It's a family affair as little Stephanie laps it up - with a plastic club and tennis ball in hand

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 November, 2008, 12:00am

Getting the family out in some wide open spaces isn't easy in Hong Kong. The Open offers the perfect day out.

'A day like this offers something for all the family. We've decided to spend the morning here with our daughter [Stephanie],' said MTR railway engineer Samuel Wong, who was relaxing in the kid's area near the putting green in front of the main clubhouse.

'In the afternoon, we'll watch some of the competition. I've been playing golf for 10 years. I head to Kau Sai Chau once a month, so Stephanie is pretty used to being around golf courses.'

'I like playing golf,' said Stephanie, five, who is a dab hand with a club. I like to be my daddy's caddie.'

Added mother Sabine Wan, a company secretary: 'The weather is perfect for it. Stephanie is at school in Tai Po during the week, so it's good to get her outdoors to play.' Hitting balls left, right and centre with an oversized plastic club and a tennis ball, Stephanie was lapping up what would have to be the world's biggest sandpit, oblivious to the fact that 'Wild Thing' John Daly was playing not that far away.