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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

HK Golfer - - Contents - By Robin Ham­mond

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 corin­na­pang@hkspc.org for de­tails.

ABOUT HKSPC

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.

Photography by Pa­trick Le­ung and CY

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

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