Forest Hills Golf Club, Antipolo City
February 28, 2019
999 in stock
In the first edition of the UP Law Dean’s Challenge, 80 golfers from around the country and abroad trooped to Forest Hills Golf Club in Antipolo City to test their skills in the maddening layout carved by the King, Mr. Arnold Palmer. Proof of the course’s difficulty is that, of the nine golfers who got trophies, two are members of the club. Course knowledge counted a lot.
The System 36 tournament started, in shotgun-fashion, at 8 am after a pre-round briefing by FHGC Tournament Director, Mr. Jude Eustaquio. The last flight ended their round shortly before 2 pm. In between, one could imagine players’ missed putts, skulled shots, lost balls but also, surely, friendly banter and plenty of laughter amidst the beautiful backdrop of a truly world-class golf track. The weather cooperated throughout the day; sunny but not too hot.
The organizers, members of Class 1994, made sure that the players had plenty of refreshments during the round. Buffet lunch and flowing drinks of whisky and beer were served shortly in the grand ballroom of the clubhouse. Players compared scores and replayed their rounds to the music of a live band.
Mr. Santi Lim emerged victorious and won the over-all champion’s trophy with a net score of 69. Mr. Arnel Arteche bested the other low-handicappers in the field and went home with the low gross score of 77.
The tournament gathered a host of sponsors from the business and the legal community, mainly: Castillo Laman Law Firm, Global-Estate Resorts, Inc., Smart Communications, Ocampo & Manalo, and Cazuela Spanish Restaurant.
More importantly, the event gained for the organizers plenty of goodwill and bonhomie among the golfing community. During the awarding ceremonies, Class 1994 explained that all the money that was raised would go to the establishment of a universal fund for the non-academic personnel of the UP College of Law. Mr. Palmer, himself a champion of charitable causes, must have been smiling, somewhere in the heavens.