7th PAL Ladies Interclub ends today-A A +A
By Imee Garcia
Friday, September 21, 2012
ONE day, Kiko H. and Carlos M. played golf at Apo Golf.
Before teeing off, Kiko drank iced tea at the clubhouse. He drank so much iced tea that on the second hole, he took a leak in the bushes.
All of a sudden, a cobra appeared and bit him right on the tip of his “weenie.” He asked Carlos to look for help. Carlos ran back to the clubhouse and found Dra. Yvette B.
Carlos explained, “Doc, my friend was bitten by a cobra, what should I do?” The Doc Yvette replied, “First, make an incision where the snake bit your friend, then start sucking it. Squeeze and suck the infected area to remove as much poison as you can. Suck as hard as you can, okay? Do that, or else, your friend will die.”
And so, Carlos returned to the second hole where Kiko was laying down. Carlos was sad. Kiko asked, “My best friend, why are you sad?” Carlos replied, “Because you are going to die.”
By the time you read this, it will be the last day of competition of the PAL Ladies Interclub. So, I do not have the results yet. But, just so you know, in the Friendship Division, on Day 1, Rancho Palos Verdes led by one point. Apo Golf Club was in second place. But after Day 2, Apo Golf Club took the lead and was up by 20 points.
Classification of PAL teams: Championship Division, only two teams—Del Monte Golf and Southwoods Masters. Founders Division—Alabang 1, Cebu Country Club, Negros Golf, Pueblo de Oro, Sta. Elena, Camp John Hay, Villamor Golf Club and Singapore Ladies. Sportswriters Division – Mactan Island, Tagaytay Highlands, Valley Golf Ladies, Eagle Ridge, Lady Eagles Australia, Southwoods Legends and Bacolod Golf. Friendship Division—Iloilo Golf, Alabang 2, Manila Golf, Camp Aguinaldo, Apo Golf Club, Team Japan, Rancho Palos Verdes Golf Club, Victorias and Davao Golf Club.
The course is nice. Sta. Barbara Golf Club is wonderful but I found it difficult to play there. It was long and the fairways were not flat at all. Plus, it’s been raining, so the course was very soggy and muddy. Most of the players did not do well.
I played despite my injury. There is this pain on my left arm that has been bothering me for a couple of months. And after the practice round, the pain got worse. On day 1, I ended up scoring less than 30 points. How painful kasi! Almost unbearable. But I had to keep on playing. But thanks to Cecile Co who gave me therapy the night before my second game, I was able to hit much better. And thanks to Arcoxia too.
It was nice to see the old familiar faces in golf. They said they have not seen me in awhile and they missed me. I missed them too. Enemies on the fairways during the day, but drinking and partying buddies at night.
I saw my former bosses in PAL, Atty. Domeng Duerme and Dodo Dimaguila. I saw the usual golf organizers, Buddy Resurreccion, Boy Blue Ocampo and more. They offered their condolences for my Dad’s passing away one year ago this coming October 4.
I wish I could stay for the Awarding Night. But Mimi, Gemma and I had to leave right after our second game. We only had 30 minutes to shower and remove the mud from our body and catch the 2pm flight to Manila.
Shin Bokawachi, Gemma’s hubby, is looking for Gemma already. Mimi and I, we had to leave early because we are attending my cousin’s church wedding in Hong Kong. Congressman Anthony Del Rosario and wife, Aina Chiu Del Rosario, Best Wishes to the both of you! Muah!
The tournament is not over yet, but once again, I would like to thank the Board of Directors of Apo Golf & Country Club and DonDon Uy of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. for their support, and to Joey Mempin for his very warm hospitality during our stay in IloIlo.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 21, 2012.