By NIMROD NL QUIÑONES
Cebu Country Club will be hosting this year’s Albino D. Gothong Memorial Golf Tournament also known as the Amo Cup on June 5 and 6.
This is an 18-hole strokeplay event open to both members and non-members of the host club.
At stake for a hole-in-one is a brandnew Mercedes Benz B180.
Entry fee for the event is pegged at P2,000 for members of the host club and P3,000 for non-members.
Bambi Gothong-Tan, daughter of the late Albino Gothong, said that each participant will be getting a Timex watch as tournament giveaway aside from other goodies from the sponsors.
This event is a project of the Alpa Foundation Inc. and presented by AD Gothong Manufacturing and Security Bank.
Major backers are Global Star Motors, Atty. Augusto Go/UC Med, Gothong Southern Shipping Lines Inc., Ideal Builders, Pilipinas Shell, and Philippine Span-Asia Carrier Corp.
There will be prizes for the overall lowest gross as well as the top three based on net scores for classes A, B, and C for men, the ladies division, and the seniors’ (55 years old and above) division.
Those who would like to play in the seniors’ division must declare their intention before teeing off.
A Skygo motorcycle is at stake as eagle prize on the par-5 holes.
Minor sponsors of the tournament are PLDT and Alpa City Suites. The hole sponsors are Asia United Bank, Chinabank, Landbank, Metrobank, Prudential Guarantee, RCBC, and Remax Lyons.
Other backers of the tournament are Prifood, Profood International, Virginia Foods Inc., and Wellington Lim.
The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday night at the Cebu Country club ballroom starting at 7 p.m.
Bambi Gothong-Tan said that they have also prepared lots of raffle prizes for the players.
She added that as of late Monday, more than 300 have already signed up. Participants can choose whether they play on Friday or Saturday.
Albino Gothong was a popular figure in the Cebu golf community having been responsible in organizing the grand tournaments starting in the mid-1990s.
He was also a well-known philanthropist, who supported various organizations and individuals. His work is now being continued by his family through the Alpa Foundation Inc.