Issuu on Google+

Favourite Holes

Around the Clubs The Hong Kong Golf Club Monthly Medal (Gross Section) 5 July H Matsui won the Monthly Medal Gross Section played over the Composite Course with 77. Monthly Medal (Nett Section) 5 July J O D Black won the Monthly Medal Nett Section played over the Composite Course with 70. Sir David Trench Cup Qualifying Round 19 July H Matsui won the Sir David Trench Cup Qualifying Cup over the Composite Course with 35 points. M Sullivan was the runner-up with 21 points. Macwhinnie Cup Qaulifying Round 23 August A M Bulloch won the Macwhinnie Cup Qualifying Round played over the Old Course with +2. P Fishwick was the runner-up with -2. Monthly Medal (Gross Section) 30 August T Orgill won the Monthly Medal Gross Section played over the Composite Course with 74. Monthly Medal (Nett Section) 30 August J J Moore won the Monthly Medal Nett Section played over the Composite Course with Nett 73. Moore won on countback over the last 6 holes from H Matsui.

Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

Northern Delight

Ladies Events July Medal 9 July Division 2Gross Winner: Division 2 Nett Winner: Division Nett Runner-up:

Paul Riley, head professional at The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, is smitten with the twelfth on the Gary Player-designed North Course

60

HK GOLFER・SEPT/OCT 2008

Having said all that, my overall pick is the twelfth on the North Course. At 521 yards from the back tee and playing slightly downhill, it’s a hole most recreational golfers can reach in regulation. Distance is not really the concern. What I like so much about it is the location of the fairway bunkers (especially that mischievously placed one right in the middle at around 220 yards from the tee) and the movement of the fairway—left, right, left. Red stakes line the entire left hand side of the hole, which really threatens the longer hitters, while the typically dense Kau Sai Chau rough comes into play for those who stray too far to the right. From the tee and centre of the fairway you’re afforded terrific views of the ocean lying beyond the course. Played with a bit of respect the hole offers up par and birdie opportunities. But ignore its dangers and it has the potential to bite back hard. WWW.HKGA.COM

Akiko Harada (95) Liz Magnum (73) Cecilia Szeto (79)

July Stableford 16 July Division 2 Winner: Division 2 Runner-up:

Linda Wang (31 points) Esther Fu (29 points C/B)

August Medal 20 August Division 1 Gross Winner: Division 1 Nett Winner: Division 1 Nett Runner-up: Division 2 Gross Winner: Division 2 Nett Winner: Division 2 Nett Runner-up:

K R Shin (85 C/B) Anita Chu (73) Sunny Kang (74) Sue Hadaway (92) Liz Magnum (68) Chikako Yabe (76)

August Stableford 27 August Division 1 Winner: Felicia Louey (35 points) Division 1 Runner-up: Lydia Mak (34 points) Division 2 Winner: Peggy Wong (37 points) Division 2 Runner-up: Sue Hadaway (36 points)

Men’s Events

Robin Moyer

M

y favourite hole at Kau Sai Chau? Can I have my favourite fifty-four? We’re very lucky to have such a broad spectrum of holes to choose from—many of which I consider to be truly great. Take the newly-opened East Course. I have to mention the par three thirteenth and the coasthugging fourteenth here. These two holes really capture the rugged beauty of Kau Sai Chau. Couple this with their stunning views over the South China Sea and the craggy islands beyond and you have a pair of holes that surely outrank all others in Asia in terms of jaw-dropping magnificence. Let’s not forget the South Course however. Although the shortest of the three, the back nine, as most of you will attest, is a formidable challenge. I always laugh when I hear people say it’s easy. Ha! I personally lose more balls on the South than on either of the other two courses. Gary Player designed the course perfectly. There’s great variety; a good mix of long and short holes. It really is the people’s course. The standout here for me is the par four twelfth. With its elevated tee and left-to-right sweeping fairway, the onus is definitely on precision. Hit it straight or be punished—which applies to both the tee shot and the approach. A great hole.

Results

J K Lieu Cup 6 July Winners: Runners-up:

Patrick Tam & Chow Tak Yiu Glenn Yee & Mike Brown

Captain’s Cup 20 July Gross Winner: Gross Runner-up: Nett Winner: Nett Runner-up:

Eugene Pak (82) Tommy Shiu (83) Chow Tak-yiu (68) Mike Brown (71)

WWW.HKGA.COM

Chairman’s Cup 20 July Winner: Runner-up:

Calvin So (42 points) Dennis Mak (41 points)

Captain’s Cup 30 August Gross Winner: Gross Runner-up: Nett Winner: Nett Runner-up:

Raaj Shah (77) Tony Melloy (84) Rodney Chung (68) Peter Sun (69)

Chairman’s Cup 30 August Winner: Peter Ma (41 points) Runner-up: Steven Chan (36 points C/B)

Discovery Bay Golf Club Ladies Events MacGregor Bogey Competition 3 Aug Winner: Candy Lai (+8) Runner-up: Rebecca Ho (+2 C/B) 2nd Runner-up: Marsha Ko (+2) Best Gross: Eileen Ling (-6) Medal 31 Aug Division A Winner: Division B Winner: Best Gross:

Wendy Cho (69) J J Kim (45 points) Mari Maeda (79)

Men’s Events MacGregor Bogey Competition 3 Aug Winner: Jamo Lo (+8) Runner-up: Hiroshi Ishii (+6) 2nd Runner-up: S I Lee (+5) Best Gross: David Lau (-1) Medal 31 Aug Division A Winner: Division B Winner: Division A & B Winner: Division C Winner:

Matajiro Nagatomi (Nett 68) Danny Ho (Nett 66) Shinichi Mizuno (75) Ronald Tong (45 points)

Julius Baer Inter-Club League Standings Final Standings Premier Division Played HKGC 4 DBGC 4 CWBG&CC 4

Won 4 2 0

Lost 0 2 4

Halved 0 0 0

Points 8 4 0

First Division Played HKGC 6 CWBG&CC 6 DBGC 6 SOCC 6

Won 5 4 2 1

Lost 1 2 4 5

Halved 0 0 0 0

Points 10 8 4 2

HK GOLFER・SEPT/OCT 2008

61


0809KSC