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Carlos Perez Grabs 10th Mickey’s Cup


Carlos Perez from Woodcroft narrowly edged the rest of the participants in the 10th Mickey’s Cup golf open held at Woodville Golf Course on Sunday, September 8. He scored net 66 points using his handicap of 16 under the modified stroke format sanctioned by Sydney Jokers Social golf club.

“It was a surprise to me as I started my game with a triple bogey on the first hole, although this was followed immediately by several holes with par” said a happy Carlos. He was awarded with cash prize of $200 donated by Albert Dionisio and a trophy for his excellent effort.

First Runner up was Art Bandian with his net score of 67 using his handicap of 12 and winning by count back against Jun Gonzales. He received $100 donated by Ralph Posadas and Mickey Cabillo plus trophy for his great effort. Third runner up spot was taken by Jun Gonzales, although this was not originally planned. He was awarded $20 plus sleeve of golf ball for his score of 67 losing only by count back, courtesy of Mickey Cabillo.

Nearest the pin winners were also awarded $20 each, namely: Jack Lee (hole 2), Kit Sta Barbara (holes 5 & 7) and Ferdi Francisco (hole 11).

The event was followed by sumptuous barbeque lunch courtesy of Mickey Cabillo himself who opted not to play in order to have it ready when the golfers are finished. This was supplemented with delicious pancit palabok courtesy of Ferdi Francisco. The drinks were courtesy of Jokers Social golf club, brought in by Ralph Posadas.

The Mickey’s cup, now on its 10th year (although not consecutive) was to celebrate Mickey’s birthday on August 30. It was coordinated by Sydney Jokers golf club headed by Ralph Posadas as its current president. The celebrant, in his speech appreciated the participation of the golfers and thanked them, although this was not a good timing due to clashes with another tournament.

He promised to have more slots next year and expect that there will be more enthusiasm, camaraderie and sportsmanship among the group. He also thanked Sydney Jokers for coordinating, Albert Dionisio for donating the first prize cash and finally congratulated the winners.

This writer was also awarded with ‘visitors’ trophy winner’, although it was deemed unnecessary. Anyway, thanks a lot to Mickey. You don’t have to do this to me and I felt really humbled by your generosity.

In another golf tournament on the same day but held at New Brighton Golf club, the Global Eagle golf classic coordinated by PASC headed by Manny Castillo was taken by Neil Narvais of Pogi Golf Club as over-all champion. Division champions were Hernan Rocuant for Div I and Shanjy Lee for Div II. Division Runners up were Ross Sandoval for Div I and Manny Ventura for Div II.

Ladies Division winner was Vangie Leones followed by Laura Marquinez as runner up. All winners received cash prizes and trophies for their fantastic efforts, during the presentation and dinner that followed at Bankstown Trotting Club.

Meanwhile, the next major golf tournament in the Filipino-Australian golfing community would be the 10th AICL Education Cup to be held on Sunday, October 20 at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort starting at 1:00PM shot gun. This is being organised by Golf ParE Social club headed by its President Dodee Leones and sponsored by IDP Philippines, AIH and AMRC care of Aris Ortanez, as the Marketing director.

Registration fee is $95 inclusive of green fee, shared cart, bbq dinner and lots of freebies. Prizes include $200 cash & trophy for the over-all champion; $150 cash & trophy each for ABC division winners and $100 cash & trophy each for ABC division runners up. Novelty prizes are also at stake for ten (10) NTP’s, drive & pitch or longest drive winners and ten (10) golfers with most number of pars.

The format of play for the event is System 36. For booking or inquiries, you may call Dodee on 0412-335-714 or Aris on 0422-223-744.