A Decade On: The HK Seniors GS
Arguably the most active collection of golfers in the city, the Hong Kong Seniors Golf Society will be celebrating its 10th birthday this month...
.....after a decade that has seen tremendous growth and countless events held. Inaugurated in December 2000, the Society, which is open to Hong Kong residents over the age of 55, now has a membership approaching 500. An impressive 44 events, all of which count towards the Society's annual seniors golf trophy, have already been scheduled for the 2011 season.
"We have a steady stream of golfers joining but we're always on the lookout for new members," said society captain David Connolly, who praised secretary Barry Manchester, describing him as the "powerhouse" behind the operation. "Barry identified a number of potentially active golfers who couldn't join a club when they worked... and now that many of them have retired or work only part-time, it's difficult for them to get beyond the waiting list at Hong Kong clubs," explained Connolly. "The Society proved to be the solution for those who want and enjoy regular golf outings."
The Society's events usually take place during the week at either the Hong Kong Golf Club or The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau, although overnight trips to courses in Guangdong province are also arranged. The MacauGolf & Country Club is also a regular tournament venue.
The 2011 HKSGS subscription is $400, or $650 including Hong Kong Golf Association subscription.
For more details visit www.hkseniorsgolf.com
Written by The Editors
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