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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Story & photos by Mike Besa The Arnold Palmer course at Forest Hills Golf and Country Club bears special significance to BusinessMirror Golf; it was the first golf course featured when this section was redesigned back on the 13th of August 2013. The golf course was brand-new back then, quite literally...
The BRAFE Golf Tournament was organized by Bro. Rafael Donato (Bro. Rafe to all his friends) in 1988 to provide scholarships to financially challenged but deserving students at De La Salle University Lipa. In 1998 the foundation extended its scholarship assistance to top-ranking students from barangay high schools (national...
The Asean Senior Golf Championships are conducted annually by the Confederation of Asean Senior Golfers’ Associations (Casga), an organization composed of the senior golfers’ associations of most of the Asean countries. Only Myanmar, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia have yet to join Casga. Casga members take turns hosting the championships,...
In the game of golf, the most stringent demands placed on a piece of equipment are on the golf ball. We need a ball that doesn’t spin much to get maximum distance off the tee. But we also need that same ball to react with high spin for the approach...
Intraclub tournaments are all the rage these days and why not? They represent a break from golf’s individual competitive nature and allow golfers to play together as a team. They foster camaraderie between the members and allow them to get to know each other better. The match play format...
Story & photos by Mike Besa One of the most underrated golf courses in the country has to be Forest Hills Golf and Country Club’s Nicklaus Course in Cogeo, Rizal. This is world-class golf at its finest. It is one of the best ball strikers’ golf courses in the country. How...
Like an enjoyable round of golf, we have now reached the turn and are readying for the back nine! The first half of the year has been very positive featuring excellent collaboration with the European Tour at the start of our strategic alliance, our announcement of a new partnership with...
The fact that Callaway has resurrected one of its most beloved iron brands is far from an accident. Introduced in 2000, the Callaway X14 Steelhead irons remain one of the best-selling irons of all time. It was one of those designs that just got everything right. The proportions were...
Story & photos by Mike Besa I wrote a feature on Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club two issues back, titled “Quo Vadis, Eagle Ridge?” in which I lamented the state of the club’s four golf courses. It didn’t take long until I got a call from Eagle Ridge’s newly installed...
By David MacKenzie SELF-BELIEF Look at the names on that leaderboard, and you’ll notice they all have a manner about them which exudes self-assuredness and self-belief. They believe they are capable of winning a major championship. They are very comfortable with themselves—they know their strengths and their weaknesses and...
My first experience with the new M2 came during a special product preview of the new M Family hosted by Pacsports Philippines at the Southlinks Golf Club for the media and TaylorMade’s local brand ambassadors. Already being a fanatical owner of the original M1, I took the opportunity to...
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...
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