Ceremonial drives by Melanie C. Ng, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Christian Paro-an, chairman of Cebu Business Month 2016, will signal the official start of Business in Golf 2016 at the par-72 Alta Vista Golf and Country Club early Friday morning.
Ng and Paro-an will be joined by other officials of CCCI and BiG chairman Nimrod Quiñones at the ceremonial tee off.
A total of 20 teams have signed up for the 18-hole event, which is held at Alta Vista for the first time since it was first held back in the 1990s. This year, a new format has also been introduced to make the event more interesting and fun.
The teams will still be composed of four players, but they will be divided into two best-ball pairs. The score of the two pairs will be added to determine the team total.
Prizes at stake will be for the top three teams and also for the individual player with the lowest gross and the lowest net. There will also be the Golf of the Year award for the CCCI representative or alternate, who will score the best net score in the tournament.
The Modified Stableford Scoring System will be used.
A Hyundai Accent is at stake for a hole-in-one on Holes No. 8 and 15. This is sponsored by Hyndai Cebu.
Late entries can still be accepted if there are still available tee times. Entry fee is pegged at P12,000 per team. This covers the green fees, one cart per player, and the giveaways, and dinner.
Mulligans will be sold at Php 200 each, which entitles the player, who purchases such one extra shot per nine holes.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Alta Vista ballroom at 6 pm.
Giveaways for the tournament will be a CBM 2016 golf ball bag and a powerbank from PLDT Alpha.