Record Turnout at USGA Asian Course Rating Seminar

The USGA’s Steven Edmonson at the Asian Course Rating Seminar in Hong Kong. Picture by HK Golfer
The USGA’s Steven Edmonson at the Asian Course Rating Seminar in Hong Kong. Picture by HK Golfer

Hong Kong: The United States Golf Association (USGA) held its biennial Asian Course Rating Seminar in Hong Kong this year, attracting a record turnout from federations across the region.
More than 50 delegates from 11 different countries attended the three-day seminar at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, which was supported by the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA), The R&A and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC).
Scott Hovde, Assistant Director of Handicap and Course Rating Administration for the USGA, said: “This is the fourth time we have held the Asian Course Rating Seminar in Hong Kong and it was a pleasure to welcome more delegates than ever this year.
“We appreciate the hospitality of the HKGA and the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club plus the support of The R&A and the APGC.”
Also attended by Steven Edmonson, the USGA’s Managing Director of Handicapping and Course Rating, and Kevin Weir, Assistant Director of Handicapping for The R&A, the seminar featured updates on the World Handicap System and the USGA Course Rating System plus on and off-course training sessions for existing and potential course raters.

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