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Maserati proudly supports British golfer Justin Rose

17th July 2009 Print
Justin Rose with the new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic As the curtain raises on the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, in Scotland, Maserati GB is proud to announce its support of British golfer Justin Rose.

Justin, who drives a Maserati Quattroporte S when in the UK, arrived from the US last week, and had an extremely busy schedule in the running up to the Open Championship. On Wednesday 8th July at the prestigious Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire, the inaugural ‘Justin Rose Tradition Charity Golf Day’ took place, raising a staggering figure of £176,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The format for the day saw 80 golfers take part in a celebrity Pro-Am, with celebrities and sponsors chauffeured around in a fleet of Maserati Quattroportes and GranTurismos. Captains such as Tim Henman, Jodie Kidd, Matt Dawson and Bruce Forsyth CBE, all lead their teams into battle on the golf course. Following the golf, over 120 guests enjoyed the evening entertainment in a glamorous marquee on the lawns of Stoke Park where auctioneer Jonny Gould brilliantly persuaded bidders to continually increase their offers for the ‘money can't buy' prizes.

The charity day is an event that Justin had been dreaming of organising for some time and was delighted to see so many friends, family and supporters coming together for the occasion.

The day itself was all about raising as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK, a charity very close to Justin, who lost is father to leukaemia, and his wife Kate, whose mother died of breast cancer. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. In 2007/08 they spent almost £44 million on breast cancer research alone, making them the largest single funder of breast cancer research in the UK. They also support a broad spectrum of research into leukaemia in adults and children. This includes laboratory studies into the biology and genetic basis of leukaemia, as well as testing new treatments in patients.

For further information on Cancer Research UK, visit

To follow Justin’s progress in the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, visit

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Justin Rose with the new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic