Hong Kong Golf Association Promotes Golf to the Community Through Brand-new Ladies Golf Clinic at Clearwater Bay Golf Academy

Posted: Thursday, 18 Jun 2020

As COVID-19 gradually stabilises in Hong Kong, local sports activities previously affected by the pandemic are beginning to resume. Inspired by increased interest in golf driven by outstanding and inspirational performance of Hong Kong’s professional lady golfers, the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) organised its first Ladies Golf Clinic today, which was designed to introduce female beginners to the sport, with a view to further promoting golf to the wider public. The event attracted more than 100 participants.

The Ladies Golf Clinic was a day-camp event covering golf etiquette, short games and other fundamentals of golf. Participants practiced at the Golf Academy of The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club and underwent training that included both theory and practice.

HKGA (Ladies Committee Chairperson) Ms. Jennifer Tang said, “The game of golf is gaining popularity among Hong Kong women. Every year, the Hong Kong Ladies Open sees the emergence of more new and talented ladies golfers, while female students are embracing golf through inter-school competitions and other school activities. With the Ladies Golf Clinic, we aim to boost the sport’s popularity amongst women of different ages, helping them develop an understanding of golf culture and allowing them to enjoy the sport in a beautiful outdoor environment.”

Mr. Peter Downie, General Manager of the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club said, “We are honored to be working with the HKGA to bring the game of golf to the ladies who participated today in the Ladies Golf Clinic.  Our coaches are also pleased to have the opportunity to participate in and become an integral part of the event.”

To protect the health of attendees, the HKGA required all participants and coaches to undergo body temperature checks, fill in health declaration forms and wear face masks. The HKGA also provided each participant with their own set of clubs – including sand wedges, putters and irons – to reduce the risk of cross-infection, giving players peace of mind and a smooth start to their golfing journeys.

Photo caption: The Ladies Golf Clinic day camp attracted more than 100 participants. Twenty HKGA coaches instructed at the event. The Clinic comprised two parts: an introduction to the fundamentals and basic theory of golf, and on-course playing experience. During on-course play, participants were divided into small groups of six to eight and practised short games at the Clearwater Bay Golf Academy. (Photo by Wu Suen)