February 1, 2023

Seasoned golfers from Kalinga have long wanted to share their passion for the game especially to the younger generation reason why they found ways to motivate would-be golfers.

Last week, members of the Mountaineers Golf Club formally opened the Mountaineers Golf Driving Range at the MSA Park at Mapaway, Ili, Tabuk City to golf enthusiasts.

FREE GOLF TRAINING — The Mountaineers Golf Club is promoting golf as an alternative sport in Kalinga with the opening of a driving range at Mapaway, Ili, Tabuk City. Two professional golfers have been tapped to give free tutorials on the basics of the game from Jan. 5 to 15. — Contributed photo

Two members of the MGC, Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang and Board Member Camilo Lammawin, Jr., extended their invitations to the public to try golf as an alternative sport.

The group also commissioned two professional golfers to teach any golf enthusiast from the province on the basics of the game.

The free coaching period is from Jan. 5 to 15, according to the group.

The past years saw the growing number of golf enthusiasts from all walks of life in Kalinga.

Some of the winning amateur golfers in the localities trace their roots to Kalinga.

There is likewise a rise in the number of golfers in Baguio and Benguet, both young and old players, pre and post-pandemic due to the health benefits of outdoor games.

The recent 72nd Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament saw the rise of young golfers, who greatly contributed points to the winning teams from the Cordillera. – Harley F. Palangchao