Hamilton Grand Golf Day

Glorious sunny skies and an immaculately presented course greeted guests at the Hamilton Grand Golf Day, which was played at Shek O Country Club at the end of January.

Hamilton Grand is one of the most iconic buildings in the world of golf. A large, sandstone edifice that stands behind the 18th green of the Old Course at St Andrews, Hamilton Grand is now home to a collection of luxurious apartments, ranging from two-bedroom units to an expansive four-bedroom penthouse. Commissioned in 1895 by architect and avid golfer Thomas Hamilton, the property was for many years known as the Grand Hotel and was noted as one of Scotland’s most luxurious retreats. In 2010, American manufacturing company Kohler, which also owns numerous upscale golf courses in the United States as well as the nearby Old Course Hotel, purchased the building and set about its remarkable transformation.

Organised by HK Golfer, the event was highlighted by the appearance of Herb Kohler Jr, chairman and CEO of the Kohler Company, who greeted the guests as they finished their rounds and handed out prizes to the winners at the end of a sumptuous dinner held in the historic Shek O clubhouse.

In among the prizes were former Hong Kong Golf Association President David Hui, whose round of 78 bagged him runner-up in the Gross division, a shot behind James Mills who came in with a 77. The main prize - a two-night stay at the Old Course Hotel and a bottle of Tullibardine Highland single malt Scotch whisky - went to former Shek O Club Captain Jim Mailer, who carded a fine 73, which translated to a 57.8 in the Peoria scoring system, for overall winner honours.

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