Gone Golfing

Jamie Wetherbe The first FiVR/Ambassador Cups Golf Tournament will be held from Jan. 27-Feb. 6, at some of the finest golf courses in the Philippines. The charity event aims to provide an intercity/interclub golf tournament while promoting the Philippines as a golf haven as well as an ideal and affordabl

By: Jamie Wetherbe

The first FiVR/Ambassador Cups Golf Tournament will be held from Jan. 27-Feb. 6, at some of the finest golf courses in the Philippines. The charity event aims to provide an intercity/interclub golf tournament while promoting the Philippines as a golf haven as well as an ideal and affordable retirement destination in the Asia-Pacific region, officials said.

Proceeds from the tournament will help finance the Gawad Kalinga home projects, scholarships for students of the Manila Science High School and construction of a school in Romblon province.

The winning team will be awarded the President Fidel V. Ramos Champion’s Cup (FiVR Cup) named after the former Philippine statesman, who is also a golfing aficionado. The individual champion will receive the Ambassador Willy Gaa Champion’s Cup in honor of the current Philippine Ambassador to the United States.

Several runner-up prizes, as well as special award, including longest drive and nearest to the pin, will be awarded to golfers who will also compete for chances to win trophies and other prizes, such as a roundtrip plane ticket to the Philippines.

Six games will be played on some of the Philippines’ best golf courses and resorts. The first game on Jan. 29 will be held at Splendido and Aoki, and two games are set for team play at Eagle Ridge, while another two games will be held at Sherwood and Midlands.

The final game will be the Butch Armada Celebrity Memorial Game, a celebrity-laden event for fun and fund-raising at Riviera Golf Club.

The awards banquet will be held on Feb. 6, hosted by the Philippine Retirement Authority.

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