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LSCOBA 2012 Summer Golf Tournament – Report

This event was held on 1 June 2012 at Shenzhen Airport Golf Club which is located adjacent to the Shenzhen Airport. We had quite a few first timers joining this event, including Samuel Sinn (85), Julian Lee (92), Eric Lau (99), Eric Chow (00) and his younger brother Ricky Chow (03) who made his debut to play his first 18 holes after some solid practising at the driving range under the coaching of our own teaching pro Alvin Choi (97). While we could watch the planes taking off and landing just next to the fairways, the 34 old boy golfers enjoyed their round without being distracted by the planes and the sound produced by their engines as evidenced by the many good scores. 

Mother Nature graced us again with some good weather (note: it was raining almost everyday during the whole week) and we all enjoyed the nice course with almost perfect fairway and green condition, and especially that the golf carts had installed the GPS yardage system and we were allowed to ride the carts on the fairways (which is indeed rare in Guangdong). The most important is of course we all enjoyed the camaraderie amongst the fellow old boys at the lunch after the round. An open tab with free beer and drinks were treated to everyone as a pleasant surprise, and we sincerely congratulated Philip Chu (90) who aced a Hole-in-One at the same course a week ago while preparing for our tournament and thanked him for sharing his joy and happiness with all of us.  

The winners were as follows:

Clarence Yau (01)
Monte Chan (82)
Gilbert Lau (81)
Best Score
Robert Cheng (76)
Best Front 9
Robert Cheng (76)
Best Back 9
Warren Wong (78)
Longest Drive
George Chan (78)
Nearest Pin
SRobert Cheng (76)
Henry Liu (85)
Frankie Lam (78)
Warren Wong (78)

The scores were so close that a few prizes had to be decided on countback. With their marvellous performance, we had some generous donations to the golfers’ funds according to the La Salle golfers’ local rules: including HK$2,750 for Clarence Yau (01), HK$2,500 for both Monte Chan (82) and Gilbert Lau (81), and HK$2,250 for each of Robert Cheng (76), Frankie Lam (78) and Warren Wong (78). 

As usual, I need to thank my organizing committee member Thomas Tung (77) for his kind assistance, and all the participants for their support to make this event a success. Quite a few of the old boy golfers have suggested to go on an overseas trip to celebrate the 80th anniversary of our Alma Mater later this year. Let’s see. 

Roger Wong (75)
June 2012