Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines and the Apo Golf and Country Club officials will be putting a big smile on children starting April 4 when the Junior Golfers Clinic takes centerstage this month.
Young golfers who dream of becoming Davao City’s future stars will get the chance to learn from the professionals contracted by Apo Club officer-in-charge Pablito “Billy” Parilla.
Billy is no stranger to serving the public being a Rotarian himself, a Rotary Club governor, in fact.
Since he loves to play golf and being a member of the Apo club in good standing, he took the initiative of holding such a noble activity to give the youth, aged five to 17 years, a chance to learn properly a sport inwhich Dabawenyos can excel in the international stage.
The likes of Chihiro Ikeda, Sarah Ababa, Cassius and Renato Casas, Marvin Dumandan, Jay and Rufino Bayron, Tony Lascuna, Edgar Ababa, Ramil Bisera and Elmer Salvador, to name a few, are fine examples that golf as a sport perfectly fits a Dabawenyo.
Davao City is blessed with world-class and beautiful courses like Apo, the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club, the short but manageable Davao City Golf Club, precisely the reason why we can produce topnotch golfers who are now competing in the Philippine and Asian circuits. I heard that another world-class golf course is being built in the city, which is another welcome development for followers of the game.
Coca-Cola will not only get another advertising pitch this summer but for sure, they will be best remembered by the young participants and their parents.
The Board of Directors of Apo, if possible, must make this an annual event, an activity that young and aspiring golfers would always look forward to every summer.
I hope this will not be the last, Billy, because Coca-Cola, for sure, will be happy to invest in the development of young golfers.
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This is really cool.
The Masters has released an iPad application for golf fanatics to get the latest of the tournament on April 4 to 10. It will display nine live video channels.
If you have an iPhone, you’ll enjoy five live video channels.
So, even if you are on the go, obviously, on the way to a business meeting or conference, travelling from one city to another, you won’t miss the 2011 Masters Tournament this time.
Isn’t that wonderful?