1st CGFI Cup to assemble top players in Cordillera
The inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Cup is gaining ground as players and some sponsors have signified support for the event set on May 18 to 20 at Camp John Hay and Pinewoods Golf and Country Club.
Letters of invite were already dispatched to the various golf clubs and associations in the Cordillera and rest of the country, as CGFI is targeting around 72 teams composed of 288 players.
CGFI earlier announced the tournament will be a team event but with individual champions in the various divisions using the PAL scoring system similar to the format of the annual Fil-Am Invitational Tournament.
But this time, each team will field four players and all of their scores will be counted.
Registration fee is P50,000 for each team, which entitles each player to a special token, dinner, and raffle prizes.
Practice rounds will be on May 16 to 17 in both courses.
The tournament will be at CJH on May 18 to 19 while the competition at PGCC will be on May 18 to 20.
The regular division will be composed of the championship flight and class A, B, and C while the seniors will have two divisions based on team handicaps.
CGFI President Arnel Peil hopes that with the support of the golfing community, the foundation can reach out to learners in depressed areas in the six provinces of the Cordillera and Baguio City.
Peil said CGFI also has plans to conduct an outreach mission to help people in need of medical assistance.
Earlier, GCFI Corporate Secretary Marlo Quadra has dispatched letters to the Department of Education to help identify the possible school beneficiaries of the tournament.
For more details about the tournament, contact CGFI secretariat at 0917-889-8917, or email [email protected]. – Harley F. Palangchao