BUSINESSMAN Salvador “Buddy” Zamora and his event organizers announced with regret the cancellation of the Battle for a Cause golf event that was scheduled to take hold on Nov. 29 at Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club in Lubao, Pampanga.
“Due to contractual issues, we regretfully have no choice but to cancel the event,” said Zamora.
Battle for a Cause was to have been the biggest golfing event in the country since Orchard in Dasmariñas, Cavite hosted great golfers like Greg Norman, Ernie Els and Fred Couples in the 1995 Johnnie Walker Classic.
“We were very excited to bring this event to the Philippines. It would have been the start of bigger things for Philippine golf. However, circumstances beyond our control caused this cancellation,” said Zamora.
The cancellation hasn’t changed Zamora’s desire to promote Philippine golf. Zamora owns the license to hold the Asian leg of the 2018 European tour here in the Philippines and is currently redeveloping Puerto Azul Golf & Country Club to host this major event. He is also developing a junior golf academy to support young Filipino golfers.
Those who have purchased tickets to the event may contact SM tickets to claim their refunds.