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Tour Insider: Rafa Cabrera Bello on getting the most out of your drives THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE ISSUE 113 HKGOLFER.COM JULY 2016 $50 + ASIA'S OLYMPIC HOPEFULS PLUS: FINAL SHOT WITH CLEARWATER BAY'S PETER DOWNIE DISPLAY UNTIL 15 AUG GOLDEN GIRL TIFFANY TRIUMPHS ON HK GOLF'S GREATEST DAY

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 113 J uly 2016 40 On the Cover: Hong Kong amateur Tiffany Chan beat the pros to win the second edition of the Hong Kong Ladies Open with a brilliant come-from-behind victory at the Old Course at the Hong Kong Golf Club last month. Photo by Daniel Wong 47 10 HK GOLFER・JUL 2016 Features 32 | Notes from the Asian Tour Youth to the fore: Asia’s young guns have excelled themselves in recent events both home and away, writes the Asian Tour’s Director of Communications. By Chuah Choo Chiang 34 | Tour Insider This Spanish pro, currently No 28 in the Official Golf World Ranking, explains how to get the most yardage out of your swing. By Rafael Cabrera Bello 40 | Cover Story: Hong Kong Hero Local amateur Tiffany Chan claimed the Hong Kong Ladies Open following a wet but wonderful week at Fanling. By Alex Jenkins 47 | Venetian Macao Open Scott Hend has confirmed his return to the Venetian Macao Open, which is set to become the richest full-field Asian Tour event, with a total prize purse of US$1.1 million. By the Editors 50 | The Golf Club The ‘Kilted Caddie’ has moved to St Andrews and is in need of a good club to join. Not too difficult a task, you might think ... after all, this is the Home of Golf. But is it so? By Keith McLaren 56 | Olympics Feature Look for the Asian Tour’s Anirban Lahiri and Thongchai Jaidee to make their impact felt in Rio this summer. By the Editors Plus… 20 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – locally, regionally and globally. By The Editors 25 | Tee Time The most significant collection of Audemars Piguet vintage watches has returned home to Le Brassus. By The Editors 54 | Golf Travel News Vietnam’s newest course – Ba Na Hills – flips the switch on night golf. By The Editors 64 | Crossword This issue: Open Champs! By Dr Milton Wayne 66 | Final Shot With Peter Downie, General Manager and Director of Golf at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club. Interview by Alex Jenkins 38 HKGOLFER.COM

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58 DEPA RTM ENTS 14 Mailbag 16 Divots 20 Local Focus 22 Global Focus 25 Clubhouse 38 Around the HKGA HK Golfer THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION JUL 2016 • Issue 113 Editor: Alex Jenkins email: alex.jenkins@hkgolfer.com Contributing Editors: Dr Milton Wayne, Faye Glasgow, John Bruce, Nathan Goulding, Keith McLaren, Paul Jansen, Evan Rast, Lucy Jenkins, Robin Lynam. Art Director: Derek Hannah Photo Editor: Daniel Wong Online Editor: Patrick Skinner Administration Manager Cindy Kwok Publisher: Charles McLaughlin Published by: TIMES INTERNATIONAL CREATION Times International Creation Limited 10A Lockhart Centre 301-307 Lockhart Road Hong Kong Phone: +852 3590-4153 Fax: +852 3590-4533 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. 12 HK GOLFER・JUL 2016 HKGOLFER.COM

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HK Golfer Mailbag In Praise of the Hong Kong Players at the Hong Kong Ladies Open As memorable and thrilling as Tiffany Chan’s victory at the Hong Kong Ladies Open undoubtedly was, it is worth noting that all the Hong Kong amateurs in the field performed with distinction. Michelle Cheung had three solid rounds to finish in a share of 26th, while Mimi Ho and Kitty Tam also made the 36- hole cut for the second year in succession. Then there was the performance of Chloe Chan, who was making her debut in a professional event at the tender age of just 12. Chloe and Isabella Close-knit team: Hong Kong Ladies Open champion Tiffany Chan (third from left) is Leung narrowly failed to make flanked by Mimi Ho, Isabella Leung, Chloe Chan, Kitty Tam and Michelle Cheung the final round on Sunday, but as a collective, the Hong Kong girls’ results were highly encouraging and bodes extremely well for the future. On another point, it was wonderful to see the camaraderie among all the Hong Kong players throughout the event. The girls were always encouraging one another and it was telling that the first people to congratulate Tiffany on her victory were her teammates, who in time-honoured fashion, saluted Rory and the Olympics I really hope Hong Kong amateur Tiffany Chan qualifies for Rio this summer – with Rory McIlroy being the latest high-profile player to withdraw from the men’s event, golf’s continuing status as an Olympic sport is under serious threat ... significantly more threat than any Zika virus could possibly cause to a mollycoddled, superstar golfer. the new champ by soaking her in water. Well done to everyone who participated in this wonderful event, and to all the organisers, including Unhappy Irishman Mid-Levels the Hong Kong Golf Club, who once again put on a great show. Long may it continue. HK Golf is Great Value How times have changed! Just a few years ago I was Name and address withheld travelling to China to play golf because it was much more affordable than playing in Hong Kong. That’s not We Want to Hear from You! the case anymore. Thanks to the strengthening of the 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. renminbi and the discounted offers available to HKGA subscribers at both the Hong Kong Golf Club and Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, as well as the always good-value Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public 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 Golf Course, playing in Hong Kong costs me less today than it did a decade ago, which given the rate of inflation is really saying something! bottle of Champagne Deutz courtesy of Montrose Fine Wines. MK Wong Via email 14 HK GOLFER・JUL 2016 HKGOLFER.COM Daniel Wong

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