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Tour Pro Tips: Luke Donald shares his short game secrets THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE 105 $50 + UBS HK OPEN PREVIEW AMATEUR CHAMP LEON FIGHTS BACK TO WIN HK TITLE DISPLAY UNTIL 15 NOV PLUS: GUAN AND PAN LINE UP FOR VENETIAN MACAO OPEN

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 105 October 2015 42 On the Cover: In-form Leon D’Souza captured his second big title in as many months with a comefrom-behind victory at the Hong Kong Open Amateur Championship in September. Photo by Daniel Wong Features 36 | Tales from the Box Our roving correspondent discusses why the UBS Hong Kong Open is one of the most loved on the European and Asian Tours. By Julian Tutt Plus… 22 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – locally, regionally and globally. By The Editors 31 | Tee Time 38 | By Design Our architecture editor explains why he is smitten by the three courses at the Hong Kong Golf Club. By Paul Jansen A look at the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar from Audemars Piguet. By The Editors 54 | The Qualifiers 42 | The Great Triumvirate Richard Castka / Sportpix International (Fanling); Daniel Wong (D'Souza) We identify three holes on Fanling’s Composite Course which are sure to play a role in determining where this month’s UBS Hong Kong Open is going to be won – or lost. By Alex Jenkins HKPGA pros Wong Woon-man and Wilson Choy counted on their experience to successfully come through the UBS Hong Kong Open qualifying tournament. By Alex Jenkins 56 | Perseverance Pays Off 46 | Focusing on Fanling The 2014 Hong Kong Open, which saw Scott Hend overcome Angelo Que in a sudden-death play-off, provided tremendous drama. But as we explain, Hong Kong’s oldest professional sporting event has a habit of producing more than its fair share of memorable moments. By Alex Jenkins An interview with amateur Terrence Ng, who will be making his debut appearance at the UBS Hong Kong Open. Interview by Alex Jenkins 58 | Great Hope of China 62 | Leon Continues Winning Ways We talk to Li Hao-tong, the 20-year-old who won the inaugural PGA Tour of China, ahead of his UBS Hong Kong debut. Interview by Alex Jenkins Red-hot Leon D’Souza added a maiden Hong Kong Open amateur title to his list of recent achievements with a comefrom-behind victory at Fanling. By Alex Jenkins 72 | Crossword 74 | Final Shot This month competition: the UBS Hong Kong Open Dr Milton Wayne With CT Pan, the highly-rated pro from Chinese Taipei, who will be looking to make an impact at this month’s Venetian Macao Open. Interview by Alex Jenkins HKGOLFER.COM 66 | Get a Tour Short Game 62 10 HK GOLFER・OCT 2015 Luke Donald, the former World No. 1, is on his way back to his best, thanks to a renewed short-game focus. By Luke Donald

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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 OCTOBER 2015 • Issue 105 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 18 D E PA R T M E N T S 14 Mailbag 18 Divots 22 Local Focus 24 Asia Focus 26 Global Focus 31 Clubhouse 60 Around the HKGA 64 HKGA News 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 AFP 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. HK GOLFER・OCT 2015 HKGOLFER.COM 12

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HK Golfer Mailbag Kau Sai Chau – "a great value golf experience", writes one reader Given the relative lack of facilities, it is difficult for golf to be a mainstream sp o r t i n Ho n g Ko n g. But I am glad that the ga me is brea k i ng new ground t hrough t his programme. Introducing gol f to ch i ld ren who don’t have the advantages of golf club membership, or who would otherwise not have the opportunity t o s t a r t p l ay i n g , i s a h ig h ly p o sit ive move. Fu r t her more , t he way t he pr ivate gol f c lub s have embraced Golf For Schools is great to see. T h e f ut u re of g ol f i n Hong Kong looks to be in good hands. Raymond Wong Tsing Yi Hopeful for the Future I applaud t he Hong Kong Golf A ssociat ion for launching the HSBC Golf For Schools initiative. I know the HKGA has made great strides over the last few years in developing junior golf in Hong Kong, particularly at the elite level. But in my view, the best way to ensure that Hong Kong can continue to produce players of a high standard is to introduce the game to as many children as possible at an early age. The Golf for Schools programme does this, and it is a very encouraging step forward. 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. China Golf – Is it Sustainable? I recently returned from my first-ever visit to China. I was on a work trip but managed to play a couple of rounds of golf. My goodness! While top-quality hotels and restaurants in the big cities on the mainland are comparable in price to those in other many other major cities in Asia, the golf is just astronomically expensive. While the overall experience of playing is a good one, the US$200 green fees plus extra costs for carts and caddies is surely not sustainable. I was genuinely surprised. Because of golf ’s return to the Olympics, and knowing the importance that China places on the summer games, I would have thought that the golf would be rather more affordable than what it actually is. On the way back through Hong Kong, I managed to get a round at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau, which was a fantastic experience – and a lot cheaper too! I look forward to returning there. I won’t be rushing back to play in China, however. Brendan Scott Sydney, Australia Alex Jenkins 14 HK GOLFER・OCT 2015 HKGOLFER.COM

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