RYS 6th Golf Bonanza 2015

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The most eagerly anticipated yachting golf tournament on the Riviera will take place at the Grande Bastide Golf Course on Friday the 2nd of October.

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Dear Potential Bonanzees!

Yes, it is that time of the year again so polish them clubs and get ready to rumble!

There will be a free shuttle bus leaving Antibes at 07:00 from here. Do not be late - the bus will leave at 07:00!!

There will be a number of free mini buses for several return trips in the afternoon.

These transfer services are kindly sponsored by PRESTIGE DRIVER.


On arrival at the golf course you are requested to please register BEFORE digging into a hearty complimentary Full English Breakfast sponsored by RIVIERA GOURMET, the best food supplier on the Côte d’Azur & Sô-sij, who makes the most delicious sausages in the south of France.


The air-horn will sound at 08:30 signalling the shotgun start. Please make sure that you have found your way to your designated tee-off by then!

After completing a few holes and working up a thirst it will be time for the Drinks Buggies to enter the fray. These are sponsored by the great guys from the best brewery in the SOF: Colgan’s Brewery and the finest crew agent you would hope to meet: Maureen McManus from Dovaston Crew Antibes.


Hole #3

There are a number of sub-competitions on the course with the most prestigious one being hole #3 (par 3, 159m) where a well-timed swing could see you driving away with this beauty: 


She will be parked outside the club-house and ready to take you home. This prize is sponsored by the leader in Yacht Technology Management: BOND TM.


Hole #5

On hole #5 (par 3,) the Pro, Jeremie Felenc will meet and greet you and then throw down the gauntlet. He will start by teeing-off before the foursome you are in. Everyone who comes closer to the pin than him will win a prize.

The hole is sponsored by Riviera Gourmet.

Damian & Nadia from Riviera Gourmet have introduced a new challenge where players are invited to make a donation towards the preservation of Lions in Africa. As compensation, the player furthest from the hole will win an excellent gourmet hamper with a value of 350€!


Hole #17

More target practice takes place on hole #17, sponsored by STURGE Insurance. 

You will get ONE shot to try and hit the floating green in the pond next to the tee-off. All those who make contact with the inflatable green will win a prize.



Your pride as a player boils down to tape measures and geometry on the next three holes.


Hole #10

Bring out the BIG DOGS! The longest drive, hole #10, is sponsored by HEM / Cathelco.

Leading the way in water treatment.



Hole #16

Closest to pin, hole #16 is sponsored by Freedom Maritime.


Hole #4

Closest to the line, hole #4, is sponsored by ELITE Rent-a-Car.


Hole #7

And finally on hole #7, (par 4, 269m,) You will meet a brand new challenge sponsored by Zephyr Yachting, where the winner will be the one closest to pin in two shots. (Should someone be closest after one shot: hats off to them!!)




After the game we will all gather at the 19th hole (Club House) to continue the festivities, swap war-stories and make excuses about where it all went wrong.

A complimentary Champagne and wine bar will greet you on the terrace, sponsored by Riviera Wine.

Please make sure to make contact with as many of our kind sponsors as possible at this time!

A sumptuous three course lunch will follow and then the generous prize giving ceremony will commence.

We are delighted to welcome les Caves d’Esclans as sponsor for the rosé wine that will be served throughout the lunch and prize giving ceremony!
I think many of us know the famous Chateau d’Esclans and the legendary wines Whispering Angel & Garrus produced at their estate!


There will also be prizes for best dressed individuals (m/f) and best dressed team so let your imagination run-wild! For inspiration on dress-up and other pictures of last year’s incredible GOLF BONANZA click on the link below.

Feel free to linger-on at the terrace for further socializing after lunch.

The Vaiano’s will be on standby for some return trips to Antibes where many will continue the festivities.