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In pictures: the inaugural Barcelona Golf Invitational presented by BOAT and Voly Group

6 June 2024 • Written by Hannah Rankine

The inaugural Barcelona Golf Invitational presented by BOAT and Voly Group took place on 15-16 May 2024 at one of Spain’s most prized golf courses. BOAT reflects on the highlights from the event…

The Barcelona Golf Invitational brought together 87 guests, including 67 golfers comprising 17 teams. The tournament took place on the renowned Stadium Course at Camiral Golf & Wellness in Barcelona, a premier Spanish golf course celebrated as the second-best in the nation by Golf Digest. The event would not have been possible without the support of our event partner, Voly Group, and our sponsors, South Wake Capital, Hill Robinson, Port Azure and KMF.

The welcome cocktail reception

Toby Moore and Ian Flanagan
Chris Magowan, Oli Riley, Roxanne Hughes, Jane Catchpole, Andrew LeBuhn and Sam Thompson
David Price
Josh Fuhrman, Tom Rapp, Wayne Huizenga and Matt Mark from South Wake Capital
Andrew Chandler, Josh Fuhrman, Matt Mark, Tom Whitehouse, Amelia Francis-Hill, Yoann Petit, Chorcha Harper, Ian Flanagan, Kirstie Slingsby, Tom Rapp, Wayne Huizenga and guest
The Pendennis team

The festivities began with a welcome cocktail reception on the evening before the golf cup. Held at Banyoles Garden on the resort’s clubhouse lawn with views overlooking the Stadium Course, guests met and dined with fellow players. A DJ, singer and guitarist elevated the evening with music and entertainment.

The warm-up clinic

Warm-up clinic with Pablo Larrazábal

After breakfast and a morning briefing, guests made their way to the driving range for a warm-up session. While Ewen Ferguson was unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, European Tour Short Game Coach Tom Whitehouse and European Tour champion Pablo Larrazábal offered players expert guidance and valuable tips to refine their game before hitting the course.

The golf cup

Mattieu Malfatti, Tim Carbury, Pablo Larrazábal, Dan Wise and Sam Tucker
Mattieu Malfatti, Tim Carbury and Sam Tucker
Mattieu Malfatt and Dan Wise
Ian Granville, Toby Allies, Pablo Larrazábal, Bryn Darbyshire and James Saddington
Pablo Larrazábal and Ian Flanagan
Pablo Larrazábal
Julia Müller, David Joachimmeyer, Pablo Larrazábal and Peter Joachimmeyer

The main event of the day saw golfers taking on the challenge of the 18-hole course in teams of four. Throughout the day, players competed not only for the coveted golf cup but also for various individual accolades, including Beat the Pro, The Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin. Midway through the course, players enjoyed lunch at the Halfway House.

As part of the social programme, non-golfers were invited to participate in the buggy race. Teams raced against the clock, aiming to locate various points around the resort as quickly as possible, testing their navigation and driving skills. Maite Murillo Galimany of Port Tarraco and Clàudia Moncau Mayola of Acquera Group took home the crown.

The prize-giving and after-party

Ian Flanagan and Toby Moore
Josh Fuhrman, Wayne Huizenga, Ian Flanagan, Matt Mark, Toby Moore and Tom Rapp
Dean Pilatti, Ian Flanagan, Sasha Romashova, Toby Moore and guests
Stewart Campbell, Adam Geast, Jane Smith, Amy Parsonson, Johanna Sargeant, Charlotte Harris, Clare Jempson and Toby Moore
Ian Flanagan, James Saddington, Toby Allies, Toby Moore, Ian Granville and Bryn Darbyshire
Maite Murillo Galimany

The day culminated in a celebratory barbecue where golfers and guests gathered to honour the champions during the prize-giving ceremony. Pendennis Villanova triumphed, claiming the prestigious golf cup, with Marina Port Vell and South Wake Capital securing second and third places, respectively. Additionally, Oli Riley triumphed in Beat the Pro, Mike Blood excelled in Nearest the Pin and Tom Rapp impressed with The Longest Drive.

During the evening a Silent Auction took place with all proceedings being split between YOTS and Chuf. Prizes included tickets to the British Open Golf Championship, the BMW PGA Championship, the British Summer Time concert and Niall Horan “The Show” meet and greet.

The chance to win tickets to this year’s British Open Golf Championship, the BMW PGA Championship, tickets to the British Summer Time concert and Niall Horan “The show” meet and greet were just some of the offerings.

Following the awards, the festivities continued with a dinner and after-party. Guests danced the night away to the tunes of a DJ, a saxophonist and the nine-piece band, Noir.

For more information about BOAT International’s event offerings, please contact events@boatinternationalmedia.com.

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