“Frankie Follows Through” an article written by Chupsie Medina for Inquirer Golf Magazine September 2011 issue.
“Follow Through” is the foundation’s tagline, a clarion call to lovers of golf who believe that the next world golf great should be a Filipino.
FRANKIE’s giving back. With the intention of helping hone the golf skills of promising young golfers from the visayas and Mindanao regions, Frankie Miñoza has organized his own foundation.
As its inaugural fund-raising event, the Frankie Miñoza Golf Foundation netted over P800,000, a good start that would help support the training of one, two or event three promising young golfers. The first Frankie Miñoza Cup held last Aug.4 to 7 at the Del Monte Golf Club in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon was a heartwarming show of support to the self-made Filipino golf great.
Frankie had always opined about the need to open windows of opportunity for talented your Filipino golfers. He noted that after going through the rigorous junior golf training and competition, many of the young golfers who excelled found difficulty making the passage to a serious golf career. “What we need is follow through,” he said.
In February this year, Frankie and a few of his friends and family formally registered the foundation. But the idea had been in the works long before. The push had been in November of 2010 when Miñoza earned his 2011 Champions Tour card; he now stands as the first Filipino to qualify on the PGA Tour.
“Follow through” is the foundation’s tag line, a clarion call to lovers of golf who believe that the next world golf great should be a Filipino. For the moment, the foundation has chosen to give its support to three jungolf “graduates” of Del Monte Foundation: Banny Abano, Noel Langgamin and Magno Arancon Jr.
“we’d like to initially take off from where Del Monte Foundation’s junior golf program ends, “ says Pili Sison, a close friend of Frankie and currently executive director of the foundation. Eventually, if there will be more funds available, the foundation is planning to widen its ambit of support to other regions in the south.
The foundation “scholars” would receive golf training support which includes coaching, driving range fees, and exposure in major tournaments. The foundation also will provide golf shoes, gloves, shirts, balls, tees and even equipment if budget will allow.
“We want the boys to receive schooling in social skills, good manners, family work, and values. We’d want their parents to also attend lectures. It would be good if the parents and their children understand each other, “ said Sison.
image taken from the Inquirer Golf Magazine
The foundation board composed of Frankie, friends Hector San Juan, Jason Lim, Montito Garcia, Alberto Lim, Ding Moreno, Jason Carmichael and Arnel Dumalog and siblings Raul and Eva are all united in one wish, and that is to see more Filipinos become known in the world of Golf. Others who want to help may email the foundation at email@example.com.
|PGT ORDER OF MERIT|
|RANK||NAME||ICTSI SHERWOOD||TOTAL CASH PRIZE|
|28||BERNIS, ROBERTO JR.||187,074|