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Manila Southwoods ready for Invitational

With the opening of the last four greens completing the 18-hole green renovations, Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club is ready to showcase the spruced up Masters and Legends courses to the 400 registered participants for the Invitational, which gets underway on Wednesday in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 15th, 2020

Southwoods Invitational all set

With the opening of the last four greens completing the 18-hole green renovations, Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club is ready to showcase the spruced-up Masters and Legends courses to the 400 registered participants for the Invitational, which gets underway on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Manila Southwoods saves best for last

Manila Southwoods saved its best for last when it could’ve turned in its worst and would’ve still won by a mile, claiming the Fil Championship crown for the seventh straight year at the close of the 70th Fil-Am Invitational golf tournament at the Baguio Country Club yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 19th, 2019

Southwoods rules Fil-Am golf

Manila Southwoods literally took a liesurely walk to the top podium, closing out with a flight best 122 even as two of its members went down sick to claim its seventh straight title in the centerpiece Fil Championship of the 70th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament at the Baguio Country Club golf course yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Southwoods is virtual ch Mizuno rules

Powerhouse Manila Southwoods slowed down with a 115 but still pulled away by 44 points over Forest Hills to all but wrap up its seventh straight championship in the centerpiece Fil-Champ division of the Fil-Am Invitational golf tournament at Baguio Country Club yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Southwoods nears 7th Fil-Champ title

Powerhouse Manila Southwoods slowed down with a 115 but still pulled away by 44 points over Forest Hills to all but wrap up its seventh straight championship in the centerpiece Fil-Champ division of the Fil-Am Invitational golf tournament at Baguio Country Club yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2019

Southwoods nears its 2nd 7-peat

Baguio City—Manila Southwoods is halfway into claiming its seventh straight title in the 70th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament and tie its own record of having tournament’s longest streak. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Top Pinoy golfers face foreign challenge

They’re all here – from defending champion Jay Bayron to Angelo Que, Miguel Tabuena, Jobim Carlos, Clyde Mondilla and Juvic Pagunsan, all ready and itching to slug it out with a host of foreign aces in a duel of power, iron game and putting in the ICTSI Manila Southwoods Championship today at the Legends course here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

Southwoods posts Fil-Am high 24-pt lead

BAGUIO, Philippines – Manila Southwoods kept its record-breaking spree in the Fil-Am Golf Invitational, pooling 156 points, 12-under in stroke play, to pull.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Southwoods out to pad 19-pt lead at CJH

BAGUIO, Philippines – Manila Southwoods hopes to step up its drive for a ninth Fil Championship crown as action in the Fil Am Golf Invitational presented by.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2016

Orchard ready to stage Founders Invitational

MANILA, Philippines – The Orchard Golf and Country Club will celebrate the 20th edition of its famed member-guest tournament – the Founders Invitational – th.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2016

2,500 police deployed for People Power anniversary

About 2,500 police officers will on Tuesday be assigned to places in Metro Manila where there are programs commemorating the 34th anniversary of the People Power Revolution. The police would be backed by a contingent of soldiers, National Capital Region Police chief. Gen. Debold Sinas said on Monday. “Yes, we are ready, ang ginawa [natin] […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

FIBA: What s next for Gilas Pilipinas after road win vs. Indonesia?

Gilas Pilipinas' road to the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup is officially underway following Sunday's road win against Indonesia. What's next for the Philippines now though? Gilas' next official game will be in nine months. The Philippines will take on longtime nemesis South Korea on the road on November 27. The Korea game will officially kick off the second window for Gilas as the national team will be in Thailand on Nov. 30 to battle the Thais. By February 2021, Gilas will be at home, hosting Indonesia on Feb. 18. Finally, on Feb. 21, Gilas Pilipinas will end the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers with a grudge match against South Korea in Manila. Gilas' one and only home game in 2020 is also on the horizon. The Philippines was supposed to host Thailand last Feb. 20 at the Big Dome but the game was cancelled for a later date due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. "Whenever that game is, we're definitely gonna be ready," Mark Dickel said on the cancelled Thailand game, which is part of his original assignment as interim head coach of the national team. "SBP, MVP, everybody is totally committed to making this thing work. We're not gonna be unprepared," Dickel added. There's no official announcement from FIBA yet regarding the new Gilas-Thailand showdown in Manila. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Southwoods seniors defend founders PAL title

