Princely couple tee off from Casino Gardens for fundraiser

On Wednesday, the Casino Gardens in Monte Carlo were transformed into the 19th hole for the Princess of Monaco Cup.

The third edition of the biannual golf tournament teamed up partners with celebrities to raise money for the the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
 
The day started with 57 players including 18 celebs teeing off for a round of “Scramble” play at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club, with Team Monako winning.

The fun continued when a special 19th hole was set up in the Casino Gardens in Monte Carlo where each player tried to chip a sustainable fish golf ball some 50 meters for a hole-in-one to win an electric Verge TS motorbike, valued at over €30,000.

Princess Charlene made the first shot followed by Prince Albert.
 
This year’s celebrity play list included Tour de France pro cyclist Caleb Ewan, actor Ross Butler from Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, three-time world champion in ISA Scooter, Dakota Schuetz, Ryder Cup icon Lee Westwood and golfer Caroline Mohr, who lost her leg to cancer at age 22.

Created in 2011, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation strives “to prevent drowning and to develop the education of children through the values of sport”.

In the first edition, €330,000 was raised and in 2021, funds were shared with Fight Aids Monaco.

Hear more on the Full English Breakfast show this Thursday (7 September) at 8.10am - and on the podcast shortly afterwards.

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