This year’s edition of the Albino D. Gothong Memorial Golf Tournament popularly known as the Amo Cup will be different from those of the previous years.
The tournament, which is held in honor of the late golf patron, will simultaneously be held at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City and at the Cebu Country Club in Kasambagan, Cebu City.
This will be held on June 9 and 10 and participants will play one round per golf course.
Entry fee for the tournament has been pegged at Php 2,500 for members of either of the two courses while the selected players, who are not a member of either club, will be assessed Php 3,500.
At stake for a hole-in-one on holes No. 8 and 15 in Alta Vista and No. 5 and 13 in Cebu Country Club is a Jeep Wrangler Sports from Global Star Motors Corp. worth close to Php 2 million.
In case more than one player will score an ace on the designated holes, the prize will be equally shared.
The official handicap of the players as of June 2016 will be applied. The tournament shall follow the 36-hole strokeplay format.
Tee times have been posted at both Alta Vista and Cebu Country Club.
Organizers are also selling Mulligans at Php 500 per player, which entitles the participant to one extra shot on every nine holes per course. A shot taken using the Mulligan does not qualify the player for a hole-in-one or eagle prize.
A SkyGo motorcycle is at stake for an eagle on all par-4 holes of both courses. If there will be more than one player, who will score an eagle, the prize will also be equally shared.
Participants will be classified under three handicap categories for men and there will also be the seniors’ division for players aged 55 years old and above. One has to declare that he is playing in the seniors’ division prior to teeing off on the first day. There will also be a ladies division.
Prizes at stake will be for the lowest gross and the top three net scorers for all divisions.
The awards ceremony will be held at the ballroom of Cebu Country Club on June 10.
Proceeds of this tournament will go to the Alpa Foundation Inc.