Dominic Uy's Blog

  • Last weekend I was able to play with my golf buddies at a golf club in Batangas, and I was really looking forward to this game since this would be my first time to play the course. We left Manila bright and early and with the newly rehabilitated SLEX plus the Star Toll… it took us less than an hour to get there.
    Dropped our bags, registered, applied sunblock, and headed to the pitching and putting area to warm up. My first 3 holes went well but my whole game changed when I reached Hole No. 13, a Par 3 where I topped the ball on my tee shot which landed in the water!

  • I usually only find time to read when I’m traveling but with time to spare last week I decided to catch up on some reading. My mother gifted me with the Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a compilation of Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf. Harvey Penick started his golf career at the age of eight when he started caddying at the Austin Texas Country Club. When he wrote the book he was already seventy nine years old and was still teaching men, women, beginners and professionals too.

  • A friend of mine told me this story. There was a golfer named John who went to a pro since he was struggling with his game. John gets to the pro and says: ”I need some help with my game, every time I hit the ball, it has a mind of its own and I slice it big time”.

    So the Pro says: “Ok, show me your swing, get your driver and hit a few balls”.

    John hits a few balls with his driver and all of them sliced way to the right. After the fourth shot, he looks at the Pro for some tips.

    Pro says: “It’s the LOFT”. “Pull out your 5 iron and hit a few more”.

  • Ever since I became a member of The Orchard Golf and Country Club last November 2009, I would always hear about the annual Founders Cup. This is a 2-day member guest tournament usually in the end of November where participants reach about 800 golfers. Teams play one round in the Player course and one round in the Palmer course. All guests are given a free practice round in each course prior to the tournament and a special giveaway.


    This was indeed a remarkable dining experience.. Knowing the freshness of the seafood as they cook and serve it, everything is a delight! But I have to render 5 golden golf balls to their “ Fried Bangus”, being it as Dagupan’s pride. Truly the best tasting bangus in the country.