Baguio fun golf tilt slated September 26-27

FOLLOW GUIDELINES. Parbusters set to compete in the upcoming fun golf tournament at the Baguio Country Club and Pinewoods Golf and Country Club are asked to follow policies and guidelines imposed by both clubs approved by the national Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease. (Jean Nicole Cortes)

FOR the first time in many months, a golf tournament for amateurs will tee off September 26 and 27 as part of the 11th Baguio Charter celebration.

Dubbed "Boost your morale Baguio," the two-day fun golf tournament will be held at the Pinewoods Golf and Country Club and Baguio Country Club with a tournament fee of P3,500 for two days inclusive of raffle, giveaways, packed snacks and drinks.

Registration is now ongoing at the Baguio Olympics office at #143 Kisad Road with only 50 golfers to be accommodated in both courses with tee times and pairings to be posted on Baguio Olympics Facebook page.

Organizers said as approved by the national Inter - Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF), the tournament will follow policies and guidelines imposed by both clubs with every flight given 20 minutes interval while players on deck are allowed in the tee box five minutes before their tee time.

Awards will be given to the over-all champion and top three players in Class A, Class B, Class C, Ladies A, ladies B, and Seniors division under the Molave scoring system using the United National Handicapping System (UNHS).

Special awards will also be given to parbusters with the longest drive and nearest to the pin.

A player can avail of two mulligans while a tie brake will be broken hole by hole count back starting from the 18th hole.

Organizers added awarding will be held via Zoom and Facebook live thru the Baguio Olympics page. Winners may pick up their trophies and raffle prices at the Baguio Olympics.

Aside from the golf tournament, a cycling competition is also being lined up as part of the Baguio Day charter celebration.

Cycling and golf are among the few sports allowed by the national IATF.

Gaudencio Gonzales, head of the Baguio City Sports Division said these are fun games aimed to boost the morale of sports enthusiasts in the city, although participation is limited while following health protocols to prevent spread of Covid-19.


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