With the opening of the last four greens completing the 18-hole green renovations, Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club is ready to showcase the spruced up Masters and Legends courses to the 400 registered participants for the Invitational, which gets underway on Wednesday in Carmona, Cavite.
Both Masters and Legends were affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption in early January but John Cope, the Club’s Grounds Director and his maintenance team fast-tracked the rehabilitation right on time for the staging of Manila Southwoods’ annual member-guest tournament that will run up to February 22.
“The courses are in pristine condition. John (Cope) and his crew did a splendid job in bringing them back to immaculate status the Masters and Legends that they are known for. I hope everyone enjoys playing them next week,” said Manila Southwood’s Chairman, Robert John Sobrepena.
The Club prepared months ahead than the usual schedule, says general manager Mark Watson, to ensure the smooth staging of the Invitational. Because of that, they were able to come up with a handsome line up of prizes, for the raffle as well as for the hole-in-one items.
Awaiting those who will make those rare ace feats are the following: a Mitsubishi Mirage G4 from Mitsubishi Motors and Alpine Motors and a 7-night Western Mediterranean Cruise on board the Allure of the Seas for two with airfare courtesy of Royal Carribean and Baron Travel.
Aside from that, the players can look forward to an Ogawa Smart Vogue—an intelligent automatic massage chair valued at around quarter of a million, a 1.5HP Inverter-type air-condition unit from Mit-Air plus 100,000 pesos cash from Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation.
For the tournament, there will be five mens’ divisions, one for ladies plus the overall net and gross teams champions. The Club has Agrexplore, Nutranta and The Turf Company as Platinum sponsors. Gold sponsors are HBW Enterprises and Suzuki the renowned Southwoods club fitter.
Silver sponsors are and Boeing Material Handling Corp., Le Chef and Solid Global Ventures Inc. (Avonmore Milk).
BDO, Camp John Hay Manor/ Forest Lodge, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon San Jose Law Offices Club Leisure Management Corp., Coffee Steins, Crystalite Distribution Group (Monster Energy Drink), Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club, Federal Management & Maintenance Inc., Forest Hills, G & W Clubshares, GG & A Club Shares, Go Sport Philippines, Golden Nutritious Foods Corp. (Golden Oats), Golforce, Hydrotech Irrigation, Leads Agricultural Products Corp., Manila Southwoods Manor, Minerva Sales Corporation, Metro Rail Transit Dev. Corp., Nozomi Providers Inc., PBR Law Offices, Resorts World Manila and Warbird Security & Agency are backers.