Hublot Scores a Hole in One at the Costa Smeralda Invitational in Porto Cervo


Hublot scored a "Hole in One" at this weekend's Costa Smeralda Invitational, Europe’s leading new golf tournament for celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment, playing alongside VIP corporate guests, to raise money for Autism Rocks and UNICEF.

Hosted on June 27th, 2015 by one of world golf’s current superstars and Hublot Ambassador, Justin Rose, the event was an unforgettable two days of world class golf and hospitality. Held at the majestic Robert Trent Jones Snr-designed Pevero Golf Club, with breath-taking Mediterranean views that are Costa Smeralda’s signature, the Tournament is set to become a must-attend annual event in diaries of VIPs and celebrities alike.

Each Team, captained by a celebrity, had the opportunity to test their game against Rose with the reigning Scottish Open champion hosting a “Beat the Pro” competition on the stunning par 3 10th hole. Each guest who was closest to the pin was entered into a Hublot Wall Clock prize draw. Rose also hosted a private clinic for the 18 celebrity captains prior to the tournament’s start.

Along with European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch, Rose later played holes with football superstars Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Di Matteo, Ronald de Boer, Dwight Yorke and Les Ferdinand, cricket gods Kapil Dev and Brian Lara and double Olympic Games gold medalist Edwin Moses in the 18-hole team stableford event. Scottish actor Dougray Scott, of Mission Impossible II and Taken 3 frame, and television stars Denise van Outen (England), Rannvijay Singh (India) and Federica Fontana (Italy) also enjoyed the spectacular setting and course. The celebrities, who captained VIPs and business leaders in the teams’ competition, competed for the honour of being the inaugural Costa Smeralda Invitational champion.

“It’s been a real honour to host the inaugural Costa Smeralda Invitational and to rub shoulders with so many icons of sports and entertainment, many of whom inspired me as a youngster,” said Rose.

Following the Invitational, Rose and his wife, Kate, stopped by the Hublot Boutique at the luxurious Cala di Volpe Hotel. Over glasses of chilled Ruinart Champagne, Hublot Brand Director for Italy, Augusto Capitanucci, presented Rose several of the brand's novelties, including the King Power Special Edition, as well as offered a Big Bang Jeans Steel Diamonds to Kate to wear for the evening.