The number of teams that signify to play for the inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation, Inc. Golf Cup set on May 18 to 20 has reached 60 while political leaders outside the Cordillera threw their support for the charity event.
The maiden event set at Camp John Hay Golf Club and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club will be a battle between Cordillera players and those from other areas in the country such as central Luzon, Metro Manila, and Palawan.
Political leaders have also thrown their support to the tournament, which aims to raise funds for the civic projects and programs of the CGFI.
Among the group’s lined up civic projects is the donation of cash to public schools in depressed areas in six provinces of the Cordillera in coordination with the Department of Education.
Also in the list of projects is the possible conduct of an outreach program or identification of indigent patients needing financial help, to which the group could extend a modest assistance.
The event secretariat has announced there will be a team captains’ meeting during practice rounds on May 16 and 17 where the rules of the game will be shared to them for widest dissemination to all participants.
This early, the organizers have advised all interested participants to strictly abide by the rules prepared by experts in golf tournaments for close to two decades.
The deadline for the registration is on May 10 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 two-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 prizes for players who will score a hole-in-one, an albatross, or an eagle in designated holes at CJH and PGCC will be announced before the tournament proper. – Harley F. Palangchao