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Thailand Travel: Black Mountain Golf Resort, Hua Hin’s proven tour venue THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM APRIL 2016 ISSUE 110 $50 + PAUL DUNNE THOMAS PIETERS ROBERT KARLSSON FOLLOWING IN RORY'S FOOTSTEPS LEON D'SOUZA DISPLAY UNTIL 15 MAY PLUS: HK CLOSE AMATEUR CHAMPS IN REVIEW

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 110 April 2016 44 On the Cover: Leon D'Souza's victory at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final last month was one of the most impressive results ever recorded by a Hong Kong amateur player. Photo by AFP Features 36 | Tour Insider A previous runner-up at the UBS Hong Kong Open, Sweden’s Robert Karlsson talks you through the process of changing equipment. By Robert Karlsson Plus… 22 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – locally, regionally and globally. By The Editors 44 | Hong Kong Close Amateur 31 | Tee Time Terrence Ng came from behind with two superb rounds to successfully defend his Hong Kong Close Amateur title to earn a coveted spot in the UBS Hong Kong Open. By Alex Jenkins A look at the latest collection from Cartier, which was exhibited at January’s SIHH. By The Editors 34 | Time to Check Out Your Options 46 | D’Souza’s Faldo Series Victory Hong Kong international Leon D’Souza followed in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy by winning his age division at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills last month. By Alex Jenkins Patrice Henault of Saxo Bank explains Futures and Listed Options. By The Editors 51 | Max Makes History 52 | Boy Dunne Good Pau l Du n ne hit t he head l ines in 2015 wit h some incredible amateur performances, including a memorable charge at The Open. We caught up with the Irishman after he turned professional. By Neil Tappin Daniel Wong (Ng); AFP (Karlsson) Hong Kong Golf Club member Max Wong became the first player in the long history of the club to win the Club Championship for a sixth time following a hard-fought victory over Tim Orgill. By Alex Jenkins 66 | Property Special 56 | Looking to the Future The latest look at the state of the UK property market. By Rupert Smith A feature on Thomas Pieters, a confident and likeable young Belgian who is poised to take the European Tour by storm. By Paul Mahoney 68 | Crossword 62 | The Beauty of Black Mountain This issue: what’s in a (nick)name? By Milton Wayne 56 12 HK GOLFER・APR 2016 Already recognised as one of Asia’s premier courses, Black Mountain in Hua Hin provides a lot more than just firstclass golf. By The Editors 70 | Final Shot With the Hong Kong Golf Club’s Director of Golf, Dean Nelson. 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 APRIL 2016 • Issue 110 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 16 Mailbag 18 Divots 22 Local Focus 24 Asia Focus 26 Global Focus 31 Clubhouse 42 Around the HKGA 66 Property 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・APR 2016 HKGOLFER.COM

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