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Local News: UBS Hong Kong Open and Venetian Macao Open updates THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM SEPTEMBER 2015 + ISSUE 104 $50 PARADISE FOUND: LAUCALA ISLAND TIFFANY MAKES HISTORY HK AMATEUR WINS TAIWAN PRO EVENT DISPLAY UNTIL 15 OCT PLUS: SUZANN PETTERSEN’S STRATEGY SECRETS

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 104 September 2015 54 Features 38 | Tales from the Box Our roving correspondent takes a look at the European and Asian Tour’s recently announced “Vision for the Future” and explains what it could mean in the short and long term. By Julian Tutt Plus… 24 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – locally, regionally and globally. By The Editors 42 | Strategy Secrets 33 | Tee Time The two-time Major champion reflects on the depth of women’s golf these days and how it is more relevant to normal club golfers than the men’s power game. By Suzann Pettersen A look at the new Clé de Cartier Flying Tourbillon, wh ic h w i l l b e showc a s e d at t he up c om i n g Watches&Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong. By The Editors 46 | Clearwater Cracker 36 | Liquid Assets The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, the world’s most televised amateur tournament which visits Hong Kong for the first time next month, promises to be something very special. By Alex Jenkins Mooncakes and wine – a look ahead to what’s in store for Mid-Autumn festival. By Lucy Jenkins 40 | By Design 52 | Focusing on Fanling Ahead of his upcoming appearance at October’s UBS Hong Kong Open, former US Open champion Justin Rose discusses his expectations for the event, his thoughts on Jordan Spieth and why he thinks the world’s best players just keep getting younger and younger. By The Editors Our architecture correspondent considers a world in which golf courses are not solely the exclusive domain of golfers. By Paul Jansen 54 | The Big Easy Swings Back into Macau 60 | Tiffany Comes up Trumps in Taiwan In one of the most thrilling results ever by a Hong Kong player, 21-year-old amateur Tiffany Chan claimed her maiden professional victory with a brilliant performance in Taiwan. By Alex Jenkins October’s Venetian Macao Open has been boosted by the return of Ernie Els, Scott Hend and Anirban Lahiri. By The Editors 88 | Crossword 90 | Final Shot 70 | The Ultimate Bucket List Destination This month competition: Golf – The Greatest Game. Dr Milton Wayne With Grant Gibson, the head professional at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club. Interview by Alex Jenkins HKGOLFER.COM 46 10 HK GOLFER・SEP 2015 The course at Laucala Island Resort in Fiji, one of the world’s most exclusive retreats, provides the ultimate escape for those in search of a truly unique golfing experience. By Charles McLaughlin

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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 SEPTEMBER 2015 • Issue 104 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 70 D E PA R T M E N T S 14 Mailbag 18 Divots 33 Clubhouse 58 Around the HKGA 62 HK Junior Open Review 64 Rolex and Golf 68 Away from the Fairways 76 Rory McIlroy Q&A 82 Property Special 86 Accessories 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 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. 12 HK GOLFER・SEP 2015 HKGOLFER.COM

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HK Golfer Mailbag Tiffany Chan earned more success for Hong Kong on the international golfing stage with her thrilling victory in Taiwan (story on page 60) t h e yo u n g s t e r s t h e m s el ve s – s o ple a s e do p a s s on my congratulations. It’s really very pleasing to see! Regards. Mrs E Lee Tai Hang The HK Golfer Online Store At la st! T ha n k s to t he H K Golfer Online Store (visit store. hkgolfer.com) it is now possible to buy golf equipment online in Hong Kong. I’m t hrilled w i t h m y n e w Ta y l o r M a d e R15 driver, which arrived safe a nd sou nd – a nd i n sup erquick time, too! Can’t wait to go and put it in play on my next round. Many thanks. A Satisfied Customer Via email HK’s Golfing Success Sitting in a dentist’s waiting room the other day I picked up a copy of HK Golfer and was intrigued to read about the success of the young Hong Kong golfers at events around the world. I am not a golfer – the nearest I have come to playing the game was a round of “pitch and putt” in England one summer holiday – but I have to admit I am most impressed that for a place the size of Hong Kong, one which I have since learned is not exactly over developed in terms of golf courses, there are so many talented young players here. There are surely many people responsible for this positive state of affairs – not least We Want to Hear from You! Have something to say about an article in HK Golfer or a topic affecting golf in our area? Send your thoughts and comments to letters@hkgolfer. com. Please also include your address, contact number, email and HKGA #. The winner of the best letter (the first one that appears on the page) will receive a bottle of Champagne Deutz courtesy of Montrose Fine Wines. Editor’s reply: Thanks, ASC. I’ll pass on the message. The store is being added to all the time with great new clubs and accessories so be sure to come back and check regularly. Honest Golfers A big note of thanks to whoever it was who found by wallet in the changing room at Kau Sai Chau on the weekend of the 5-6 August. Upon reaching the ferry I realised I had lost it – I didn’t have my all-important ticket back to Sai Kung! – and raced back up to the clubhouse. Amazingly, the wallet – containing a not insignificant sum of money, as well as my usual array of credit cards and the aforementioned ferry ticket – had already been handed in at the registration desk completely undisturbed. The lady at the desk informed me it had been brought to her attention by a young man on his way out for a round. Whoever you are, young man, thank you. I like to think it just goes to show what honest people we golfers are! Terry Jarvis Australia HKGOLFER.COM 14 HK GOLFER・SEP 2015

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