MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Oakley, one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world continues to evolve with golf armed with a wide array of performance-enhancing gears and advocacy to develop future athletes.
“The main mission of The Junior Golfers League (TJGL) is to encourage and develop young enthusiasts to learn the sport through regular tournaments and become future athletes.”, Chona Dela Paz, President of TJGL.
“The Oakley Cup allows us to continue that mission.”, she added. Now on its 7th year, The Oakley Golf Cup is bigger and better reaching more and more junior golfers to hone their game.
Held at Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga, this year’s Oakley Golf Cup featured the Blind Callaway in an 18-hole system with a musical ensemble of brass instruments, percussion instruments and color guard as added distractions in each hole. Under intense heat and pressure, the participants competed sectioned in four classes including junior golfers.
As a treat, Royal Enfield gave a grand prize for a lucky Hole in One shot.
Emerging victorious in Class A, Cassy Arbatin, Ahn Chan, Jacob Gomez, and Dustin Recto. Following in 1st Runner Up are Dominic Villamor, Dylan Castillo, Sean Granada, and Josh Jorge while Stevie Umali, Andie Arbatin, and Celine Abalos bagged 2nd Runner Up.
For Class B, Jun De Grano, Benedict Leong, and James de Leon brought the Champion trophy home as Sophia Encarnacion, Jacob Chua, and Cedric Aunzo landed 1st Runner Up trailed closely by Jody Castillo, Jermaine Melosantos, Stephanie Encarnacion, and Ken Aquino for 2nd Runner Up.
In Class C, Grace Montilla with Vangie Omlang, Tek Guese, and Cora Aguinaldo arose triumphant. Tailing in 1st Runner Up are Kyungsuk “Derek” Min, August Cruz, and Jong Arcano while Enzo Radiovan, Tyler Samuco, and Joshua Bucay took home 2nd Runner Up.
Kent Tee, CJ Alcantara, and Aesha Ong ascended champions of Class D and Kyle Ang, JM Bautista, Juaquin De Grano, Gelian Mandario placed 1st Runner Up. Simon Encarnacion, Dylan Recto, and Manolo De Grano were awarded 2nd Runner Up.
The tournament concluded with the awarding presented by James Deakin. Oakley also pledged One Hundred Thousand Pesos to The Junior Golfers League in support of developing young athletes in pursuing their passion.
“This is a good initiative. The Junior Golfers League is very happy. One of the first-generation junior golfers in the first Oakley cup became a professional. This is the 7th year already and I can say we have planted a good seed.”, shared Kyungsuk “Derek” Min, Oakley Brand Manager for Korea and the Philippines.
Oakley encourages every athlete to give themselves over to their athletic obsession. The sunglass and sports gear brand celebrates the real moments of an athlete’s journey in pursuing his passion through the campaign #OneObsession.
Oakley also exhibited how to take your golfing to the next level through the innovative PRIZM™ Lens Technology. Engineered to help athletes emphasize colors where the eyes are most sensitive to detail. These lenses fine tune vision that help enhance performance and safety. Oakley also introduced new golf apparel that doesn’t just let you play good, but also make you look good.
Established in 1975 and acquired in 2007, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world, chosen by world-class athletes to compete at the highest level possible. The holder of more than 850 patents, Oakley is also known for its innovative lens technologies, including PRIZMTM. Oakley extended its position as a sports eyewear brand into apparel and accessories, offering men’s and women’s product lines that appeal to sport performance, active and lifestyle consumers — under the banner of Meera Enterprises, Inc., the sole and licensed distributor of Oakley in the Philippines.