Kau Sai Chau

Short Sport

Totton grabs qualifying spot to join HK Open field

Saturday, 22 October, 2011, 12:00am

Gatto confident of retaining HK title

American C. J. Gatto believes he can become the first player in 17 years to win back-to-back Ageas Hong Kong PGA Championships. Speaking ahead of today's first round at Clearwater Bay, Gatto said: 'It's never easy to defend a title, and with the field as strong as it is it'll be even more of a challenge.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Grady back for shot at HK title

Former major winner Wayne Grady, 53, will take a break from the senior tour to again compete in the HK$300,000 Ageas Insurance Hong Kong PGA Championship. Australian Grady, winner of the US PGA Championship in 1990, will spearhead a 70-strong field in the three-day tournament, which will be played on three different courses.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Get into the swing with golf lessons

Despite the cramped nature of the city, golf has taken Hong Kong by storm.

For those who have developed a good swing and are able to play regularly, it can be a relaxing sport. But for anyone learning golf, it can be a game of pure frustration.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Ex-US PGA titleist to play in HKPGA tourney

Former US PGA champion Wayne Grady will headline a field of more than 70 professional and amateur golfers from Hong Kong and around the region at the Ageas HKPGA Championships at the Kau Sai Chau North Course from September 28-30. 'I was delighted to accept the invitation and look forward to playing in the event,' said Grady.

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Golf club rules handicap access for the masses

On a nice day the views from the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, perched on a headland jutting into the South China Sea, are second to none.

The vista across the island-studded waters is a multimillion-dollar spectacle and it comes at an appropriate price - membership costs up to HK$4.2 million for a company or HK$2.8 million for an individual.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Fortis Insurance to sponsor HKPGA championship for next 3 years

Professional golf in Hong Kong received a shot in the arm yesterday with the announcement that Fortis Insurance Company (Asia) will sponsor the Hong Kong Professional Golfers' Association championship for the next three years.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Golf course worker tried for dangerous driving

A worker yesterday pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death in relation to an incident in which a man was struck and killed by a golf cart at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course. Li Man-yam, 56, allegedly hit Chung Shek-shing on a road near the fourth hole on the eastern course on May 18. He appeared in Kwun Tong Court.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

20-year-old man drowns in Sai Kung

A 20-year-old man who went missing during a swim off Sai Kung was found unconscious three hours later. The man dived into the water off a leisure boat anchored off Lo Chi Pai near Kau Sai Chau. His friends called for help at about 2.30pm. Fire Services divers located him about 500 metres offshore. He was taken to Tseung Kwan O Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Recession keeps HK golfers playing at home

While most businesses suffer in the deepening recession, public golf clubs are booming.

Operators say golfers unwilling or unable to spend money travelling to expensive courses across the border or elsewhere are flocking to local courses where they can enjoy a cheap game.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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

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.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Break from the books for Hong Kong's schoolboy sensation

Steven Lam Tsz-fung will be playing truant today and tomorrow. The St Joseph's College schoolboy will be missing his algebra and geography lessons as he goes in hunt of birdies in Fanling in the company of some of the greats of the game.

He is not fazed at the prospect of rubbing shoulders with the Nick Faldos and the Jose Maria Olazabals of this world.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong opens its doors

The 50th UBS Hong Kong Open will also see a first for the historic showpiece - its inaugural international qualifying event. Hopefuls will tee up at the Palm Resort Golf and Country Club in Johor, Malaysia, on November 4 to battle for three slots in the main tournament at Fanling on November 20-23.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Last nine holes at Kau Sai Chau completed

The remaining nine holes of the East course at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Kau Sai Chau Golf Club finally opened to the public yesterday. Nine holes of the long-awaited third course had already opened in late-March due to unprecedented demand for the popular - and only - public course in Hong Kong.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Golf club worker fighting for life

A female worker at the Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course in Sai Kung was fighting for her life after suffering head injuries when she crashed her cart into railings. Chung Kam-mui, 59, was driving the cart to work at 7.30am when the accident happened. She cut the grass at the course and the cart pulled a lawnmower in a trailer.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am