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Monday, June 5, 2017
PAULINE DEL ROSARIO fumbled with a late mental lapse and hobbled with a 74 but stretched her lead to two strokes over a surging Nemittra Juntanaket of Thailand in the second round of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Orchard Ladies Invitational at Orchard’s Player course in Dasmariñas, Cavite,...

Masters Favorite

By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Georgia—The knock on Dustin Johnson was that he didn’t have what it takes between the ears to close out a major. He looked as though he didn’t care, perhaps because a crushing loss didn’t appear to bother him as much as it should have....
Text & Photos by Mike Besa When the Ayala Group starts something, rest assured the end-product will be world class. Ayala Greenfield Estates is a perfect example of this vision. The Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course is serviced by a clubhouse that redefines the amenities one should come to expect...
By David MacKenzie Successful people are more happy, right? But is it success that leads to happiness, or could it be that happiness leads to success? Our modern culture tells us that by working harder, we’ll achieve more success and, as a result, become happier. But in this Ted Talk presentation,...
Text & Photos by Mike Besa The Philippine Golf Tourism Council’s (PGTC) mandate is to facilitate and develop golf tourism under the auspices of the Department of Tourism. This is a complex task that does not compete with inbound tour operators. The work of the Council revolves around eliminating the...
By David MacKenzie I work with many junior golfers who regularly compete in AJGA, Hurricane Tour and regional Junior PGA tournaments. Junior golf (especially in the US) is a very competitive landscape. The pressure is on for these kids to perform, which is why I’m getting more and more calls...
One of the more lamented losses for golf geeks was the demise of Bridgestone’s Tourstage brand. Tourstage had a certain mystique about it. For one thing, it was a Japanese domestic model (JDM) which saw limited release in other Asian and European markets but was never released in the...
When golf talk turns to golf balls, Bridgestone is somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to what’s in play and brand awareness, and that’s a shame. Bridgestone is the largest manufacturer of rubber products in the world. They started making golf balls in 1935 and have...

Golf course of the year

By Mike Besa /Images of Manila Southwoods by Marty Ilagan In the first part of the process of divining the golf course of the year, we first discussed the criteria by which the choice would be made. The criteria dealt with the golfing experience only; service and the other facilities of...

A roundtable and night golf

The Philippine Golf Tourism Council met for a roundtable on the state of the industry last December 22 at Club Intramuros in the Walled City. It was the first meeting with all the stakeholders in attendance. Previous meetings were one-on-one affairs with members of the council with the various...

The spirit of the game

Honesty, integrity, courtesy: three words that have come to represent the spirit in which the game of golf is played.         Part of that spirit sits beneath the term, etiquette and part of it relates to the Rules of Golf. But the spirit of the game goes much deeper than...
IRA ALIDO and Paolo Wong stumbled at the finish to mar an otherwise solid start and carded a six-under 62 under the four-ball format for a two-stroke lead over three other pairs in the sixth National Golf Association of the Philippines National Doubles Amateur Golf Championship at Camp Aguinaldo Golf...
Part One It’s the end of the year and as is our custom, it’s time to rank the courses that represent the very best the Philippines has to offer. It’s a tough task, one made more difficult by the quality of the courses on this list. It’s a little like...

TaylorMade Ups the Ante

It’s tough to follow one successful product with another. How many times have you seen a company fall on its face trying to improve on an already successful product? Often, the new product winds up being worse than its predecessor. This is not the case with TaylorMade’s new M1 and...
It is amazing to me that golf courses in the Philippines remain largely unknown to the rest of the world. It’s true. It doesn’t matter that we’ve produced some of the best golfers the region has ever seen. Larry Montes, Celestino Tugot, Golem Silverio, Frankie Miñoza...they all had to...
Next to the putter, the wedge is the club that most amateur golfers will use the most in a round of golf. Since most amateurs hit precious few greens in regulation, they will wind up using a wedge of some sort or other each time they miss a green....
By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas—The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers. And that started with the sight of that red shirt on Sunday. Woods grumbled about three more double bogeys in the final round of the Hero World Challenge....
THE Orchard Golf and Country Club is, by my reckoning, one of the most undervalued golf clubs in the country. The shares, which once hit a heady P3 million during the height of the golf boom in the 1990s, were trading at less than P100,000 last year but have recovered...
Text & photo by Lloyd Tronco AYALA Land is eyeing the creation of a nine-hole executive course at the Southlinks Golf Course as a way to support the younger set of golfers to get into the game.  This was announced by the executive director of The Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines...
THE Modern Golf Coaching Summit was held at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati from November 14 to 18. It was a milestone event for the Philippines and marked the first time the leading minds in golf instruction made a trip to the Philippines. It was a first for the...
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