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Cordillera golf foundation tournament draws 66 teams on its inaugural staging

CGFI MEETS DEPED-CAR SUPERINTENDENTS: Officials of the Cordillera Golfers Foundation, Inc. led by President Arnel Peil and Benguet Vice Gov. Ericson Felipe met with the superintendents of the Schools Division Offices of the Department of Education-CAR at Camp John Hay on May 5, 2023 and discussed the partnership between CGFI and the agency for the upcoming civic project of the foundation. Each of the seven Schools Division Office of DepEd-CAR will get modest amount from the proceeds of the 1st Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Cup set at Camp John Hay and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club on May 18 to 20, 2023 for their respective priority project or program. CGFI Photo

Some 66 teams are expected to see action in a two venue, three day team golf tournament late this week.

With the teams having their practice rounds tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday, everything is set for the inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Thursday at the Camp John Hay and the Pinewoods Golf and Country Club fairways.

Some 44 teams will see action in the regular competitions with Flights Championship, A, B and C, while 15 teams are geared to hit the fairways of the two golf links in the Senior division which is open in two flights, A and B.

“There is also a Friendship division where seven teams will be teeing off Thursday,” said CGFI president Arnel Peil this week.

Friendship because the entries have no established handicap, the CGFI president explained in the tournament which the John Hay link co-hosts for the first time with PGCC.

The Cup is a PAL Stableford tournament where an ace scores six, a birdie three and a par is worth two and a bogey one. After that, the player’s team is penalized by two.

Although, it is a team event, individual awards will be given. Teams have four players with an option to having an alternate fifth player.

Only the four teams with the lowest total handicap will be entered in the top flight. While those entered in Class A will be the next 12th lowest or the fifth to 16th, Class B from the 17th to 28th and Class C from 29th to 40th.

Flight A in the ppSeniors division will  be the the top 50 percent, while the lower 50 percent will be lumped under flight B.

Each player is entitled to a special token, dinner, and raffle prizes.

Teams entered in the tournament include BIBAK, Baguio City Team, Baguio Blue Bloods, Razcals, Davao Eaglemasters, Laus Group, Team Pugo and Pugad Adventures and Palm Groove, among others.

A team from Cebu is also entered in the tournament.

Peil expressed hope that with the support of the golfing community, the foundation can reach out to learners in depressed areas in the Cordilleras, including Baguio City.

He added that CGFI is also planning to conduct outreach mission to help people in need of medical assistance.

Earlier, CGFI Corporate Secretary Marlo Quadra has dispatched letters to the Department of Education to help identify the possible school beneficiaries of the tournament.  PML

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