Hong Kong to host golf’s World Amateur Team Championships in 2020

Prestigious tournaments will be boost for game in Asia, organisers hope

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 September, 2016, 2:31pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 September, 2016, 9:52am

Hong Kong has been chosen to host golf’s prestigious World Amateur Team Championships in 2020, the International Golf Federation announced.

The women’s event – the Espirito Santo Trophy – will be played over the old and new courses at Hong Kong Golf Club and the men’s – the Eisenhower Trophy – over the HKGC composite course and at Clearwater Bay.

“We are excited to have the World Amateur Team Championships in 2020 in Hong Kong and with it just coming after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, it will be a great period for golf in Asia,” IGF executive director Antony Scanlon said in a statement.

“Hong Kong is a long and loyal proponent of golf. The courses will prove to be a tremendous challenge to the best amateur players in the world.”

“We are extremely honoured to serve as the host of the 2020 World Amateur Team Championships,” said Hong Kong Golf Association vice president Yoshihiro Nishi.

“To be selected by the IGF to host the Espirito Santo Trophy and Eisenhower Trophy competitions is an indication of the spirit of friendship that exists in amateur golf. We are pleased to welcome this prestigious global golf competition to Hong Kong.”

The events will be played in October. Hong Kong Golf Club has hosted the tournament once before, in 1984.

The biennial event features the world’s leading amateurs and are played over 72 holes of stroke play. Each country is represented by a team of two or three players.