GENERAL TRIAS, Cavite — The 2012 Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles Elite Invitational golf tournament tees off Nov. 14 at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club here with a field of over 250 industry leaders, corporate chief executives and top professionals.
Dubbed “A Day on the Green,” this year’s event marks the 10th edition of the 18-hole tournament for Elite and Premier Elite members of Mabuhay Miles, the frequent-flyer program of PAL and the 20th anniversary of the tournament itself. It was then known as the Mabuhay Club Invitational.
“We expect another fun-filled, friendly but intense competition given the quality of the field,” said Ria Carrion-Domingo, PAL Assistant Vice President for Product Loyalty Marketing. “It’s always our privilege to recognize the loyalty of our Mabuhay Milers with a round of golf.”
Shotgun tee-off starts at 7:30 a.m. at Eagle Ridge’s — the tourney’s traditional host with its three championship courses designed by golf legends Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Isao Aoki.
As in past stagings, the men’s division will be made up of Classes A, B, C, D based on the participants’ handicap/index, with the winners in each category receiving two round-trip Mabuhay Class tickets to Shanghai.
A round-trip Mabuhay Class ticket for two to Los Angeles and Beijing await the lowest gross titlist and the overall net champion.
The Ladies Division champion earns two round-trip tickets to Shanghai.
Also at stake is a Toyota Camry 2.5V from Toyota Motor Philippines and two Mabuhay Miles tickets to Los Angeles for the player who scores a hole-in-one.
The winners and runners-up also get to take home trophies, premium gift items and vacation stays at top hotels, resorts and spas.
Organized by PAL, the tournament’s major sponsors are Airbus, Allied Bank, Boeing, MasterCard International Philippines, Metrobank Card, Petron and People Asia Magazine.
Corporate sponsors include Chartis Philippines Insurance, Lufthansa Technik Philippines and Panasonic Avionics Systems Corp, while the minor backers are BDO Unibank, GE Aviation, Pacific Paints (Boysen) Philippines, Union Bank and Victorinox Travel Gear/World Traveller.
Donors are Asia Brewery, Clark Shoes UK, Intercontinental Hotel Manila, Kameraworld, Mandarin Oriental Manila, Marco Polo Davao, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Microtel Inns & Suites (Pilipinas), Inc., Pan Pacific Manila, Phiten, Recaro Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, Regency Lagoon Resort, Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort, Tanduay Distillers and Traders Hotel Manila.
Century Park Hotel and Diamond Hotel Philippines are the official hotels.