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Inaugural Cordillera golf foundation tournament draws 67 teams

IT BEGINS. The inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Cup after the ceremonial tee at the Camp John Hay golf course Wednesday after the two-day practice rounds at the Camp John Hay and Pinewoods Golf and Country Club fairways. Some 67 teams will be seeing action in the first ever team competitions aimed to raise funds to help young Cordillera learners as well as provide medical aid, which are the programs of the organizing CGFI. The John Hay golf course. PML

IT BEGINS. The inaugural Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Cup after the ceremonial tee at the Camp John Hay golf course Wednesday after the two-day practice rounds at the Camp John Hay and Pinewoods Golf and Country Club fairways. Some 67 teams will be seeing action in the first ever team competitions aimed to raise funds to help young Cordillera learners as well as provide medical aid, which are the programs of the organizing CGFI. The John Hay golf course. PML

It’s all systems go for some 67 teams as they battle for supremacy in the fairways and greens of two courses here, one that will host for the first time a big tournament.

The  Cordillera Golfers Foundation Inc. Cup premieres with 67 of the teams seeing action in the Camp John Hay and the Pinewoods Golf and Country Club fairways in a three day event where the latter is host for the first time a tournament this magnitude.

Game days will be Thursday to Saturday where 50 teams will see action in the regular competitions with Flights Championship, A, B and C. Three teams are geared to hit the fairways in the Championship Flight, while 14 each are entered in flights A and B and 12 in flight C.

A fifth flight, Friendship, has seven teams.

The Seniors will have two flights, A and B, with seven and 10 teams, respectively.

Teams will play a round in each of the course with one rest day.

Games will be at the CJH course only on the first day, while the two courses will be used on Friday.

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.

Aside from having winners in the team competition, individual awards will be given also, added CGFI president Arnel Peil. Teams have four players with an option to having an alternate fifth player.

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

Among the teams that finished their practice rounds the last two days are 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.

Last week, the CGFI officers met with DepEd Cordillera superintendents to discuss how they could be of help to learners. PML

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