NINETEEN clubs gear up for a battle royale as they dispute the crown and an all-expense paid golf vacation in Thailand in the Federation National Team Shootout grand finals tomorrow, Thursday, at Riviera’s Couples course in Silang, Cavite.
The finalists are coming into the event in top form following their respective qualifying stages the last two months, ensuring a furious chase for the coveted title in the 18-hole finale presented by Empire Golf Sports Shop, the local distributor of Titleist. The four-man team cast will slug it out under the Scramble scoring format.
The event marks the revival of the event organized by the Federation of Golf Clubs in the Philippines, Inc. to bring together its member clubs all over the country.
Competing for Luzon are teams from Alabang, Beverly Place, Eagle Ridge, Forest Hills, Manila Golf, Mt. Malarayat, Orchard, Manila Southwoods, Riviera, Royal Northwoods, Sta. Elena, Tagaytay Highlands, Tagaytay Midlands, Valley, Wack Wack and host Riviera.
Carrying the Visayan banner are Alta Vista, Cebu Country Club, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.
The free practice round is set today with the FGCP hosting a welcome dinner later.
Each team is made up of four players with a combined total handicap index of at least 50 or higher. The FGCP will assign handicap indexes to a team based on their totals that will serve as their team handicap with the maximum handicap pegged at 10.