Flower fest golf tourney set Feb. 22

BAGUIO. Local parbusters are set to tee off on February 22 for the 2020 staging of the Flower Tee Golf Tournament at the Baguio Country Club fairways. (Photo by Jean Nicole Cortes)

CLOSE to 300 parbusters from across Northern Luzon are expected to tee off at the Baguio Country Club fairways for the 2020 staging of the Flower Tee Golf Tournament February 22.

Registration is now ongoing in the system 36 format tournament with awards and prizes to be given in different categories such as A, B, C, ladies, guest, seniors and juniors.

Special awards will also be given to the lowest nest, lowest gross, nearest to the pin hole, longest drive, most accurate drive and most exercised player.

Some nineteen traditional events are lined up by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI) for the 25th edition of Panagbenga that will run from February 1 to March 8.

Organizers said the upcoming staging of the Panagbenga will be a purely private sector-led undertaking with the theme “Panagbenga 2020: Blooming Through the Years,” which showcases the gains of the flower festival and its projected gains as the city’s major crowd-drawing activity.

Festivities for this edition of the Panagbenga will kick off on February 1, 2020 with the Grand Opening Day Parade featuring the 16 street dancing contingents from the elementary and secondary divisions from the DILG-CAR rotonda along Upper Session Road up to the Baguio Athletic Bowl where the elimination round of the streetdancing competition will determine the finalists of the streedancing competition followed by the opening of the Baguio Blooms Exposition and landscaping at the Baguio Convention Center parking grounds which will be capped by the initial fireworks display.

The annual flower festival was founded in 1995 to help draw in visitors to the city.

Panagbenga is a Kankanaey term for the blossoming of flowers and an apt name for the festival as it is held at the time of the year when many flowers, both cultivated and wild, and even fruit trees, bloom and where the supply of flowers is abundant.

Registration for the one day tournament is at P1,200 for Baguio Country Club members and P2,000 for non–members.

Interested participants may call Glai Del Rosario at (0917)–168–8866 for further information and tee off times.


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