20th Edition of the Harmon’s Cup
THE REAL GOLF CLUB EL PRAT CELEBRATES THE 20TH EDITION OF THE HARMONIOUS CUP
This international tournament combines the participation of teams formed by RCGP members and, by invitation, their correspondent clubs, friendly entities and partners of the “RCGP Business Club”.
The 20th edition of the Harmon Cup was held on 7 and 8 October for the Pink Tour (Saturday) and the Blue Tour (Sunday). The first day of competition has been played under the Fourball Medal Play modality and on Sunday Individual Medal Play. A total of nineteen teams formed by RCGP members have participated, and by invitation, entities and clubs friends and partners of the “RCGP club of companies”: Quadis, Club de Golf Llavaneras, Club de Golf Terramar, Real Club Pineda de Sevilla, Golf Club de Lausanne and Circolo Golf Torino La Mandria.
The historic trophy came alive in 2012 thanks to the cession of the Cup that D. Claudio Güell made during the celebration of our centenary. The award evoked feelings of nostalgia and recognition for our entity and it was then that the Club Board decided to include the Harmon Cup in the annual calendar of competitions.
In the 2012,2014,2015 and 2016 editions it has been played in teams with the aim of making it a meeting of old and new friends, united by the passion for our magnificent sport.
In 1912 a group of friends, crazy about golf, created the Barcelona Golf Club, which later became known as Club de Golf de Pedralbes, making the dream of having a golf course in their city a reality. Shortly afterwards, King Alfonso XIII granted the entity the title of Royal, which continues to be part of its current name.
The Harmon Cup was the most beloved social competition organised by the Real Club de Golf de Pedralbes, our predecessor Club, between 1934 and 1954. The Cup was awarded to anyone who won three consecutive years or five alternates.
THE ORIGINAL GLASS
When the Spanish Civil War broke out Juan Rosell, Juanet, who was a professional of the club, did not hesitate to bury the Cup under the green of the 9th hole to prevent it from becoming war booty.
Over the years, the Harmon Cup was unearthed and recovered for the Club, although it had lost its original golden tonality.
The Cup itself was a jewel of art deco style goldsmithing and a reproduction of it is given each year to the players of the winning team.
THE TOURNAMENT AT PRESENT
In these new editions are played by teams of 4 players in two days and under the modalities Fourball Medal Play and Individual Medal Play. Teams of various nationalities participate and on the last day a buffet lunch is held with all participants and the awards ceremony.
TEAM CHAMPION 20TH CUP HARMON:
REAL CLUB DE GOLF EL PRAT: PABLO GÜELL, LUCAS GARRE, CARLOS HOSPITAL AND IGNACIO BORÉS-LEONORI (344 Blows)
HONOR ROLL 20TH HARMONIOUS CUP
Best Scratch Team: CLUB DE GOLF LLAVANERAS – RAMÓN CLAVELL, JAVIER MONSÓ, ANDREU PÉREZ AND MARTA TRILLO (357 Hits)
Best Fourball Result: GLORIA OLIVERAS / JUAN DE DIOS DE MORA (60 Hits)
Best Individual Scratch Result: RAMON CLAVELL (70 Hits)
Best Individual Result Handicap: GLORIA OLIVERAS (66 Hits)
Best Guest Team: REAL CLUB PINEDA DE SEVILLA – GREGORIO YBARRA, SANTIAGO URQUIJO, ALVARO SALINAS AND FERNANDO RUÍZ-CABELLO (357 Golpes)
Collaborators: ATLÀNTIDA VIATGES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS OF CATALONIA RICOH, RISTOL, MAILBOXES ETC, AMÉLIE, CORVUS and BRINS
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