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Gebr Heinemann celebrated its 25th year as host of the Cannes golf tournament on Sunday, in association with partner and co-host Estée Lauder. Although the day was threatened by rain early in the round (which also pushed back the tee-off by almost an hour), it didn’t dampen the spirits of the 100-plus golfers, for which this is one of the social highlights of the annual Cannes week.
A team including Anders Tauno, Gilles Pomereau, Sebastian Clausen and Patrick Vorstenbosch (pictured above) captured the top prize, with a stableford score of 48 points.
There was also a special surprise for Estée Lauder. Gebr Heinemann Co-Owners Gunnar and Claus Heinemann presented Lauder’s President Travel Retailing Worldwide Olivier Bottrie with a cheque for €15,000 for the beauty group’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, which runs during October each year.
Gebr Heinemann’s Harry Diehl said: “We are delighted to support Estée Lauder in this campaign, a company that supports so many good causes, including, through Olivier, the Hand in Hand for Haiti campaign to build a school in Haiti.”
Olivier Bottrie (right), Harry Diehl (centre) and golf club owner Jean-Stephane Camerini mark the 25th anniversary of the Cannes golf event