Biazon leads Mango Tee ceremonial tee-offs

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon will lead the ceremonial tee-offs on Thursday to usher in the 35th Mango Tee member-guest tournament at the Alabang Country Club.

The ceremonial tee-offs also include representatives from the host club and participating sponsors.

Joining Biazon at 5 p.m. on the 10th tee are ACC president Abelardo Villacorta, ACC chairman Brian Cabral, King Stehmeier of the Mango Tee committee, Gabby Cui, assistant vice president of SMART; Gary Teves, board director of Petron; Abelardo Mondonedo, senior vice president of Jewelmer; Juanchit Jose, president of The Turf Company; Jaye Escuardo, general manager of Pacsports; Raffy Mapua, chief executive officer of Srixon;

Ana Luisa Mendoza, marketing director of Golf Depot; Jake Fieta, president of Airport House of Wines & Liquor; Anthony Almeda, CEO of NGCP; Joseph Sy, CEO of Global Ferronickel; and Albert Arcilla, president of Volvo Phils. and MG Phils.

Preceding the ceremonial tee-offs is an 18-hole goodwill game featuring sponsors and guests.

The six-day tournament, which stakes P36 million worth of prizes and giveaways, kicks off on Monday.

Four vehicles will be at stake as hole-in-one prizes — a Mercedes Benz GLB 200 Progressive on the sixth hole, Volvo hybrid on the eighth, Lexus on the 12th, and a Mitsubishi Montero on the 15th.

Other hole-in-one prizes include four golf carts, including a Gransportivo, five motorcycles, four P100,000 cash prizes, one donated by G&W Clubshares, and two business-class tickets for two courtesy of Starlux.

Another two cars — a 2023 Nissan Kicks E-Power VE electric car and a 2022 MG ZS 1.5 Alpha AT — will be raffled off to lucky participants.

Major prizes include business-class tickets for two to Europe and Asia via Starlux, jewelry worth P500,000 from Jewelmer.

Also to be raffled off are a Samsung Bespoke Air Dresser, a pair of Samsung 70-inch UHD television sets, Apple Watch Ultra, Samsung QLED TV set, Breville Barista Express coffee maker, iPAD 10th gen 256GB, and Apple Watch Series 8.

Minor prizes include a two-night stay Discovery Primea, AirPods MagSafe charging case, Kelvinator 4 cu.ft. refrigerator and 100 golf balls.

The event’s presenters are Smart, Petron, San Miguel and Jewelmer.

The Turf Company, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Philippine Business Bank/Zesto, Merry Mart and Global Ferronickel are the major sponsors.

Also supporting the Mango Tee as premium sponsors are Unilab and Jewelmer.

Hole sponsors include Ayala Land, Asian Hospital, Tipsy Pig, Cotecna, Delta Neo/El Jardin, CTBC Bank, Golfers Clubshare, GG&A Clubshare, Alog Company, IQOS, iPrudential, 515 Group, Standard Insurance, Icoon Company;

City Service, Pacsports, Srixon, Golf Depot, Airport House of Wine, Ralphs Wine, 357 Boracay, Omnisource, Prestige Golf Access and Clubshares Inc., S&R, Mamalous, Bluesmith, Barcino, Fusion Pro, Primea Discovery, Marriot Manila and Courtyard Marriot.

Ed Lacson and Cid Diomampo are chairman and vice-chairman, respectively of the organizing committee. The other members are Jerry Stehmeier, Boni Pimentel, Junoy Verano, Ed Hernandez, JP Orbeta, Cris Carreon, Jay Bengzon and King Stehmeier.

Daily Tribune is the event’s media partner.

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