Frankie Miñoza started as a young golfer at the Del Monte Golf Course in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines. He went on to become the youngest Philippine amateur golf champion at the age of 17. Since then, he has won many golf tournament championships not only in the Philippine Golf Circuit but also in the Asian Golf Circuit and the prestigious Japanese Professional Golf Circuit. Just recently, he bested hundreds of world golfers by placing second in the qualifying tournament for senior golfers in the USA.
Frankie became a world-class champion through hard work, discipline, and dedication. He went through many trials brought about by lack of moral and financial support from the community and his countrymen. Frankie, however, was lucky enough to be encouraged and tutored by his father who was then the Del Monte Golf Course maintenance foreman. In gratitude, Frankie now dreams of providing training opportunities for young talented golfers and develop them to become champions in their own right. The Frankie Miñoza Golf Foundation, Inc. was born. By providing these aspiring golfers educational assistance, equipment, social skills, and playing opportunities, Frankie through his foundation envisions the emergence of champion Filipino golfers who will bring honor to the country in the world of golf someday.
The Frankie Miñoza Golf Foundation sent Banny Abaño, Noel Langgamin, Magno Arancon, and Jovencio Lusterio to a Values Formation Seminar in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental last Nov. 20-21,2011 as part of its social skills development program. The workshop was sponsored by a church-affiliated organization and comprised of interactive sessions among youths aged 17 and above. A mangrove… read more »
Banny Abaño finished 1st runner-up in the Samsung Amateur Open Championship Division held in Malarayat Country Club last Oct. 21-22, 2011. About 150 young golfers participated in the tournament, which is one of the major tournaments for amateurs in the Philippines. The Foundation and the Del Monte Golf Club co-sponsored the participation of Banny Abaño,… read more »
MARCH 2013 The Frankie Miñoza Golf Foundation accepts new beneficiaries on its roll. With two beneficiaries graduated to professional status and four others for qualifying(for pro status), the FMGF majority board after deliberations and collegial decision accepted three young golfers namely, Jay Gamolo, Pam Mariano, and Jett Sajulga for the development program. The FMGF beneficiaries:… read more »
Aside from swing technique enhancement exercises in the driving range and in the fairway, the trainees/beneficiaries undergo regular fitness training for strength and flexibility.
Last May 2013, the FMGF, led by its Founder/Chairman Frankie Miñoza himself with his directors and beneficiaries, Del Monte Regular, Seniors,Ladies team member volunteers,& caddies, embarked on a weeklong tree planting project with Del Monte Golf Club at the Del Monte Golf course to replace felled trees caused by Typhoon Pablo. Some 300 ornamental trees… read more »
Banny Abaño finished 1st runner -up again in the Macau Amateur Open held in the Macau Golf and Country Club last December 14-15, 2012. It was his first exposure to international competition with about 120 participants. Ramir Roque, another beneficiary, also participated in the tournament. Major amateur tournaments are the best venue for exposure of… read more »
PILIPINAS Golf and Country Club in San Pedro, Laguna. After the PAL Interclub tournament in Davao which will be held on Feb. 22-25,2012, Banny will register as a touring PRO and will join the ICTSI tour for 2012. He will be the first beneficiary to become professional.
APRIL 2013: Last April 2103, FMGF held a three-week seminar for its beneficiares and some Del Monte team members on social graces and character formation. Michelle Ann Tabanas Cayetano did the lectures and supervised classroon drills for social situations.
Frankie Miñoza Golf Foundation represented by Pili Sison and Eva Miñoza donates cash and relief goods to Yolanda typhoon victims through Sagip Kapamilya of ABSCBN in Cagayan de Oro . (Nov.12, 2013)
Classes for the beneficiaries were suspended on Dec. 21-22 to attend to Typhoon Sendong victims. Together with other Del Monte golfers, they collected used clothes and gathered drinking water in bottles to give to the typhoon victims in Cagayan de Oro. In cooperation with Gingoog City-based Zabdiel Foundation, the Frankie Miñoza Foundation donated kitchen utensils,… read more »