Com­mu­nity at the Heart of UBS Hong Kong Open

HK Golfer - - Divots -

Thou­sands of young­sters had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the game of golf and meet some of its star play­ers dur­ing the week, as the or­gan­is­ers, ti­tle spon­sor, and of­fi­cial char­i­ta­ble part­ner of the UBS Hong Kong Open once again place the com­mu­nity at the heart of the event.

With free ac­cess to the pub­lic on Thurs­day and Fri­day, and for all four days for vis­i­tors un­der 21, the Tour­na­ment fea­tured a se­ries of youth-fo­cused golf clin­ics and com­mu­nity out­reach ef­forts.

In­ter­na­tional stars, Matt Fitz­patrick and Hong Kong Golf Club pro­fes­sional, James Wong, started the week­long ini­tia­tives by head­lin­ing a golf clinic for over 200 chil­dren from the Hong Kong Golf As­so­ci­a­tion’s lo­cal schools pro­gramme, at the Tuen Mun Golf Cen­tre.

On Thurs­day and Fri­day, the Hong Kong Golf Club, UBS and the Hong Kong Golf As­so­ci­a­tion hosted 500 chil­dren from lo­cal schools in the en­vi­rons of Fan­ling and other dis­tricts, who will ben­e­fit from a com­pre­hen­sive golf ex­pe­ri­ence.

Clin­ics were also hosted for the Hong Kong Blind Sports Fed­er­a­tion on Thurs­day, and Spe­cial Olympics Hong Kong on Fri­day. The former was co-hosted by, Al­fie Plant, win­ner of the sil­ver medal for lead­ing am­a­teur at The Open Cham­pi­onship ear­lier this year.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Hong Kong

© PressReader. All rights reserved.