It was that time of the year when Manila’s social elites came together to relax, enjoyed a good polo match and experienced up close the best offering of Porsche Philippines—all in one day.
The 10th Annual Enrique Zobel Memorial Polo Cup was held last Feb. 3 at Manila Polo Club in Makati, where the latest Porsche models shared a piece of the limelight by being on display at the club grounds the entire week.
The game was opened by the ceremonial parade of horses with Ms Rocio Zobel and PGA Cars director Benedicto Coyiuto. This was followed by the salute and ceremonial ball throw-in with Zobel Foundation chair Dee Zobel, Manila Polo Club president Roman Anthony Azanza Jr. and Benedicto Coyiuto and Porsche Philippines managing director Roberto Coyiuto III.
The High Goal Match, 6-chukker game featured the Porsche Blacks and Porsche Whites. Making up the Porsche White team were Vince Bitong, Inigo Zobel, Santi Laborde and Mark Field. The Porsche Blacks, on the other hand, were composed of Mike Romero, Lucas Lujan, Anthony Garcia and Miguel Diaz.
All the players were vigorous and dynamic on the field as they scrambled and swung their mallets to get a shot at the ball. At the end of the exciting match, the Porsche Black emerged victorious.
The awards ceremony was officiated by Ms. Dee Zobel, Azanza Jr. and the Coyiutos. The awarding of trophies to the Porsche Blacks was met with applause from friends, family and other guests at the event.
One of the highlights of the day was the parade of Porsche Cayennes on the polo field to end the game’s ceremonies. Spectators were delighted and charmed by the beauty of the premium models but the biggest applause was reserved for the Porsche’s latest model, Porsche Boxter S, as it slowly made its way to the field and introduced by Porsche Asia Pacific marketing director Carl Isenbeck.
Guests were then invited to view the cars up close and enjoy an sumptuous buffet reception right on the field in celebration of the successful and merry event. After a decade, PGA Cars and the Enrique Zobel Foundation’s partnership has once again been fortified with the presentation of the Zobel Memorial Polo Cup.
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