PIML Swings for A Cause: The Annual Golf Tournament

February 24, 2020


This year marks the 6th year of Primer International Management Limited (PIML)’s Annual Golf Tournament. Held last February 7 and 8, 2020, PIML welcomed principals, partners, and friends from the Philippines, Singapore, United States of America, United Kingdom, and Japan.

The tournament, which started in 2015, aims to foster the friendships and partnerships of PIML. To elevate the activity further, one of its goals since last year is to give back to the community. 

This year, proceeds will go to the Taal Relief and Rebuild Program. Just a month before the tournament, Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines actively spewed hot gases and ash, forcing over 30,000 families to flee their homes and leave their livelihood behind. Among those affected is Barangay Alas-as in the Municipality of San Nicolas, Batangas, the community closest to the Taal Volcano crater and an adopted community of Primer Group of Companies.

Tournament proceeds totaled to $ 1,735, which will be used to rebuild the homes and livelihood of Barangay Alas-as.

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The golf tournament opened with fun activities and holes at the Club Intramuros Golf Course in Manila.

One activity was Mitchell & Ness’ Longest Putt. At holes three, 12, and 18, players were asked to putt while wearing a Mitchell & Ness jersey. The longest putt in each hole was announced the winner.

Another activity was in hole 6, where players were required to wear Stance socks while teeing off. Unfortunately, due to the field conditions, players had to keep their shoes on but the player nearest to the pin was still awarded.



One of the trickier activities was in hole 13 where players were asked to tee off while wearing a huge JanSport bag. The player with the most accurate drive won.



Other awards for the day included:

  • The Birdie Dude – The top 8 players who had the most number of birdies won a pair of Hey Dude footwear and a pair of Tretorn socks.



  • Most Aetrex-cised – The top 3 most exercised players won Aetrex sport insoles.



  • Water Lover Award – The player with the most number of water hazards won a Hydro Flask bottle.



  • Overall Winner – Day 1 overall winner won a Hydro Flask bottle and a World Traveller luggage.


Following the fun first day was a more serious and competitive tournament held at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Players were divided into two teams: Team Stance versus Team Hey Dude.

The teams competed to have the lowest combined gross. Other individual awards for the day included the Lowest Gross, Longest Drive, Nearest to the Pin, Most Number of Birdies, and Most Number of Par.

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The tournament was held in partnership with Stance, Uncommon Swing, Hey Dude, JanSport, World Traveller, Mitchell & Ness, Aetrex, Hedgren ,Tretorn, Hydroflask, Victorinox, and Tumi.

For more details about PIML’s annual golf tournament, contact Allan Garcia at allan.garcia@primergrp.com.

If you wish to donate to the Taal Relief & Rebuild Program, contact Patrick Damasco at patrick.damasco@primergrp.com or at local 1203.


Text by Angeline Nicole Manahan

Photos by Angelo Agapito & Ferdie Chua