Tony Lascuna: PGT Player of the Year-A A +A
By Imee Garcia
Thursday, January 3, 2013
PINOY golfer sending a text to his wife: “Hi babe, I'm still at the golf course with some friends, please wash all my dirty clothes and make sure you prepare my favorite dish before I return.”
Thirty minutes later, the Pinoy golfer sent another text to his wife: “Babe, I forgot to tell you, I made a hole in one and the prize is a brand new car which I will be giving to you.”
Wife texts back immediately: “OMG! Really!?”
Pinoy golfer: “NO. I just wanted to make sure you got my first message.”
This joke is funny but true. It is like, if a friend of yours owes you money, for example, and you want your friend to pay you already. Your initial text should be something pleasant and exciting. Say, “Hey, I have a surprise for you.” or “Hey, I have a gift for you.” Your friend will get curious and reply quickly. And when he replies, that is the time you remind him of the debt he owes you. But if you start with a text like, “Hey, when are you going to pay me?” There is a chance you will not get a reply right away. Deadma. Hahaha! So, learn from this joke.
Apo Golf & Country Club held its Tournament of Champions last December 29 & 30, 2012. Congratulations to the winners! Here they are: class A division–Karloz Alba, class B- Boy Latayan, class C–Rey Espino, seniors–Ting Castillo, ladies–Irene Shinmura and guests–Kuresh Samanodi.
News about the PGA Tour: The first event in the PGA Tour is going to be this weekend. It is the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. It will be held at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Hawaii. Last year’s winner is Steve Stricker. The youngest in the field is John Huh who happens to be 22 years old. Rickie Fowler is 24 years old. Kyle Stanley is 25 years old. And the oldest in the field is Steve Stricker at 45.
News about the Philippine Golf Tour. At the Annual Awards of the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour, Tony Lascuna was voted ‘Player of the Year’. He won three times in the PGT. His victories include the one at Eagle Ridge, Manila Southwoods, and Wack Wack Golf Club.
I might as well mention all the winners of the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour. Here they are: ICTSI Splendido Classic (March 26-30, 2012)–Miguel Tabuena, ICTSI Camp John Hay Championship (April 16-20, 2012)–Marvin Dumandan, ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic (April 23-28, 2012)–Elmer Salvador, ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational (May 21-25, 2012)–Tony Lascuna, ICTSI East Ridge Classic (June 04-08, 2012)–Miguel Tabuena, ICTSI Manila Southwoods (June 25-30, 2012)–Tony Lascuna, ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic (July 16-20, 2012) Zanie Boy Gialon, ICTSI Iloilo Golf Challenge (July 23-27, 2012)–Mars Pucay, Aboitiz Invitational (August 06-11, 2012)–Elmer Salvador, ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship (August 13-18, 2012) – Quincy Quek, ICTSI Pueblo de Oro Championship (September 03-07, 2012)–Charles Hong ICTSI Rancho Palos Verdes (September 10-14, 2012)–Carl Santos-Ocampo, ICTSI Calatagan Challenge (October 22-26, 2012)–Mhark Fernando, ICTSI Canlubang Golf Invitational (November 12-16, 2012)–Zanie Boy Gialon, ICTSI Wack Wack Championship (December 17-22, 2012)–Tony Lascuna, I am wondering if you know what ICTSI stands for.
For those who do not know and are embarrassed to ask, ICTSI stands for International Container Terminal Services, Inc., which is the Philippines’ port-handling giant. The Chairman and CEO of ICTSI is billionaire Enrique ‘Ricky’ Razon Jr. who happens to be an avid golfer and supporter of the Philippine Golf Tour, among other things. He is only 52 years old. He inherited the company from his father in 1987. Wikipedia says Ricky Razon has a net worth of $3.6 billion and is currently the 3rd richest Filipino.
Once again, Happy New Year to all of you! Happy Golfing!
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 04, 2013.