PPI's Gan to prioritize development of junior golfers

PPI's Gan to prioritize development of junior golfers

Oliver Gan, who recently hosted former NBA champion Bruce Bowen with the San Antonio Spurs to a round of golf Sunday at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, is backing the improvement of junior golf in the country.

MANILA, Philippines – For former jungolfer Oliver Gan, the development of junior golfers in the country should continue and backing from private sector and government is essential in his effort to help young athletes.


This is what the 35-year-old Gan aspires after he recently helped organize a golf tournament attended by junior golfers at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City.


“All we want is to give back to the sport of golf,” said Gan, who has been appointed by Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez as NCR program officer of the Philippine Sports Institute.


“The important thing is the development of junior. We want to help kids with potential to improve their game, and with it we’ll be able to help golf in general in our country,” added Gan, who hosted former NBA champion Bruce Bowen with the San Antonio Spurs to a round of golf Sunday at the WWGCC.


Gan was able to raise money from his last event, with support coming from his friends from the golf community, including Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Reps. Jericho Nograles and Mark Zambar, as well as Tiffany Copok of the Junior Golfers Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP).


According to Gan, the recipient of this financial assistance from the previous tournament will be The Junior Golfers League (TJGL) and the JGFP for jungolfers competing in various international tournaments.


“There are people from the government like Cong. Mark Zambar, Cong. Jericho Nograles of the PBA, and Tiffany Copok of the JGFP who, like me, wants to help improve and continue to give opportunities to our junior golfers,” said Gan.