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Golf Features
Shuai Ming Wong of Hong Kong plays round
HKGA Happenings
Propelling To The Pro Ranks

HK Golfer talks to Terrence Ng, Hong Kong’s leading amateur golfer, about
his preparation leading up to the 2019 Hong Kong Open at the end of this month.

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Flawless Shin Cruises in Macau
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Tiger Takes Zozo
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Pan Exemplifies The Best

C.T. Pan enjoyed a career breakthrough in 2019 following his maiden PGA Tour victory. He followed up on his dream by becoming the first Chinese Taipei golfer to qualify for the Presidents Cup at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in December. In this Q&A, Pan, who turns 27 this month, talks about his recent success, his bid to deliver another Chinese Taipei triumph at Royal Melbourne, and why he is giving back to the game through his junior golf programme.

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Sweet Twenty-Six

One day after his 26th birthday, Hong Kong’s Motin Yeung fired a final-round 67 to secure a narrow one-stroke victory at the Zhuzhou Classic.

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All That Jazz

With a first name being a headline writer's dream and a surname twisting tongues for even for the best of sports announcers, Thai golfer Jazz Janewattananond (pronounced as Jane-wa-taar-na-non) has become one of the most talked about young and exciting talents to burst onto the golf scene in the past 12 months.

We Need Personalities

Sports need personalities. The bigger, bolder, and sometimes controversial ones make sports business akin to show business.

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Read Your Divots
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Drills to Shallow The Club
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Improving Your Shoulder Turn
The Holy Grail of Hoi An

Hoiana Shores GC in Hoi An, Vietnam will most likely be that perfect course for an extensive range of players as it has all the essential qualities that make a course worth the desire to play it over and over again.

A Diagnosis For Life

Dr. Walton Li Wai-tat established the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital (HKSH) in 1980. Today, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Medical Superintendent of the HKSH, continuing the distinguished legacy of a family of doctors that many refer to as the ‘Li dynasty of medicine’ in Hong Kong’s history. Dr. Li talks to HK Golfer about his life’s work, the training programmes at the HKSH, his brush with cancer, and his passion for golf.

A Global Partnership

Golf has come a long way since its origins on the windswept dunes of Scotland’s east coast some seven centuries ago. The game is believed to have first been played at St Andrews around 1400 AD, while The Old Course at Musselburgh Links, near Edinburgh, is widely accepted to be one of the oldest in the world. Mary, Queen of Scots, reputedly played the course in 1567, taking a somewhat different stance towards the game than her great-great grandfather, King James II, who banned golf in 1457 because the country’s young archers were practising their swing rather than their aim. 

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Els' Potential Asian Aces

Ernie Els, captain of the International Team for the Presidents Cup, has seen it all throughout a stellar career spanning over three decades and delivering a staggering 71 professional victories across the globe.

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Asian Swing at Its Finest

The PGA TOUR’s annual Asian swing is primed to be its finest yet this October with an all-star cast of golf legends, FedExCup champions and major winners ready to thrill and impact the game in a region tipped to be the next bastion for golf’s growth.