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Tour Insider: Peter Uihlein discusses the keys to power and control THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM JANUARY 2016 ISSUE 108 $50 MATTHEW FITZPATRICK BUBBA WATSON JIN CHENG + HENRIK STENSON OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE ICEMAN PLUS: HKGA PAIRS IN REVIEW DISPLAY UNTIL 15 FEB

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 108 January 2016 46 On the Cover: Ice-cool Swede Henrik Stenson talks to us at an Audemars Piguet golf event in Shanghai following the WGC-HSBC Champions Photo by AFP Features 32 | By Design HK Golfer’s award-winning architecture editor discusses how modern golf course design is having a detrimental effect on the pace of play. By Paul Jansen Plus… 22 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – regionally and globally. By The Editors 34 | Tour Insider 27 | Tee Time This former US Amateur champion talks about finding the right blend of balance, speed and rhythm and the importance of a ‘go-to’ shot you can rely on. By Peter Uihlein A lo ok at t h e n e w E n g i n e e r Hyd ro c a rb on AeroGMT from BALL watch. By The Editors 52 | Park Looking to Continue Dominance 38 | The Iceman Cometh Henrik Stenson has often been described as the Best Player Without a Major. We explain why 2016 could well be his year. By Charles McLaughlin The four-time winner of the Ageas HK PGA Championship faces a strong challenge when this month’s event gets underway. By Alex Jenkins 60 | Player Profile 46 | Making an Impact Credit: Daniel Wong (UBS Hong Kong Open) We take a look at the highlights from 2015, a year that proved to be one of the most important and memorable in Hong Kong golfing history. By Alex Jenkins A look at China’s Jin Cheng, a player Darren Clarke described as the best 17-year-old he’s seen since Rory McIlroy. By Mathew Scott 56 | Thailand Golf Championship in Review 62 | Know Your Pro Jamie Donaldson rekindled the magic that made him a Ryder Cup hero with his dominant display at Amata Spring Country Club to clinch the Asian Tour’s flagship tournament. By The Editors Matthew Fitzpatrick: the 21-year-old Englishman has excelled since joining the pro ranks. Here’s a bit more information of a player you’re sure to be hearing more about. By The Editors 56 12 HK GOLFER・JAN 2016 64 | Finding Yourself 74 | Final Shot Phu Quoc: a new course in Vietnam lays the foundation for an up-and-coming island destination, writes our travel correspondent. By Scott Resch With Bubba Watson, the world number four and two-time Masters champion. 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 JANUARY 2016 • Issue 108 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 84 D E PA R T M E N T S 16 Mailbag 18 Divots 22 Asia Focus 24 Global Focus 27 Clubhouse 44 Around the HKGA 54 Tour News 66 Events 68 Property 72 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 HK GOLFER is published by Times International Creation, 10A Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong. HK GOLFER is published monthly © 2016 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・JAN 2016 HKGOLFER.COM

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