Manila Southwoods eyes an encore win in the Founders division of the 34th Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub golf team championships set Feb. 26 to 29 in Bacolod City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Southwoods eyes repeat win in PAL golf

Manila Southwoods brims with confidence as it gears up for a fierce showdown with at least three rivals in its bid for back-to-back championships in the Founders division of the PAL Seniors Interclub in Bacolod......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Southwoods seeks repeat PAL win

​Manila Southwoods eyes an encore win in the Founders division of the 34th Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub golf team championships set Feb. 26 to 29 in Bacolod City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

Rory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to proposed new tour

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy became the first top player to publicly reject the idea of a proposed new tour, saying he values his choice of where to play over whatever money the Premier Golf League is promising. “I would like to be on the right side of history on this one,” McIlroy said Wednesday at the Mexico Championship. McIlroy said the only thing that could change his mind were if all the top players decided to join, and he doesn't see that happening. “I think it's very split at the moment,” he said. Talk of a Premier Golf League has been around for about six years and picked up momentum — along with serious funding, primarily from Saudi Arabia — in recent months. Organizers have been talking to players and agents the last few months in the Bahamas, Australia and last week in Los Angeles. Phil Mickelson, who played with officials involved during the pro-am in the Saudi International last month, said Sunday he was not ready to announce his intentions but might be ready to state his view publicly by The Players Championship. Tiger Woods has said only that he and his people were looking into it. The idea of the Premier Golf League is to invigorate golf by putting together 12 four-man teams that would be required to play 18 events — 10 of them in the U.S. — that feature 54 holes, no cut and a shotgun start to fit a five-hour broadcast window. Total prize money would be $240 million, and the top player could earn as much as $50 million. McIlroy said money is “cheap.” “Money is the easy part,” McIlroy said. “It shouldn't be the driving factor. Look, for some people it is. And we're professional golfers and we're out here playing golf to make a living. But at the end of the day, I value my freedom and my autonomy over everything else.” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan sent a memo to players last month that effectively said that because the tour has contracts with title sponsors for a full schedule and television partners, anyone joining the Premier Golf League would have to give up their PGA Tour memberships. The Premier Golf League's schedule would not include the majors. And still to be determined is if the Official World Golf Ranking board — represented by major tours and golf organizations — would allow the league to get ranking points. The world ranking is used to help determine the field for majors. For someone like Woods — the biggest draw in golf — to play in the new league, he might be required to play as often as 22 times a year if the league has an 18-tournament schedule. “Tiger is 44. He's got two young kids,” McIlroy said. “He openly said last week he wants to play 12 times a year, so this league is proposing 18. So he's not going to do it.” Other players have said they studying proposals, though none has announced a decision. “I don't really stand anywhere,” Dustin Johnson said. “Right now, I'm playing on the PGA Tour. But a lot would have to happen for that to change. Like Rory said, if there was a situation where I felt like I had to play, then I would. But for right now, I'm playing on the PGA Tour.” The PGA Tour policy board's next meets on March 3, the week of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Prospects of the league was discussed at a players meeting at Torrey Pines in January, and at with the 16-member Player Advisory Council last week at Riviera. When first asked about the new league at Torrey Pines last month, McIlroy said golf was entering a new era and the Premier Golf League proposal had exploited a few areas of weakness, without detailing what they were. While he said then he didn't believe it was the best way to go, McIlroy suggested it could be a “catalyst for some changes on this tour that can help it grow and move forward.” As an example, he mentioned rewarding top players. He left no doubt where he stood on Wednesday. “The more I've thought about it, the more I don't like it,” he said. “The one thing as a professional golfer in my position that I value is the fact that I have autonomy and freedom over everything that I do.” He used the World Golf Championships in Mexico as an example. Eight players from the top 50, including Woods and Brooks Koepka, decided not to play this week. “If you go and play this other golf league, you're not going to have that choice,” he said. “I've never been one for being told what to do, and I like to have that autonomy and freedom over my career, and I feel like I would give that up by going to play this other league. “For me, I'm out,” he said. “My position is I'm against it until there may come a day that I can't be against it. If everyone else goes, I might not have a choice. But at this point, I don't like what they're proposing.” McIlroy referenced Arnold Palmer speaking out against Greg Norman's proposed world tour from the 1990s, in which the top 30 players in the world would meet at locations around the world. From that uprising, the PGA Tour developed the World Golf Championships in 1999, which brought together the top players from six tours around the world......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Southwoods all geared up

