Mis­sion Hills China Voted Best Youth De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme

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Mis­sion Hills Group in China has won Best Youth De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram at the 2018 Sport In­dus­try Awards (SPIA) Asia. The Mis­sion Hills Ju­nior Golf Pro­gram, which has been help­ing to grow golf in China for more than 20 years, was judged by 37 in­ter­na­tional sport in­dus­try ex­perts to be the be­stof-the-best from more than 400 sub­mis­sions.

“Since my late fa­ther founded Mis­sion Hills in 1992, my fam­ily has been fully com­mit­ted to golf de­vel­op­ment in China, with more than 100,000 com­pet­i­tive rounds played by ju­niors at Mis­sion Hills and more than six mil­lion US dol­lars in­vested into our Ju­nior Golf Pro­gramme. This award is recog­ni­tion not only for Mis­sion Hills, but also for our part­ners like The R&A and for our ju­nior golf am­bas­sadors, in­clud­ing An­nika Soren­stam, Jack Nick­laus and Sir Nick Faldo,” said Ten­niel Chu, Vice-Chair­man of Mis­sion Hills Group.

Do­minic Wall, Di­rec­tor of Asia-Pa­cific for The R&A com­mented, “The R&A en­joys a good re­la­tion­ship with Mis­sion Hills and the Chu fam­ily, who have been at the fore­front of golf de­vel­op­ment in China since 1992. We ap­pre­ci­ate their con­tri­bu­tion to the game, both in China and glob­ally, and con­grat­u­late them on this well-de­served award."

The Mis­sion Hills Ju­nior Golf Pro­gram fea­tures more than 50 ju­nior tour­na­ments per year across its two lo­ca­tions, as well as coach­ing, camps and clin­ics; a new schools’ ini­tia­tive; free ac­cess for ju­niors to three of its cour­ses; and free en­try into the newly-opened Dr. David Chu Golf Mu­seum, the first in China.

10-time Ma­jor Cham­pion An­nika Soren­stam at Mis­sion Hills Shen­zhen for the 8th An­nika In­vi­ta­tional at Mis­sion Hills ear­lier this year

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