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Hong Kong Golf Club

High stakes for corporate game

Playing golf in Hong Kong requires deep pockets and the patience of an ascetic monk. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong might be the third most expensive city in the world for luxury apartments - behind Monaco and London - but that is nothing compared with the price of a golf debenture in this town, with prices soaring despite the poor global economic outlook.

Saturday, 1 December, 2012, 4:56am

Misconduct in public office covers all public officials

A tough Open to get tickets for.

Following our reflections on why it was taking so long for the ICAC to announce a decision on whether it intends to prosecute former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen we came across a discussion of the case in an ONC Lawyers newsletter.

16 Nov 2012 - 2:47am 1 comment

Up the creek in Sha Tin without a paddle

Al-Qaeda's inspiration?

We bring you an update on the saga of the Hong Kong Sports Institute's spanking new multimillion-dollar boathouse near Sha Tin. Readers may recall that several months ago we reported that the building had been designed with a sloping floor to enable water, from wet boats, to drain out of the building.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

Short Sport

Totton grabs qualifying spot to join HK Open field

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Giving children a sporting chance

The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children hosted its 2008 charity golf day at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling on March 17.

With major sponsors Manulife and Morgan Stanley both bringing a large contingent of their office amateurs, the day turned out to be great fun for the 112 folks who played the course.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fluffed chip gifts win to Jimenez

18th-hole meltdown robs Karlsson of victory

There was no smile and no celebration. The famed 18th hole at the Hong Kong Golf club had just claimed another victim and Miguel Angel Jimenez found no reason to rejoice.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Fans meet their heroes and get into the swing of things at Fanling

Hundreds of Hong Kong golf fans stood 10-deep and breathless at the 18th to watch their heroes, KJ Choi and Liang Wenchong, sink their last putts of the day, religiously obeying the 'quiet' cards held up by the stewards.

All, that is, except the wine pourers manning the Santama 'Official Wine' tent, which backed onto the packed gallery.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tread warily in the thick rough

The greens will be lightning fast, the fairways tighter than a miser's grip - and the snakes well and truly alive at Fanling this week, says Iain Roberts, the Hong Kong Golf Club's resident professional.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Chopra aims to capture birdies but no snakes

Expect Daniel Chopra to tread carefully if he hits his ball into the rough during this week's UBS Hong Kong Open.

The Swede still clearly recalls a startling encounter with a huge snake during the 2006 tournament.

'It was scary at the time and really funny afterwards,' recalls the Indian-raised Swede.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Directory

Driving ranges

Asia Golf Club 688Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong 23613972. City Golf Club 8Wui Cheung Road, Jordan, Hong Kong 29923333. River Trade Golf Pillar Point, Lung Mun Road, Hong Kong 29920399. South China Athletic Association 88Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong 25774437

Golf courses

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Yoon retains narrow lead in juniors

South Korean teenager Yoon Jung-ho held on to his slim one-shot lead after the third round of the 28th Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship at the Hong Kong Golf Club yesterday.

The 16-year-old carded a one-under 69 for a three-round total of 206 while Taiwan's Hsieh Chi-hsien sits a shot back. Hsieh also posted an excellent 69 over Fanling's Eden Course to remain three under.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Teed-off villagers leave golfers alone, but no resolution in sight

Golfers enjoyed a peaceful round at the Hong Kong Golf Club yesterday after noisy villagers' protests held on two consecutive Sundays last month against the club's refusal to grant 'playing rights'.

A meeting is expected on Friday but the likelihood of a resolution is slim, with both parties pointing the finger at each other.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Mak-nificent

Ginger Mak Jun-ki hits a tee shot on her way to blitzing the field to win the Helene et Henri Ladies Close Championship at Hong Kong Golf Club yesterday.

In one of the most dominant performances in the history of Hong Kong amateur golf, Mak cruised to an 18-shot victory.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Teed-off villagers in grave response

More than 100 indigenous villagers yesterday staged a mass grave sweeping at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling in protest against the club's refusal to grant them 'playing rights' at two courses.

It was the fourth demonstration in two months by scores of villagers banging gongs and cymbals at their ancestors' graves.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Teed-off villagers in grave action

More than 100 indigenous villagers yesterday staged a mass grave sweeping at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling in protest against the club's refusal to grant them 'playing rights' at two courses.

It was the fourth demonstration in two months by scores of villagers banging gongs and cymbals at their ancestors' graves.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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