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Mango Tee draws 372 teams


Among the celebrities seeing action are Vic Sotto, Derek Ramsay, Vince Hizon, Martin Nievera, Monsour del Rosario, and Paul Artadi.


A total of 372 teams will see action in the 35th Mango Tee member-guest golf tournament slated on 30 January to 4 February at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa.

Former Senate President Vicente Sotto III leads the cast that includes the country’s top amateurs, celebrities, and other prominent names in the business industry.

Sotto, who carries a 9-handicap, will team up with Nelson Cheng.

Many-time club champion Jorge Gallent and guest Junjun Plana will defend their gross division title against contenders King Stehmeier-Eric Escalona, Raymond Suarez-Marty Ilagan, Justin Tambunting-Blair Carabuena, Marvin Caparros-Kristoffer Arevalo, Florencio Fianza-Gary Sales, and Jose Francisco Tueres-Don Breganza, among others.

Among the celebrities seeing action are Vic Sotto, Derek Ramsay, Vince Hizon, Martin Nievera, Monsour del Rosario and Paul Artadi.

The tandem of Jaymar Reyes and guest Tato Mercado IV, the overall net champion in 2020, is also in the field.

Except for slots given to sponsors, this year’s roster was determined through a lottery with more than a hundred still on the waiting list, according to the organizing committee.

The 35th staging of one of the most prestigious member-guest tournaments in the country is staking P36 million worth of prizes and giveaways, making it the richest-ever event in its nearly four decades of existence.

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, and 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 cubic-foot 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, Clubshares, Inc., S&R, Mamalous, Bluesmith, Barcino, Fusion Pro, Primea Discovery, Marriot Manila and Courtyard Marriot.

Ed Lacson and Cid Diomampo are the 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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