Philippine Golf Association of Georgia
On July 17, 1997 a group of Filipinos from Atlanta and Augusta had a friendly golf tournament at the River Pines Golf Course in Alpharetta. After the event a picnic was held at the Pellicer's. It was decided then to form a formal organization. The organizer of the tournament, Johnny Pellicer was "suckered" into the presidency. Dave Caballes who was in charge of collecting the side bets for the tournament was appointed treasurer. Because of the geographical location of the group, vice-presidents were appointed, For Atlanta-Jojo Escobar, Augusta-Lito Castelo and Columbus-Charlie Manuel. Johnny will also act as the secretary of the association.. The goal of the association is to promote the sport of golf among the Filipino community in Georgia. Tournaments are going to be held during the year in different locations. Another goal of the organization is to have golf clinics for beginners. The only requirement for joining the organization is you have to be a Filipino/Filipina by ancestry or related by marriage. Initial membership dues is $ 20.00 per person.
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