- Published on 7 September 2023
Results of the Princess of Monaco Cup 2023
The 3rd edition of the Princess of Monaco Cup was held this Wednesday, September 6th at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club
In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the Princess of Monaco Cup golf tournament organized by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was held on Wednesday, September 6th at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club.
Starting at 7:30 am, the participants arrived at the Golf Club. The tournament lasted all morning and began with a first ball shot by H.S.H. Prince Albert II (Serenity team).
The teams, composed of 3 players – with an initial duo completed by 1 celebrity – competed on the rules of the “Scramble” format. Special prizes were at stake on different holes: the “Nearest to the pin”, the “Longest drive” and the “Hole in one”.
After the points count according to the players’ handicap, the podium was as follows:
Winning team: Monako with Richard Bland (Golf)
2nd place: Powers with Mutaz Essa Barshim (Athletics)
3rd place: Monaco Cavaliers with Lee Westwood (Golf)
The special prizes were won by Karin Stent-Torriani (Monaco Asset Management team) – “Longest drive” (woman) with a shot from 198 meters, Oscar Klefbom (hockey player, Monaco Asset Management team) – “Longest drive” (man) with a shot from 320 meters and Steven Ferguson (Illusion team) – “Nearest to the pin” by placing the ball 5 meters 80 from the flag.
In the evening, the tournament ended with the symbolic shot of the 19th golf hole on the Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo, in the presence of T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, H.E. Mr. Pierre Dartout, Minister of State and Mr. Stéphane Valéri, Président-Délégué of the Société des Bains de Mer. The mythical Place du Casino was converted into a golf course for the night.
H.S.H. Princess Charlene struck first on the tee placed at the Jardins des Boulingrins, 64 meters from the flag located in the center of the Place du Casino.
Then, each tournament participant tried to win the “Hole in one” prize – a Verge TS Pro electric motorbike branded with the Foundation logo. The bullets were made of cotton to prevent breakage which increased the difficulty, but a “Nearest to the pin” award was won with a ball landing 22 centimeters from the flag.
This charity golf tournament raises funds for the educational projects of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, for drowning prevention and the education of children through the values of sport.
The Foundation would like to thank all participants, Foundation Ambassadors and celebrities who came from all over the world to support this event: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Athletics | Qatar); Ollie Bearman (Formula 2 | England); Alexandre Bilodeau (Ski | Canada); Richard Bland (Golf | England); Ross Butler (Actor | United States); John Collins (Football | Scotland); Ilija Djurdjevic (Golf | Germany); Caleb Ewan (Cycling | Australia); Benjamin Fall (Rugby | France); Maximilian Günther (Formula E | Germany); Oscar Klefbom (Ice Hockey | Sweden); Bryan Habana (Rugby | South Africa); Mika Häkkinen (Formula 1 | Finland); Gareth Lord (Golf | England); Caroline Mohr (Golf | Sweden); Frederik Paulsen (Ferrari Challenge Racing | Denmark); Sophie Sandolo (Golf | Italy); Dakota Schuetz (Freestyle scooter | United States); Lee Westwood (Golf | England).