Feng Shan­shan Praises HKGC's Role in De­vel­op­ing Golf

HK Golfer - - Around The Hkga -

Feng Shan­shan, LPGA Tour star and China’s first Ma­jor win­ner, stopped by the Hong Kong Golf Club on her way to par­tic­i­pate in the Kia Clas­sic in the US and en­joyed a round at Fan­ling with some old friends.

28-year-old Feng was last at Fan­ling dur­ing her ju­nior am­a­teur days and said: “It felt great to be back at Fan­ling af­ter 14 years! The fair­ways and greens have not only chal­lenged many world-class golfers, but they are also beau­ti­ful and steeped in his­tory. Be­com­ing the world no. 1 is any pro­fes­sional golfer’s dream. How­ever, it is not an easy jour­ney for some­one like me who comes from an or­di­nary fam­ily. It would not have been pos­si­ble with­out a lot of sup­port from the Gov­ern­ment, China Golf As­so­ci­a­tion, and many other par­ties.

“Many or­gan­i­sa­tions in Hong Kong are also mak­ing great ef­forts to sup­port golf play­ers - in­clud­ing the HKGC, which launched the HK Ladies Open in 2015. The tour­na­ment is a mile­stone in the de­vel­op­ment of golf in HK and pro­vides a plat­form for the many tal­ented Asian women golfers to com­pete and en­hance their skills. I have been lucky enough to achieve my dream of be­com­ing a pro­fes­sional golfer, and I hope that more young tal­ents will be in­spired by my story. I am sure the sup­port from the com­mu­nity will help the sport to be­come more pop­u­lar. So that more peo­ple have the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy and ex­cel in it.”


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