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Clubhouse: Biodynamic Wine, Ferrari 488GTB, JS Watch co. Reykjavik THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM MARCH 2015 ISSUE 98 $50 ESSENTIAL ASIA 8 OF THE MOST MEMORABLE GOLF EXPERIENCES – FROM JAPAN TO SRI LANKA BRANDEN GRACE INTERVIEW + DISPLAY UNTIL 15 APR PLUS: HK CLOSE AMATEUR CHAMPS

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MADE IN ICELAND JS Watch Company Reykjavik is a small Icelandic watch manufacturer whose exceptional timepieces promise to put the country on the map for something other than hot springs, Bjork and disruptive volcanoes. Icelandic Ingenuity The collaboration of a watchmaker, collector and designer has produced the JS Watch co. Reykjavik, one of the world’s smallest manufacturers of stylish, quality watches. Is JS Watch co. Reykjavik, from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, one of the watch industries best kept secret? All the watches are designed and assembled by hand in Iceland. Only highest quality movements and materials from Germany and Swiss are used to produce the watches and every single detail has been given the time needed for perfection. The quantity of watches produced is limited, giving them an exclusive and truly personal feel. Currently the watches are being worn on many celebrity wrists such as Viggo Mortensen, Quentin Tarantino, Yoko Ono and his holiness 14th Dalai Lama to name just a few.

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WORLD’S SMALLEST WATCH MANUFACTURER PROBABLY THE Our Master Watchmaker never loses his concentration With his legendary concentration and 45 years of experience our Master Watchmaker and renowned craftsman, Gilbert O. Gudjonsson, inspects every single timepiece before it leaves our workshop. All the watches are designed and assembled by hand in Iceland. Only highest quality movements and materials are used to produce the watches and every single detail has been given the time needed for perfection. OFFICIAL HK AGENT: TIMES INTERNATIONAL CREATION LTD. CONTACT: JSWATCH@TIMESIC.COM +852-3590-4153 www.jswatch.com

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Race proven Sport 78, 88, 98 Serket 88, 98 Stealth 90 Exclusive offer to readers of HK Golfer FREE sea trial in the Scorpion Serket 98. Your chance to experience the legend for yourself, call or email us now to make your booking! If you are one of that rare breed for whom only the best is good enough you’ll appreciate why Scorpions make the perfect luxury performance RIB, chase boat or superyacht tender. Each is unique, but shares a heritage of innovation and a W O R L D C L A S S L U X U R Y P E R F O R M A N C E

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Your performance sets you apart from the crowd. So should your boat. Strike 90 Selene 98 Sting 108 Custom hull design that has been developed over 20 years of recordbreaking offshore ocean passages to deliver a soft, comfortable and safe ride with outstanding performance in all conditions. When you deserve the best, demand the best. Scorpion RIBS Hong Kong, HFS, Neich Tower, Suite 6 E, 6th Floor, 128 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. t: +852 25118337 m: +852 91993860 e: scorpion@hkgolfer.com R I B S F R O M 6. 5 M T O 1 2 M A N D B E Y O N D

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A 50 storey / 170m high Tower in Southwark, with landscaped piazza and boutique hotel, minutes from the fine dining restaurants, bars and theatres of the South Bank Residents’ Health Club with Spa, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Gym, Private Screening Room, Residents’ Wine Cellar and 32nd floor Executive Lounge 24 hr concierge services provided by Harrods Estates Asset Management Stunning views over The River Thames, The London Eye, St Paul’s and The City of London The information contained in this advertisement is believed to be correct but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and no such information forms as part of any contract. Neither the vendors or their agents or any person in their employ has any authority to make or give warranty or guarantee (whether written or oral) in respect of, or in relation to, the development of any part thereof. All images are for illustration purposes only. Some images are computer generated. Timings are approximate. Source: www.tfl.gov.uk. Our sales representatives for overseas property work exclusively in relation to properties outside Hong Kong anad are not therefore licensed under the Estate Agents Ordinance to deal with Hong Kong properties. Computer enhanced image of One Blackfriars are indicative only. Photographs of the Hepworth show apartment with indicative views from the 39th floor. Prices are correct at time of press*.

