HONG KONG, 3 Nov, 2016, (HK Golfer News Wire) - Hong Kong No. 1 Jason Hak Shun-yat has signed a three-year agreement to be an Ambassador for The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club. As part of the agreement, the Club’s logo will appear on Hak’s golf shirt and his golf bag.
Hak sported the motif in competition for the first time in Thursday’s opening round of the RMB1.2 million Clearwater Bay Open, Hong Kong’s first Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series event.
Hak, 22, participated in a signing ceremony with Club Chairman Wyman Li and Golf Committee Chairman David Hui before being presented to Club members ahead of the tournament Pro-Am on Wednesday afternoon.
“I’d like to thank The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club for giving me this opportunity,” Hak said. “It’s an honour to be the Club’s Ambassador. I’m really looking forward to working with the Club for the next three years and meeting all the members.”
Li said: “This is a very exciting occasion for The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club. We’ve always strongly supported Hong Kong players and this is a big step for Clearwater Bay to partner with Jason, a great player and person. We really look forward to working with him as he develops his professional career and inspires Hong Kong juniors to follow in his footsteps.”
On Tuesday, the Club presented a cheque for HK$200,000 to the Hong Kong Golf Association to support its junior development programme.
Hui said: “We’re very excited to have an Ambassador like Jason, who’s a product of the Hong Kong Golf Association’s junior programme. This is in line with the Club’s commitment to developing sport in Hong Kong and growing golf in Hong Kong and China.”
Hak represented Hong Kong in many amateur competitions, including the 2011 Putra Cup at Clearwater Bay.
Hak is still remembered for becoming the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event at the Hong Kong Open in 2008, aged 14 years and 304 days. He went on to make the cut at his home Open in 2009 and 2011, and also topped the American Junior Golf Association’s rankings before joining Georgia Tech in 2012.
Hak was 19 when he turned pro in August 2013 and has shone on this year’s PGA TOUR China Series, where he has finished eighth, second and fourth in the last three events.