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Last Wednesday the 28th of March, the participants of the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament, who had been personally invited by Alfy Fanjul gathered at the end of the Paseo del Mar in the shadow of the Victory Club, where they toasted the opening of the annual 4-day event with champagne served under the stars.
As ever year, the Sugar Golf Tournament 2012 proved to be one of the most glamorous and exclusive events in the Casa de Campo social calendar, bringing together both Casa de Campo villa owners and residents with members of the jetset elite from across the globe, all Alfy Fanjul’s personal friends and acquaintances.
[Click here for an overview of the entire Sugar Golf Tournament event]
The elegant welcome cocktail, originally hosted by Don Creamer, one of the founding member’s of the tournament has in recent years been hosted by local Marina Casa de Campo business I.B.I Nautica with the sponsorship of Benetti yachts. Traditionally the most casual of all the elegant evening events, which accompany the daytime golf rounds, guests enjoyed champagne and cocktails with a selection of picadera, whilst meeting and greeting old and new friends – many of whom have been playing in this legendary tournament since the beginning.
Tommaso Bilotta, Alfy Fanjul and Mauro Caslini
As the head of the annual Sugar Golf Tournament, Alfy Fanjul took the microphone to say a few words of welcome to his distinguished guests, and was joined by Mauro Caslini, of I.B.I and Tommaso Bilotta, Benetti Yachts Sales Area Manager for Latin America.
A surprise and wonderful addition to the evening’s proceedings was live music by Victor Mitrov, one of the most prominent Bulgarian musicians of his generation and distinguished young orchestral performer, who is currently the principle trumpeter for the Dominican Republic’s National Symphony Orchestra – and to whom the guests danced the night away, as he filled the night air with excellent renditions of classic merengue and salsa.
The following photos were taking during the welcome cocktail for the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament celebrated at the Marina Casa de Campo:
The following photos taken during the welcome cocktail for the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament celebrated at the Marina Casa de Campo were contributed by IBI Nautica: