The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, one of Hong Kong’s oldest charities, organised its 12th Golf Day on 4th May at the Hong Kong Golf Club. As Robin Hammond writes, the event, organised by the society’s Golf Day Sub-Committee, was a reso
The HKSPC organised its 12th Golf Day at HKGC, which was a resounding success.
With 100 participants enthusiastically crisscrossing the Fanling Eden course, a New New Peoria format meant that the players never gave up and could even congratulate the odd eight or nine as potentially raising the collective handicap of the team.
The Hong Kong Golf Club did a magnificent job as hosts – the event could not have taken place without their most generous support – presenting the course in excellent condition. The staff and management ensured we all had a most enjoyable afternoon, with the course itself in excellent condition. Their support for the society, and for the general golfing community was very much appreciated.
The society and club were delighted to have three players from the HKGA junior golf development programme joining us on the day. These young players showed maturity, in their golf, their obvious pleasure in participating, and general conduct, and we look forward to seeing their progress in coming years.
33 students from the HKSPC Operation Santa Claus Fanling Nursery School were also there to receive a complimentary golf clinic offered by the club. It was an unusual opportunity for them that they enjoyed massively.
The event started with a lunch buffet and opening ceremony which included thanking our major sponsors C C Land Holdings Limited, Keck Seng Investments (HK) Ltd and Mrs Purviz R. Shroff, and the late Mr Rusy M. Shroff, BBS, MBE, followed by a shotgun start. After the fun and (sometimes) competitive afternoon on the links, we did the 19th hole proud before a buffet dinner and prize giving. The prizes were beyond generous, thanks to our very supportive sponsors, as were the players who contributed either through raffle tickets or direct donations to the society. One lucky chap, playing with HK Golfer Magazine’s Publisher, found himself the winner of three golf bags in the raffle.
Fred Ma and Joyce Fung won the Individual prizes. The Team prize went to Fred Ma, Kenneth Lau, Neill Callan, and Chad Schofield, who also picked up Mens’ Longest Drive. Ladies’ Longest Drive went to Ma Jia, while Nearest to the Pin was picked up by William Chan.
Overall it was a wonderful day and a very successful fundraiser for the HKSPC. The money raised will enable us to continue to provide caring and welfare for the needy children of Hong Kong. Our thanks once again to all who participated.
If you would like to participate in any way next spring, we welcome players, sponsors and donors. Please contact Corinna Pang at corinna[email protected] for details.
Since 1926, the society has been committed to nurturing children in their early childhood development. The society operates 27 centres, serving 3,000 children and their families daily, supporting working and single parents, low-income families, CSSA families, new arrivals and ethnic minorities.
The HKSPC Charity Golf Day 2018 has over 100 participants
33 students from the HKSPC Operation Santa Claus Fanling Nursery School were also there to receive a complimentary golf clinic offered by HKGC
Fred Ma, Men’s Individual & Team Champion