April 17, 2024

Around 50 teams have signified their intent to participate in the inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation, Inc. Cup set at Camp John Hay and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club on May 18 to 20.

Organizers of the event for-a-cause, which aims to raise funds for civic projects and programs of CGFI, announced more than P2.1 million worth of giveaways will be distributed to registered participants, who will see action in the regular and seniors divisions.

TWO WEEKS TO D-DAY — The inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Cup set at Camp John Hay and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club has attracted more than 50 teams that signified their intention to join the event for-a-cause that aims to raise funds for the civic projects and programs of the charity group. — Harley Palangchao

CGFI President Arnel Peil reported the teams that signified to participate composed of players from various parts of the country, including players from the Cordillera.

“It’s all systems go and we are overwhelmed by the support of the different teams and players who believe in our cause,” said Peil, who, together with the members of the different committees, has been busy preparing for the tournament.

The deadline for the registration is on May 1 with a team fee of P50,000. Each team will be composed of four players, whose scores will all be counted during the tournament.

Aside from the giveaways, dinners and raffle prizes, the registration fee entitles each player to a one-day practice round and a two-day tournament proper in both courses.

The tournament will adopt the PAL scoring system similar to the Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament.

The organizing committees will soon announce the prizes for players who will score a hole-in-one, an albatross, or an eagle in designated holes at CJH and PGCC.

CGFI also partnered with FilGolf, which will regularly update the scores of every participant through its official portal, filgolf.com.

Among the initial civic projects of the CGFI is to donate financial assistance to schools in depressed areas in all provinces and cities in the Cordillera in a bid to motivate the learners in their areas.

CGFI, a non-stock, non-profit group duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, also plans to conduct outreach missions in depressed areas in coordination with concerned government agencies and private partners. – Harley F. Palangchao