Foiled in its five-peat bid the last time out, Manila Southwoods seeks to launch another PAL Interclub streak with a souped-up roster when the 73rd staging of the country’s longest running amateur golf team championship is fired off next month in Bacolod......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Southwoods eyes redemption in PAL Interclub

Manila Southwoods will go to Bacolod in two weeks thinking of one thing: Starting from scratch......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Schrock, Pagdanganan to receive PSA special honors

Two more outstanding Filipino athletes in Stephan Schrock and Bianca Pagdanganan will be the recipients of special awards from the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA). Schrock will be conferred with the Mr. Football award, while Pagdanganan is going to be the first ever to receive the Ms. Golf title during the SMC-PSA gala night on March 6 at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. The 33-year-old Schrock and Pagdanganan, 22, join Ms. and Mr. Basketball Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena, Ms. and Mr. Volleyball Sisi Rondina and Bryan Bagunas, and Coach of the Year Pat Aquino as among those to be honored with special awards by the country’s oldest media organization. For making the country proud with its exceptional performance that netted for the host the overall title of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Team Philippines was the unanimous choice as the recipient of the coveted Athlete of the Year award. Pagdanganan had her own share in the Filipinos’ successful title drive in the SEA Games as she spearheaded the country’s two-gold romp in golf by winning the women’s individual event and the women’s team event in tandem with Lois Kaye Go. The recipient of the 2018 PSA Athlete of the Year (with fellow golfers Go and Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, and Margielyn Didal), Pagdanganan also won the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational in Mexico last year. A gold medal winner in the 2018 Asian Games, the Filipina golfer attended Gonzaga University and later, the University of Arizona, which she helped win the NCAA Division 1 women’s golf championships in the same year. A sports and society major, Pagdanganan turned pro last year. Schrock, meanwhile, will be receiving his second Mr. Football award after winning his first in 2013. The veteran midfielder of Ceres-Negros FC stood as the rock of the Philippine Azkals that is currently on a transition, serving as the captain of the U22 team in the SEA Games that came close to reaching the knockout stage. The Fil-German player was also named by the ASEAN Football Federation as one of the recipients of the AFF Best XI Award during the AFF Awards held in Hanoi, Vietnam. On the domestic front, Schrock led Ceres Negros to a third successive Football League title and steered the team to the ASEAN Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup. Along with goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, Schrock also spearheaded the Azkals’ campaign in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

UAAP 82: Tolentino: I can t give up my final year and have that regret in future

Kat Tolentino is now one of the main stalwarts for Ateneo de Manila University. And in the UAAP 82 Women’s Volleyball Tournament, she’s ready and raring to be much more than an opposite hitter. “My main goal for this year is to find that leadership role and show my character," she shared. She then continued, "I wanna help the team using my experience the last four years. I wanna encourage my teammates to push for that same goal." Of course, to defend their title, the Lady Eagles need Tolentino to help fill the leadership void left behind by now-graduated Bea De Leon and Maddie Madayag as well as injured setter Deanna Wong. The good news is the Filipino-Canadian is nothing but up to the task - especially as the first and foremost desire in her decision to return was to have no regrets. "When I decided not to play my final year (after last season), I thought I had made my final decision. I thought I was done, but as the months went by, I started to think about the UAAP and how much fulfillment you get when you play in that league," she shared. She then continued, "That's when I realized I can't let go of this opportunity. I can't just give up my final playing year and have that regret in the future." Without a doubt, having one last go-round with her teammates was a big factor in her choice to come back as well. As she put it, "Of course, I miss playing and practicing with the team. Of course, I enjoy playing pro (in the PVL), but it's just different here. I will definitely miss this."   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020