JGFP goes to Cebu

April 12, 2023 Ed Andaya 407 views

A TOTAL of 80 golfers, led by national team member Jaden Dumdumaya, will see action in the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP) Cebu-Visayas leg starting Wednesday, April 12, at the Cebu Country Club.

The 16-year-old Dumdumaya is a member of the University of Southern California. He bagged the 2022 Drive Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National and qualified to the men’s national golf team for next month’s Cambodia Southeast Asian Games.

The event is part of the JGFP’s summer program open to golfers 6-under to 18-and-below.

After the Cebu competition, the JGFP will follow it up with a tournament in Del Monte in Bukidnon, the hometown of Filipino golf legend Frankie Minoza.

The tournament in Cebu is set April 12 and 13, while the event in Del Monte is scheduled April 15 and 16.

“We’re very thankful to Del Monte and Cebu Country Club for the support. I hope this will lead to the golf clubs supporting their junior programs,” said JGFP president Oliver Gan, a former golf consultant at the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) under chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra.

“Of course, just like the tournaments we had in Davao and in Cagayan de Oro, our goal is to conduct tournaments for grassroots development, and hopefully by doing so, we can discover new talents because we do have many of that in the region (Visayas and Mindanao),” added Gan.

He said the Visayas region were made possible by two JGFP board members, namely Baltaire Balangauan and Charlie Go.