From Ten­nis to Golf

HK Golfer - - Local Focus - Photo by Daniel Wong

Ten­nis pro and lo­cal celebrity Cindy Lee can add one more item to her ré­sumé: Am­a­teur Golf Cham­pion.

Back in early sum­mer, Cindy went through a se­ries of golf train­ing with Hong Kong Golf Club’s Di­rec­tor of Golf Dean Nel­son and Club Pro­fes­sional Alan Gib­son. Switch­ing from ten­nis to golf might seem like the ob­vi­ous choice from Cindy as the two sports share a lot of sim­i­lar­i­ties in swing mo­tion, yet are very dif­fer­ent be­cause of the ball weight and the men­tal game in­volved on each hole of the golf course.

With the help of Dean and Alan, Cindy worked on her grip, pos­ture, body bal­ance and par­tic­u­larly back­swing, which used to be too high a habit de­vel­oped from her ten­nis ca­reer.

Cindy Lee has in­deed trans­formed her game as she won the Hong Kong Ladies Open Mid Am­a­teur Divi­son 1 with a 12-stroke mar­gin. “I could not be hap­pier with my vic­tory,” Cindy said, “I had some ups and downs dur­ing the tour­na­ment, but I kept my com­po­sure and pulled through.”

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