THE country’s touring pros in the men’s and ladies ranks set out for another busy season, with the Philippine Golf Tour lining up a full calendar of multi-million peso tournaments at the country’s top golf courses.
What makes this year’s edition different from the past is that the men and ladies tour will now be held on the same playdates, starting with the ICTSI Summit Point Challenge at Summit Point in Lipa City, Batangas on March 23-28.
“This is done in other tours abroad,” said PGTI general manager Colo Ventosa, referring to the new setup wherein the ladies tournament will be held first, followed by the men’s side on the same course.
“But we will still have stand-alone ladies tournaments co-sanctioned by the TLPGA (LPGA of Taiwan),” added Ventosa, while reiterating their commitment to put up more international tournaments for the ladies.
For the first time, the ladies will hold a national pro-am tournament side by side with the men’s on May 14-16 at Splendido Taal Golf Club before the circuit moves to Royal Northwoods in San Rafael, Bulacan for the ICTSI Royal Northwoods Challenge on May 24-29.
The rest of the schedule will be unveiled today.