Hong Kong: The top Hong Kong golfers from this week’s Hong Kong Junior Open Championship will enjoy a unique, all-expenses-paid golf education experience at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
The Hong Kong Golf Association’s [HKGA] Exclusive Banking Partner will invite Hong Kong’s leading boy and girl in the 15-17 age group on a week-long trip to Shanghai where they will participate in the Pro-Am, enjoy access to top players, learn from industry professionals, watch play from inside the ropes and volunteer at the event itself.
The trip will conclude with a match between the HKGA juniors and their peers from the China Golf Association [CGA] played on the championship course at Sheshan International.
The match will feature two boys and two girls in each team with the top Hong Kong golfers from the Hong Kong Junior Open being joined by two further players selected by the HKGA.
The CGA will select their team of four. The match format will be 18-hole stroke play with the winners decided by the lowest aggregate of the best three scores for each team.
Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship & Events at HSBC, said: “We’ve been working closely with our partners at the HKGA to see how we can bring genuine value to the talented young golfers of Hong Kong.
“The idea behind this is not only to reward Hong Kong’s top juniors with an unforgettable experience, but to help them understand and learn about a possible career in the golf industry.
“HSBC is heavily invested in golf at all levels and we’re able to leverage our involvement in the sport to provide this unique golf education experience for these young boys and girls. They will learn from a number of the industry’s most experienced personnel about both playing at a professional level and working in the sport, something that will help them when considering their future career path.
“The match will provide a fitting conclusion to the trip and our hope is that this becomes an annual match pitting the top juniors from Hong Kong and China together, showcasing the incredible young golfing talent that exists in Greater China.”
This year’s Hong Kong Junior Open is taking place at Discovery Bay Golf Club. For the first time in its 45-year history, the tournament is being played over three rounds.
Singapore: This year’s SMBC Singapore Open has been cancelled due to on-going concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic in the region.