Article and photos by Tem A. Chavez
We have proven once again that nothing is more fun and excitingly enjoyable than golfing in the Philippines away from the winter snow.
Edgar Gonzalez, the organizer and coordinator of Golf Jamboree scheduled eight golf courses for the participating golfers from Winnipeg, Florida, Calgary, Nevada, Seattle and Los Angeles. A total of 48 par busters competed at Eagle Ridge’s (Aoki and Faldo) in Gen. Trias, Cavite, Summit Golf & C.C. in Lipa City, Batangas, Splendido Taal in Tagaytay, East Ridge C.C. in Binangonan, Rizal, Forest Hills (J.Nicklaus) in Antipolo, Rizal, Ayala Greenfield & Estate in Calamba, Laguna and Sherwood Hills Country Club in Trece Martires, Cavite.
According to Edgar, who has been a loyal client of Century Park Hotel for the past 15 years, decided for a change of scenery and moved to a new place situated in the heart of Malate, Manila. The Pan Pacific Hotel Manila, managed by a handsome Frenchman by the name of Richard Massellin, who is also an avid golfer. Edgar would like to express his gratitude to Richard and the entire crew of Pan Pacific Hotel for their generosity and hospitality to all our golfers… Everyone felt like they were home away from home.
Following are the 2014 winners. Congratulations!!!!
Joe Laderas -net score (70) Eagle Ridge (Aoki)
Ernie Laurenciano-net score (70) Summit Point C.C.
Conrad Tualla-net score (69) Splendido Taal
Manny Torres-net score (64) East Ridge C.C.
Rey Lozano-net score (67) Forest Hills (J. Nicklaus)
Arnold Calambacan-net score(67)Ayala Greenfield Golf
Bob Luna-net score (70) Eagle Ridge (Faldo)
Rene Sadsad-net score (63) Sherwood Hills C.C.
Popoy Gomez trophy (Golfer of the Year) was awarded to: Sgt. Eddie Ortiz, a member of the elite Las Vegas Police Dept.
Special trophies from Mayor Lammawin & Forest Hills was awarded to: Rey Lozano-Champion
Ed Ortiguerra-1st runner up
Fer Manalastas-2nd runner up
Manny Torres-3rd runner up
As always, the organizer would like to accommodate everyone but space is very limited specially next year as we are anticipating more golfers from other state. Therefore, reservations will be on first come first serve basis. So please if you are planning on joining us next year (Jan. 17-Feb. 04, 2015), please call Tem Chavezat (204)955-5335 or by E-mail: email@example.com to reserve your space.