December 4, 2022

All three golf clubs in Baguio have instituted measures to ensure compliance by players and caddies to the health protocols under the general community quarantine.
Cordillera has been placed under GCQ until Feb. 28 due to the surge in Covid-19 cases and the detection of the UK variant in Bontoc, Mountain Province and La Trinidad, Benguet recently.
All players and caddies, including workers of Baguio Country Club, Camp John Hay, and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club, are subjected to temperature checks and are made to accomplish the health declaration forms every time they enter the clubs’ premises.
The National Inter-Agency Task Force announced that outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercises such as but not limited to golf, jogging, running, biking, swimming, tennis, badminton, and walking are allowed in areas under GCQ.
The IATF, however, advised those engaged in outdoor non-contact sports and activities to observe the minimum public health standards such as the wearing of face mask, physical distancing, and no sharing of equipment.
At CJH, club management has advised that since Jan. 25, all member-endorsed guests must also present a negative Covid RT-PCR or antigen test result, including health declaration forms, to enter the premises or play golf.
All CJH members are also advised to inform their guests to abide by all the club guidelines and protocols, as the club also reserves the right to request for additional information to verify the authenticity of documents provided by guests.
Children below 15 years old and 65 years old and above are not also allowed to enter the club premises for leisure purposes.
Holding tournaments remains prohibited, including any activity that invites a crowd within the fairway.
Local parbusters, meanwhile, extended their congratulations to Kalinga Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang for his hole-in-one feat at the par 3 hole 16 of Pinewoods Golf & Country Club on Feb. 2. – Harley F. Palangchao