June 23, 2024

It’s all systems go for the inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Cup set at Camp John Hay Golf Club and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club on May 18 to 20.

The golf for-a-cause that is expected to draw the best golfers from the Cordillera and other parts of the country aims to raise funds for the planned civic projects and programs of the Cordillera Golfers Foundation, Inc. established by a group of civic-minded golfers in this highland region.

READYING FOR CGFI CUP — Seasoned and beginner golfers in Baguio City and Benguet are expected to participate in the inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Cup set at Camp John Hay Golf Club and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club on May 18 to 20, as the people behind the foundation aims to raise funds for its various civic projects and programs such as reaching out to people and learners in depressed areas and to help people in need. Here, local golfers hold regular practice rounds at Pinewoods on weekend. — Contributed photo

This year, CGFI will set aside P300,000 for school beneficiaries in Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Baguio. 

The beneficiaries will be selected in coordination with the Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

“With this tournament, we expect to reach out to the people in need, including the pupils and students of schools in depressed areas in all six provinces of the Cordillera,” said CGFI President Arnel Peil.

Peil along with some of the incorporators and board of trustees of CGFI figured out in various relief drives during the Covid-19 pandemic, including financial assistance to groups of healthcare frontliners.

The various CGFI committees have been tasked to ensure the smooth conduct of the tournament with a team registration fee of P50,000 composed of minimum of four players. The fee is inclusive of welcome dinner on May 18, dinner during awards night on May 20, a special token, and a chance to win in the raffles.

The tournament will adopt the Stableford scoring system, or the PAL point system, with “our to play, Four to count” format.

Each team can have more than four players, but only a maximum of four players per team will be allowed per game.

Invitations have been dispatched to the three major clubs in Baguio, including selected clubs outside of the region to field their elite teams to compete in the tournament that aims to duplicate the success of the Davao Eaglemasters Cup in Davao City. – Harley F. Palangchao