Rules Officials, You Are Not Overlooked!
train players. Its development programmes would not be completed with developments on officials, coaches, administrators… etc.
Thanks to our Chairman of Rules and Tournament, Dr Brian Choa, who have been wholeheartedly promoting the rule of golf for as long time as we could remember. His graduates had just been increased by 55 recently after another R&A Level 1 Rules Seminar in February. Among them is our new Chief Executive Officer who has, luckily, passed with good marks too!
Two of our senior officials, John Ng and Danny Ho, have recently traveled to St. Andrews attending the R&A Level 3 Tournament Administrators & Referees School. The Level 3 examination is the highest level one can reach and the examination is done under high pressure as I was told. Ng and Ho, again, did proud for Hong Kong by passing the Level 3 with merit and distinction respectively. One cannot imagine with an estimated golfing population of only 60,000 golfers in Hong Kong according to one unofficial surveys, we have over 15 R&A qualified Level 3 officials. Would this be a record per capita?