The Esmeralda Charity Golf Tournament Series, which the Limmat Foundation has been running for 28 years, has produced two winning teams in 2023. On the 7th of September 2023, Tanja Portmann and Selwyn von Grünigen (HCP 19.1 and 2.3) won the first prize net with 40 points. The game was played in Four Ball Better Ball – Stableford mode. The two golfers will travel to Colombia together with the winning team from the final of 2022 that was caught up in May 2023. Accompanied by Juan Alarcon, former project director of the Limmat Foundation, they will visit the projects for children that are financed by the Esmeralda Charity Cup. The winner’s program also includes their participation in a charity golf tournament in Cartagena de Indias.
This highly endowed prize, which is financed by sponsors, challenged the finalists. Despite the heat, they played with concentration and ambition on the perfectly prepared course of the Golf Club Wylihof. At the same time, the guest tournament was also taken place, where sponsors and guests of the Limmat Foundation could enjoy the day in individual – Stableford mode.
In the evening, the Colombian Ambassador Francisco Javier Echeverri Lara thanked the golfers for their contribution, with which they have supported 55 projects in his country over the past 28 years, offering more than 600,000 children the chance to lead a different and better life. As representative of the main sponsor, Patrick Helfenstein spoke about the common goals in terms of sustainability of the bank J. Safra Sarasin and the Limmat Foundation. He also confirmed the continuation of the sponsorship next year.