Preparations for the country’s biggest and longest-running amateur golf team tournament are now in its initial stages as Philippine Airlines (PAL) holds the 67th Men’s Regular and 28th Seniors Interclub in Bacolod City.
Registration is now ongoing for participants both here and abroad as organizers set the 1st team captains meeting onNovember 15 at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club. The event set February 2014 will open with the seniors event to be capped by the regular men’s tournament.
Defending champion Cebu Country Club will seek a three-peat victory after winning the men’s regular title last year at its home course, while Canlubang will aim to win an 8th seniors championship trophy in the event organized by Asia’s first airline and Philippine flag carrier.
Last year, 95 teams including 53 from abroad, played in the Seniors event while 75 squads (including 32 international) fought it out in the Regular tournament.
Meanwhile, the talented young golfers from Manila Southwoods Masters in Cavite are touted to win a third straight crown in 8th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ladies Interclub slated October 23-26 at the Rancho Palos Verdes course in Davao City.
Representatives of 24 squads, including two from faraway Australia, flew to Davao recently for the 1st team captains meeting for the ladies tournament.
Cebu (Founders), Tagaytay (Sportswriters) and Apo Golf (Friendship) were also in the champions’ row with Manila Southwoods Masters when Iloilo hosted the event last year.(pr)