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Tour Insider: Lee Westwood teaches you how to practice properly THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE 106 $50 + GREG NORMAN INTERVIEW A WEEK TO REMEMBER DISPLAY UNTIL 15 DEC UBS HONG KONG OPEN IN REVIEW

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 106 November 2015 46 On the Cover: Justin Rose poses with the UBS Hong Kong Open trophy after last month. becoming the 11th major champion in the 57-year history of the Fanling event to triumph. Photo by Power of Sport Images Features 34 | Tales from the Box Our globetrotting correspondent with his take on last month’s UBS Hong Kong Open. By Julian Tutt Plus… 20 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – locally, regionally and globally. By The Editors 36 | Tour Insider 29 | Tee Time The former World No 1 explains how working on the basics in practice will help you develop a more consistent and repeatable golf swing. By Lee Westwood A look at the new collection from BALL – the BALL for BMW TimeTrekker. By The Editors 46 | The Perfect End ... 44 | Farewell, Uncle Al ... To a rejuvenated championship. Last month’s UBS Hong Kong Open provided both brilliant on-course action and wonderful fun for the vast numbers of spectators who visited Fanling. By Alex Jenkins Hong Kong lost one of it s most prom i nent golfing figures last month with the passing of Alan Sutcliffe. By Alex Jenkins 50 | Hong Kong Open Gallery 58 | Revenge for Hend The big-hitting Australian made it two wins in three years at the Venetian Macao Open after trumping 2014 champion Anirban Lahiri. By Alex Jenkins A pictorial look at a fabulous week at the UBS Hong Kong Open. Photography by Daniel Wong and Kimi Tai 74 | Crossword 62 | Hong Kong Shines in AAC Spotlight This month’s competition: only a game! Dr Milton Wayne Clearwater Bay’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will live long in the memory. By Alex Jenkins 78 | Final Shot 70 | Greg Norman Daniel Wong 50 10 HK GOLFER・NOV 2015 The Australian legend, an Omega brand ambassador, talks about his wins at the Hong Kong Open, what’s in store for golf’s comeback at the Olympics and the state of the game in China. By Alex Jenkins With Justin Rose, who spoke with us about his favourite courses, how he was introduced to the game and his heroes growing up just days before his UBS Hong Kong Open victory. 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 NOVEMBER 2015 • Issue 106 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 62 D E PA R T M E N T S 14 Mailbag 16 Divots 20 Local Focus 22 Asia Focus 24 Global Focus 29 Clubhouse 40 Around the HKGA 42 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 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship HK GOLFER is published by Times International Creation, 10A Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong. HK GOLFER is published monthly © 2015 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・NOV 2015 HKGOLFER.COM

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HK Golfer Mailbag Just a few shor t years ago, he had to have brain surgery to remove a tumour. Fortunately the surgery proved successful but he had to spend ma ny mont hs recovering before he was able to set foot on the golf course again. In fact, it wasn’t until last year when he was able to regain his Asian Tour card. This Mr Lu arrived in Fa n l ing a nd – a ma zingly – went out a nd shot 6 4 in the first round to lead the field! What a performance! Unfortunately he wasn’t able to keep up that pace but he did make the cut and were it not for a disappointing finish at the 18th in the final round, would have finished in the top 15. I was very fortunate to have a few words with him and came across as a humble and gracious character, one who is very thankful for his golf ing talents. I wish him all the very best in his hopefully many future years as a touring professional. John Simpkins Via email Lu Wei-chih of Chinese Taipei recovered from a brain tumour to take the early lead at last month’s UBS Hong Kong Open The Inspirational New Mr Lu Most readers will k now of Lu Liang-huan, who became the first winner of the inaugural Hong Kong Open in 1959 and who later found fame when he finished behind Lee Trevino at The Open many years later (and for wearing that unmistakable pork pie hat). “Mr Lu”, as he became known, was also to become a pro at the Hong Kong Golf Club. At this year’s UBS Hong Kong Open, a new “Mr Lu” emerged in the shape of Lu Wei-chih, a 36-year-old from Chinese Taipei, and what an inspiration I found him to be. 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. AFP The Hong Kong Open – Back to its Best Well done to everyone involved in the UBS Hong Kong Open – including, of course, UBS, the Hong Kong Golf Association and the Hong Kong Golf Club for staging such a great event. This year’s tournament showed that it is back to its very best. The players were great – although it would have been nice for Dustin Johnson to have made it until the weekend – and the spectator village was really a very nice addition. My children spent a long time there getting coaching and taking part in all the fun activities that had been arranged. I don’t want to take anything away from last year’s tournament, and particularly Scott Hend, who played so well to win. But it must be said that the 2015 edition was bigger and better in every way. Justin Rose was a very worthy champion and well done to Lucas Bjerregaard for giving him such a fight over the closing 36 holes. It was great to see. Rosie Kwan Kowloon Tong HKGOLFER.COM 14 HK GOLFER・NOV 2015

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