This post is also available in: SpanishOn Friday evening the 30th of March 2012, Casa de Campo villa owners, Rolando and Monica Gonzalez-Bunster hosted a spectacular dinner and cocktail for the glamorous golfers of the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament. This year, more than 200 golfers, all personally invited by Alfy Fanjul himself took part in the Sugar Golf Tournament, 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. The tournament was played from Wednesday March the 28th through to Saturday March 31st with 4 days of golf accompanied by 4 evenings of dinners and parties hosted at various locations throughout the Casa de Campo resort. [Click here for an overview of the entire Sugar Golf Tournament event] The event began on Wednesday with a day of practice rounds, but was officially opened on Wednesday evening with a cocktail hosted by IBI Nautica at the Victory Club in the Marina Casa de Campo (click here for photos). Practice rounds continued on Thursday, before the official start of the tournament was marked on Thursday evening with a dinner hosted by Alfy Fanjul himself at his Casa de Campo oceanside estate “Casa Grande.”
Invitees of the Sugar Golf Tournament enjoyed cocktails on the terraceWith all the practice rounds over with, the tournament began for real on Friday morning the 30th of March, and with some pretty serious prize-money up for grabs, “newbies” to the tournament soon realized that this is not only Casa de Campo’s most glamorous tournaments – but also one of the most competitive. And so following the first day of tournament rounds, the celebrations continued – which depending on the golfing success (or lack of) meant golfers were able to quietly celebrate and prepare for day 2 or alternatively relax in the knowledge that victory was already beyond their reach! For the 3rd elegant evening of celebrations marking the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament, golfers and guests gathered at the stunning burnt orange ocean-side Casa de Campo villa of Monica and Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, where guests were treated to a typical Argentine BBQ pizzas from the stone oven. The evening began with cocktails complimented by “churri-pan” and pizza passed around as picadera, before guests were served a variety of meats directly from the BBQ by Rolando Gonazalez-Bunster, proud host and chef. What an excellent celebration!
The Fundación MIR The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Tecnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school). For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website: www.mirinternational.org To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens! To find out more and see photos and articles of events organized by the Fundación MIR – click here!