Final Shot with Ducky Tang

The resident golf professional at the Hong Kong Golf Association talks to Alex Jenkins about how he got started in the sport, his best ever round and why Seve Ballesteros would be in his dream fourball

Ducky Tang

When did you start playing - and where?

I was 18 when I first started. It was at The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau and at that time I was working as a caddie there. I was a caddie for a few months and then I was able to move up through the system. The director of golf at the time, Mark Reeves, was a big influence on me. Eight years after starting as a caddie I turned pro.

How often do you play?

When I was working at Kau Sai Chau I was playing and practicing every day - and I would do so during my days off too! I don’t play as much as that now, but when I do it’s often with the Hong Kong national squad members, who are great fun to be around.

What's been your best ever round?

Probably the 65 I had at Discovery Bay Golf Club a couple of years ago during the second round of an HKPGA event. It was played over the Jade and Diamond courses and I had seven birdies. It was an amazing day; everything felt good and even though I made some mistakes I was able to get up and down and save par. The putter was definitely working. I ended up finishing the tournament in second place.

Do you have a favourite course in Asia?

In Hong Kong, it would have to be Discovery Bay - I love the greens and you can spin the ball there. I’m also a big fan of Saujana Golf and Country Club on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Discovery Bay Golf Club


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