Showing and giving much needed support for budding golfers in the country, gigantic Globe Telecoms has recently signed an agreement with the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) in producing more and high-quality amateur tourneys this year.
Spearheading the agreement are Philip Ella Juico (The National Golf Association of the Philippines’ concurrent head of the private sector for golf development), Jesus Romero (business head of Globe Telecoms), and NGAP representatives Tommy Manotoc and Jun Arceo.
The impressive merger of the two momentous groups had shown a textbook example of a group from the private sector helping out sports organizations. Globe Telecoms has been an avid supporter of the local golf scene, particularly in the amateur division, with the most recent involvement in the Philippine Amateur Open (won by Filipino-Singaporean, Gregory Foo and Lovelyn Guioguio).
The National Golf Association of the Philippines and Globe Telecoms’ agreement hopes to create and develop boys’ and girls’ match play championships. Visayas and Mindanaop regional championships, as well a myriad of other championships are also being planned. Globe Telecoms support for junior golf programs also aims to develop and create opportunities for golfers at the grassroots level, and as well create an even greater sense of awareness – and appreciation – of the game and the greens.