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ONE BLACKFRIARS LONDON’S PREMIER RIVERSIDE TOWER 2&3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FROM £2.33 MILLION* ESTIMATED COMPLETIONS FROM SPRING 2018 WWW.ONEBLACKFRIARS.COM Hotline: +852 2822 0743 Email: ip.hongkong@colliers.com

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 98 March 2015 52 On the Cover: The Nelson & Haworthdesigned Jade Dragon Snow Mountain course in Lijiang is the world’s longest and one of the world’s heighest Photo by Robin Moyer Features 38 | Tales from the Box Our correspondent discusses the curse of the dreaded yips and asks: where does Tiger go from here? By Julian Tutt Plus… 27 | Tee Time JS Watch Co. Reykjavik is a small Iceland-based watchmaker that, thanks to its exceptional timepieces, punches well above its weight. By The Editors 40 | With Time Comes Change Golf could learn a thing or two from the way cricket has adapted to make it more appealing to a broader range of demographics, writes our course architecture contributor. By Paul Jansen 32 | Driving Range 42 | Man on the Move A profile of South Africa’s player of the moment – Branden Grace, whose consistent play has seen him rise to comfortably inside the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking. By Lewine Mair With Ferrari set to launch its IPO towards the end of the year, we take a look at the recently announced 488GTB – a car that could play an important role in the company’s fortunes. By Ben Oliver 34 | Liquid Assets 54 | Terrific Terrence Powers to Victory Biodynamic wine: an effective form of viticulture or a crock of cowpat? An investigation. By Lucy Jenkins Showing a new-found belief in his abilities, Terrence Ng cruised to his first Hong Kong Close Amateur Championship over the Lunar New Year holiday. By Alex Jenkins 52 | Reigning Supreme 62 | The Best Just Got Better Kitty Tam wins Ladies’ Close Amateur title for the second year in a row after holding off the challenge of Vivian Lee. By Alex Jenkins Credit: Daniel Wong, AFP The most popular ball in golf has undergone another upgrade, and the 2015 edition of the Pro V1 and Pro V1x has already proved an instant hit on the professional circuit. By The Editors 74 | Property Special 64 | Asia’s Most Memorable The founder of Complete RPI explains how taking a commercial approach to managing your UK property is the only way to go. By Rupert Smith Golfing Experiences 42 12 HK GOLFER・MAR 2015 There’s playing golf – and then there’s really experiencing this greatest of games. A checklist of what avid Asia-based golfers might wish to sample before they sign their final scorecard. By Alex Jenkins 78 | Final Shot The general manager of the Hong Kong Golf Club on his dream fourball, his best ever round and his favourite courses. Interview by Alex Jenkins HKGOLFER.COM

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HK Golfer Editor: Alex Jenkins email: alex.jenkins@hkgolfer.com Editorial Assistant: Cindy Kwok Senior Editor: Roy Kinnear Photo Editor: Daniel Wong Contributing Editors: Lewine Mair, Robert Lynam, Evan Rast, Ben Oliver, Julian Tutt, Lucy Jenkins Published by: THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION MAR 2015 • Issue 98 TIMES INTERNATIONAL CREATION Times International Creation Limited 10A Lockhart Centre 301-307 Lockhart Road Hong Kong Phone: +852 3590-4153 Fax: +852 3590-4533 Publisher: Charles McLaughlin Art Director: Derek Hannah Assistant Designer: Mimi Cheng Office Manager: Moira Moran 64 D E PA R T M E N T S 16 Mailbag 18 Divots 24 Local Focus 27 Clubhouse 50 Around the HKGA 58 HKGA News 76 Crossword In association with: www.thymedesign.hk Advertising: For advertising information, please contact: ads@hkgolfer.com For purchasing information contact: sales@hkgolfer.com For subscription information contact: subs@hkgolfer.com Hong Kong Golf Association Suite 2003, Olympic House 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Phone (General): +852 2504-8659 Fax: +852 2845-1553 Phone (Handicaps): +852 2504-8197 Fax: +852 2504-8198 Email: info@hkga.com handicaps@hkga.com Credit: Courtesy of Tiger Beach Golf Links HK GOLFER is published by Times International Creation, 10A Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong. HK GOLFER is published monthly © 2012 by Times International Creation. Published in Hong Kong. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is strictly prohibited. PRINTED IN HONG KONG. 14 HK GOLFER・MAR 2015 HKGOLFER.COM

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