2018 HONMA Hong Kong Open Charity Cup

 

HONMA Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Factsheet

Date

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

Sessions

07.30am shotgun start

Organizers

Friends of Asia Hong Kong (Official Charity – HONMA Hong Kong Open), Hong Kong Golf Club (Host venue – HONMA Hong Kong Open, Venue Sponsor – Charity Cup), Hong Kong Golf Association, European Tour, Asian Tour (sanctioning bodies – HONMA Hong Kong Open)

Venue

HONMA Hong Kong Open Championship Course (composite course)
The Hong Kong Golf Club (official venue sponsor)
Lot No. 1, Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2670 1211
Website: www.hkgolfclub.org

Beneficiaries

Net funds raised will be matched by Friends of Asia Hong Kong and donated to 2 charities:

  • Operation Santa Claus
  • The HUB Hong Kong

Participants

Maximum 100 players. The morning session will host a maximum of 25 flights, (100 players).

Format of Play

New New Peoria (Stroke play)

New New Peoria system calculates a player’s handicap on the basis of how they play that day, allocating the handicap after the completion of the round. The calculation of handicaps is based on 12 hidden holes which are selected by the tournament committee – 6 on the front 9 holes and 6 on the back 9 holes. These hidden holes are revealed to participants after the round. However many strokes over par the player is on the 12 hidden holes is multiplied by 1.5 and then 80% of this figure is the calculated handicap. The maximum over par on any of these 12 hidden holes is 3 over.

Handicap

Full handicap allowance up to 24 for men & 36 for ladies (for scoring purposes).

Tee Box

Men play from Blue Tees, Ladies play from White Tees.

Charity Par 3 Challenge

On Hole 5, you will have the opportunity to make a minimum donation of $100 to enter the challenge. If your tee shot finishes on the green on this hole, you will win a sleeve of golf balls. This is for a great cause so we encourage you to dig deep and make a donation.

Beat the Pro

Beat the Pro Challenge will be held at Hole 2. Participants can participate in this challenge for a donation of $100. The challenge is to get your tee shot closer to the pin than the professional who will be waiting for you at Hole 2. If you beat the Pro, you will win a $200 voucher from the Pro-Shop at the Hong Kong Golf Club. 

Prizes

Winner prizes will be awarded to the top three scores according to the New New Peoria Points. Novelty prizes to the Longest Drive at Hole 6 (Men’s and Ladies’), and Nearest to the Pin at Hole 12 (Men’s and Ladies’)

F&B

Lunch will be served from 12:45 pm onwards for golfers at the Poolside Dining Room.

Fees & Registration

Registration fees are HKD 5,000 (Individuals) and HKD 20,000 (Teams of four).

Fees include 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch, gift bag and winner prizes.

To register please visit:http://www.friendsofasiacharity.com/2018-charity-day/

For contact: Friends of Asia Hong Kong on Tel. 2877 6318 or [email protected].

Download registration form.

HONMA Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Beneficiaries

Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is an annual charity campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). It aims to support the Hong Kong community and beyond, through the combined charitable fundraising power of two of Hong Kong’s most respected news organisations.

From a modest beginning of raising HK$101,000 in 1988, Operation Santa Claus reached HK$16.2 million in 2017 ,and has become one of the most recognised and beloved charity efforts in the city. Over 31 years, our supporters have kindly donated over HK$290 million benefiting more than 270 charitable projects, inspiring hope, and funding life-enhancing transformations to those in need.

A strong community spirit has long been an OSC hallmark. All through December, corporations, clubs, schools and individual donors demonstrate their compassion by busily organising highly creative fundraising initiatives for each year’s specially selected deserving causes.  

To learn more visit: http://osc.scmp.com/

The HUB Hong Kong

Founded in 2013 by two Australians in Hong Kong – David Boehm and Bruce Stinson together with the Rotary Club of Kowloon North, The Hub Hong Kong is a centre in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong – where underprivileged kids can learn, develop and grow healthily and happily despite adverse living conditions.

Our mission is to enrich, embrace and empower children and youth with equal opportunities to become valuable and contributing members of our community.

Through the centre, we provide our members with academic support services such as daily homework guidance, recreational services such as music, art and drama classes and sports, health and wellness programs to facilitate their holistic development. We also offer personal guidance and counselling, as well as mentorship programs to help support their families overcome difficult situations. It is not only a space where children play and learn but also a place where they can call their “second home”.

The HUB Hong Kong cares for a community of over 1,200 members annually, including children aged 6-12, youth aged 12-18 and their parents. Through the service we provide, our members enjoy a range of benefits such as improvement on education performance, familial relationship, child’s sense of well-being and self-confidence and a healthier and well-balanced lifestyle.

The HUB Hong Kong works collaboratively with our affiliated charities, Childline Thailand and Shwe Ya Min Foundation, Myanmar. We share our learnings and resources across our network to be more effective and efficient in our work for helping underprivileged children in Asia.

To learn more, please visit: https://thehubhk.wixsite.com/english

Official Charity Partner

Friends of Asia Hong Kong (FOAHK)

Founded in 2014, FOAHK is a registered charity that aims to inspire and create community awareness to physical and mental wellness and illness prevention.  We seek to provide resources, care and opportunities to those in need by developing fundraising programs centered around sports, health and education.

FOAHK has been the Official Charity Partner of various major sports tournaments in Hong Kong, including the HONMA Hong Kong Open, Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open and the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open since 2015.  Together we have raised and over HK$8 million that went to benefit local NGO programs for children, youth and families covering a wide range of causes, from junior golf and tennis programs, rope-skipping programs, hospital play programs, health and wellness programs for kids’ centre in Shamshuipo to heart fund, cancer prevention programs and one-to-one therapy for autistic children.

To learn more visit: www.FriendsOfAsiaCharity.com