Oliver Gan named president despite JGFP board resignations

By Adrian Flores

The ruling party that won in the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP) went ahead with the election of officers despite the resignation of five elected members in the minority recently.

In a board meeting, Team Ogan, which got eight of 14 board seats, named Oliver Gan as president, Aurelio Gomez as executive vice president, Mariel Macasaet as secretary, AJ Adivisio as treasurer, Ely Saludar as press relations officer, Jun Cedo as executive director, Lue de Guzman as membership committee head, and Baltaire Balangauan as training chief.

A week before the first official function of the current board, five members of Team Play, which got six seats, namely: Mandaluyong vice mayor Menchie Abalos, Mark Rosca, Victor Aliwalas, and Marc Young tendered their resignations.

Last week, Gerry Handog, one of the pioneers in the jungolf community, stepped down as chairman emeritus.

Only Charlie Go stayed on and was designated as the Visayas tournament head.

Both parties engaged in the most animated election in JGFP’s history, one described by junior golf parents as the most intense because some candidates were very aggressive in getting into the board.

Former president Nikki Ng turned over the necessary papers and documents to run the JGFP yesterday.

“We turned over JGFP’s assets and accounts and the P3.2-million funds for future programs. We congratulate and wish the new officers all the best in their next endeavors,” Ng said.

With this development, Gan said: “We are very excited to start implementing our programs for the kids.”

Decena top Camp Aguinaldo year-end tournament

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ruby and Captain Joseph Decena, both from the Philippine Army, won the low gross and low net championship titles, respectively, in the year-end tournament of the Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club in Quezon City.