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LSCOBA 2012 Winter Golf Tournament – Report

This event was held on 23 November 2012 at Shenzhen Jiulong Hills Sanjiu Golf Club (深圳九龍山三九高爾夫球會) which is about 40 minutes from the border. It was not a sunny day for sure when we set off early in the morning, and as our coach passed Taipo it started to rain, and we were all worried and discussing about why we would want to skip a day’s work for golf but ended up going to have dim-sum in Dongguan instead. Luck was on our side again when the rain finally stopped shortly before we arrived at the golf club and we voted unanimously to go ahead with the tournament. 

This mountain course is quite challenging to most of the 28 golfers participating in this event but somehow the course management moved the tee forward (may be because of the rain) and we had some marvellous results and records made. Robert Cheng (76) made the best-ever gross score of 75 in our tournament history, but Jimmy Ho (77) made a Hole-in-One in one of the par-3 holes (the first Ace in our tournament history) and treated all the golfers with free flow of beer to celebrate with him at the picturesque Sanjiu by the Lake restaurant when we enjoyed our yummy “農家菜” lunch. All the participants signed on the certificate to congratulate Jimmy for this achievement and are anxiously waiting for the celebration party. 

The winners were as follows:
George Chan (78)
Charles Chan (77)
Robert Cheng (76)
Best Score
Robert Cheng (76)
Best Front 9
Paulus Choi (78)
Best Back 9
Henry Lam (83)
Longest Drive
George Chan (78)
Nearest Pin
Eric Lau (99)
John Ribeiro (78)
Leonard Chu (83)
Jimmy Ho (77) (* Hole-in-One)

Again, we had some generous donations according to the La Salle golfers’ local rules: including HK$2,750 for George Chan (78), HK$1,250 for Charles Chan (77), and HK$2,250 for Robert Cheng (76) all going to the golfers’ funds; and Charles has donated another HK$1,250 to LSCOBA. 

I need to thank my organizing committee members Thomas Tung (77) and Ian Kwok (81) for their kind assistance and all the participants for their support. See you at our next event. 

Roger Wong (75) 
December 2012