareness month.

The women’s 18 hole Texas Scramble on the Club’s challenging Montgomerie championship course was won by the team of Hanne Hansen, Dena Wales, Anne Quintino and Debbie Lane with a team net score of 64.40. An additional prize for the best-dressed team and golf carts was won by the Oktoberfest team comprising Karin Lutz, Pauline Jeakings, Sara Thompson and Cristina Fantechi.

A 9 hole tournament for newer lady golfers took place on the Wee Monty par 3 course and was won by Mary Gallagher and Geraldine Corbally with a score of 29.

The 9 hole night golf competition for gents was played on the back 9 holes of the Montgomerie championship course and was won by the team of Steve Middleton, Wayne Giles, Murtuz Zamanly and Don Warren with a nett score of 26.10.

A prize-giving ceremony and lunch took place in the Club’s Majlis function room after the two ladies tournaments.

The funds raised from all three golfing events will be directed towards Think Pink Bahrain’s Education and Diagnostic Funds. These funds have successfully seen Bahraini healthcare professionals travel aboard and receive internationally recognized qualifications, and return to the Kingdom to support the community. They have also enabled the donation of a digital MRI costing BD 490, 499 for Salmaniya Medical Complex.

“We are delighted to be associated with such an important and worthwhile event,” commented Bernie Morgan, the Royal Golf Club’s Director of Golf. “The fun format for the day’s golf is enjoyed by everyone and we would like to thank all the players for their participation. Keeping this awareness going is just as important as raising funds and we look forward to growing the event over the coming years.”

Speaking on behalf of the Charity, the Founder Ms. Sprakel noted, “Events such as these would not be possible without the support of volunteers who work tirelessly to provide prizes and sponsorship for the charity event, along with corporate businesses and private sponsors are truly appreciated. To the Royal Golf Club who has supported the charity for the last nine years, we thank the team both back and front of house who have rallied together once again. The mission behind the Charity events should not be lost, and we would like to encourage all to remember to support and encourage women to undergo monthly examinations; saying a check is not just for the month of October.”

The 2014 Think Pink Bahrain platinum sponsors were; the Royal Golf Club for hosting the event, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Seef Dental for providing shirts for all the players in all three tournaments and Aqua Cool and Gulf Brands International for providing refreshments for all the competitors on course and during the prize giving lunch.

Hole sponsors included SICO, GPZ Group, Reza Hygiene, Seef Dental, Gloss, URS, ASRY, Cebarco, and BBBF.

For further information about the Think Pink Bahrain charity, please email info@thinkpinkbahrain.com.

Ladies 18 Holes: 1st Hanne Hansen, Dena Wales, Anne Quintino & Debbie Lane (64.40 nett), 2nd Blandie Mills, Araceli Deakin, Dagfrid Berge & Caroline T D Roodenbeke (70.80). Nearest the pin: Dagfrid Berge (hole 16). Land on the green: Anne Quintino. Best dressed: Octoberfest: Karin Lutz, Pauline Jeakings, Sara Thompson & Cristina Fantechi.
Ladies 9 Holes Wee Monty: 1st Mary Gallagher & Geraldine Corbally (29). Nearest the pin: Mary Gallagher.
Gents 9 Holes: 1st Steve Middleton, Wayne Giles, Murtuz Zamanly & Don Warren (26.10 nett). Nearest the pins: Rob Lane (hole 12) & Steve Middleton (hole 16).

Photo 1:    (l-r) Royal Golf Club Director of Golf Bernie Morgan with the winning team of Wales, Hansen, Lane & Quintino, Think Pink founder Julie Sprakel
Photo 2:    All the lady participants

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