The Commonwealth Federation of Golf Associations will start its tryouts for the golfers that will make up the CNMI National Golf Team for the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games next month.
CFoGA vice president J.J. Atalig said the schedule of the five-round tryouts are Aug. 7 and 21 and Sept. 5, 11, and 18. The federation will be looking at forming a national team made up of two men’s players, two junior men’s players, two women’s players, and two junior women’s players.
Tryout fee is $30 with green fee at $30 and all five tryouts will be played at the Coral Ocean Resort golf course, which is also the venue for the sport in the Mini Games.
Atalig added that Pacific Games Council eligibility rules dictate that only U.S. citizens who are CNMI residents can try out for the national team. Another eligibility requirement CFoGA included is anyone trying out should also be a member of any CFoGA-sanctioned club
Atalig earlier told Saipan Tribune that ultimately players that will be chosen for the national team will be determined by their “low gross scores, stamina, agility, and ability to perform under stressful conditions posted after five rounds.”
CFoGA’s search for a men’s and women’s coach is still ongoing, according to Atalig.
The federation is inviting eligible golf players to try out for the national team, as proceeds from the 90 holes of golf will help raise funds for the CNMI national golf team.
“The more people show up to tryout the better for the federation,” said Atalig.
Aside from Atalig, CFoGA’s officers include president Edward Manibusan, secretary/treasurer Lorraine Babauta, social and media officer Gerilyn Dela Cruz, and golf tournament coordinators Marco Peter and Joey Dela Cruz. Peter incidentally is also the chairman of the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games Organizing Committee.
For more information on the tryouts for the CNMI national golf team, call Atalig at 285-1612.
CFoGA meeting today
The umbrella organization of all golf associations in the CNMI will have a meeting at 5pm today at the Northern Marianas Sports Association office at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
Representatives of Marianas Golf Association, Refaluwasch Golf Association, Saipan Golf Association, and others local golf clubs are required to attend.