Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. (PGTI), a sports management and promotions company, is the official organizer of the Philippine Golf Tour (PGT), the country’s pro golf league and one of Asia’s leading golfing circuits.
Established in 2009, PGTI seeks to advance professional golf in the Philippines. PGTI supports the Filipino golfer through exposure in local, regional and international tournaments. It also organizes tournaments held in the country’s top golf courses, enabling golfers to hone their skills, compete with fellow professionals, and earn from the sport.
The Philippine Golf Tour is the flagship tournament circuit of PGTI. In a year, PGTI holds over 15 professional tournaments held in the country’s leading golf courses. Through the PGT, PGTI has brought the Philippines to the global golfing arena through its partnership with the Asian Tour. Key legs of the PGT are part of the Asian Tour calendar.
Professional golfers playing for the PGT are golfers of good standing in the Asian Tour, ASEAN PGA Tour and the Touring Professional Golfers Association of the Philippines. Aside from local and foreign pros, PGTI also invites the country’s top low amateur golfers to play in the circuit.
The PGT is the country’s richest tournament circuit to date. The tour revitalized golf in the Philippines with local pros gunning for the top spot in the PGT Order of Merit (OOM). The OOM is the ranking of professional golfers based on the accumulation of prize money earned from participating in the various legs of the circuit.
Ranked No.1 in the OOM:
2009: ELMER SALVADOR
2010: JAY BAYRON
2011: JUVIC PAGUNSAN
2012: ANTONIO LASCUNA
Vision – Mission
A brighter future for the Philippine golfer: locally, globally.
To advance the growth of professional golf in the Philippines, and to help promote the country’s top golf courses as venues for international tournaments.
PGTI fulfills its vision-mission through a golf program with the Philippine Golf Tour (PGT) as its flagship tournament circuit.
Organization of the Philippine Golf Tour
To provide professionally organized, regular tournaments for Philippine professional golfers in the country’s leading golf courses
Development of world-class Philippine golfers
To select and support upcoming and talented Philippine professional golf athletes in their local and international campaigns
To support Philippine amateur golfers through the opportunity of participating in the professional tournaments of the PGT
Promotion of Philippine Golf worldwide
To help promote Philippine golf courses in particular, and the Philippines in general as a major golfing destination
Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. launched a program to help the country’s professional golfers break through and establish themselves in the global golfing arena. Through the Philippine Golf Tour, local golfers are provided a world-class tournament circuit in the country’s best golfing venues to test their talents.
PGTI has a golfer management program to help PGTI’s stable of select golfers in managing their professional careers, and to provide assistance in their campaigns in local and international tournaments.
In 2013, PGTI established the first ladies professional circuit in the Philippines, the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT). The LPGT is envisioned to become one of the leading local / regional ladies circuits internationally. Initially, PGTI plans to launch the country’s finest Filipina golfers to the Ladies Asian Tour through the LPGT. During its inaugural year, PGTI scheduled five tournaments.
Enrique K. Razon Jr.
Chairman and President
Sports management and promotions through Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. is the latest addition to Mr. Razon’s growing business portfolio, which includes port operations, property development, integrated resorts and tourism among others. He is Chairman and President of global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), the country’s leading corporate benefactor of golf, and Solaire Resort & Casino in Entertainment City Manila.
Narlene A. Soriano
Ms. Soriano has been the Head of ICTSI Public Relations since 1988 and the concurrent Executive Director of the ICTSI Foundation, Inc. Aside from the PGTI Golf Program for Filipino pros, Ms. Soriano manages the ICTSI Golf Program for the country’s top junior and amateur players. She has been organizing golf tournaments for the Razon Group: the Annual ICTSI Invitational Golf Tournament, which started in 1991; The Country Club (TCC) Invitational – Don Pocholo Razon Memorial Cup, which was launched in 2002; and the ICTSI-sponsored golf event of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in 2005 at TCC in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. A mass communications graduate of the De La Salle University Manila, she is a member of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines and the Public Relations Society of America.
Ma. Socorro S. Ventosa
Ms. Ventosa has over 20 years experience in advertising and marketing both in the Philippines and the United States. She has held management positions in the Philippine operations of automaker Ford Motor Co. and sports apparel company Nike. Ms. Ventosa started her career in J. Walter Thompson in the ad agency’s offices in Manila and San Francisco, California handling key accounts: Chevron, Sprint, Mexicana Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Nike, Ford, Kodak and Unilever. She is a business communication graduate of the Washington Business School in Virginia, and an active member of the Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines.