Former national team coach Tommy Manotoc was unanimously elected Chairman Emeritus of the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP), bringing experience and guidance to the new group of officers.
Manotoc joins the JGFP board of directors led by newly elected president Oliver Gan, a former junior golfer.
“The Junior Golf Foundation Board of the Philippines is proud to announce the election of Filipino golfing legend Tomas “Tommy” Manotoc as a member of the Board of Trustees,” Gan said on Sunday, October 23. .
“In recognition of Mr. Manotoc’s contribution to Philippine golf as a multi-time National Player, National Team Coach and Captain, Past President of the NGAP and the only Filipino member of the R&A, the wealth of wisdom he may pass on to the JGFP, the JGFP Board of Directors elevates Mr. Manotoc to the position of Chairman Emeritus,” Gan added.
Manotoc coached the men’s national team at the Southeast Asian Games.
He was also the president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP).
Manotoc is a respected sportsman, having also coached in the PBA, winning six championships including a Grand Slam title with the Crispa Redmanizers in 1983.
He was also assistant commissioner of the professional league in 1965.
As this developed, the JGFP and management of Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) for Eagle Ridge to be the headquarters of the JGFP for the next five years.
Under the agreement, JGFP members can practice for free on weekdays and P500 on weekends.
Eagle Ridge, which is located in General Trias, Cavite and Riviera Sports in Silang, Cavite are the current sites of the JGFP Inter-School Championship which started last week.
Additionally, broadcaster gsat.tv has joined as a sponsor of the JGFP, which could eventually lead to Inter-School being broadcast this season.
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