UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Factsheet
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
Morning: Tee-off at 07.30. Afternoon: Tee-off at 12.30.
UBS (Title sponsor – UBS Hong Kong Open), Friends of Asia Hong Kong (Official Charity – UBS Hong Kong Open), Hong Kong Golf Club (Host venue – UBS Hong Kong Open, Venue Sponsor – Charity Cup), Hong Kong Golf Association, European Tour, Asian Tour (sanctioning bodies – UBS Hong Kong Open)
UBS 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
All proceeds (less expenses) will be donated to support children’s and youth programmes conducted by four charities:
- Playright Children’s Play Association
- InspiringHK Sports Foundation
- Autism Partnership Foundation
- The Hub Hong Kong
Maximum 188 players. The morning session will host a maximum of 25 flights, (100 players), while the afternoon session will host 22 flights (88 players).
Format of Play
Individual Stableford Points. Each player plays against the net par of each hole and receives points according to how they score in relation to par.
Individual Stableford Points. Each player plays against the net par of each hole and receives points according to how they score in relation to par.All participants should have an official handicap in order to participate. The maximum handicap for ladies is 36 and 24 for men. Handicaps for the day will be calculated according to the New Peoria System.
Amateur Men play from Blue Tees, Ladies play from White Tees.
1st, 2nd & 3rd highest Individual Stableford Points.
Nearest the pin at Hole 12 and Longest drive at Hole 6.
All participants will receive souvenir photos, official UBS Hong Kong Open merchandise and gift bags and enjoy premier hospitality at the UBS Pavilion on the 18th green.
Breakfast and lunch will be served in the UBS Pavilion on the 18th Green for players in the morning session. Lunch and afternoon tea will be served in the UBS Pavilion on the 18th Green for players in the afternoon session.
UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup Beneficiaries
Friends of Asia Hong Kong (FOA HK)
Friends of Asia Hong Kong is the official charity of the UBS Hong Kong Open 2016. Founded in 2014, FOA HK is a registered charity seeking to provide resources, care and opportunity to those in need, with programming centered on sports, health and recreation. A lead partner in organizing the UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup, FOA HK has committed to match all funds raised through the campaign, with a minimum guaranteed donation of HKD 1,000,000 to the three charity partners.
To learn more visit: www.FriendsOfAsiaCharity.com
Autism Partnership Foundation (APF)
APF is committed to making a difference in the lives of children with autism and aims to raise funds to generate public awareness about autism, to advocate ABA treatments and intervention for autism sufferers and to provide support for children with ASD and their families in Asia. The Foundation’s Aoi Pui School is Hong Kong’s only school catering to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). More than 100 students enrolled in the School in past years have been able to transfer to mainstream schools. Funding from last year’s Charity Cup enabled APF to engage 3 therapists and provide free Intensive ABA One-Month Services for autistic children. To date, 12 children have completed the treatments, 66 have applied for the services and 36 students remain on a waiting list. The Funding has also enabled APF to provide Weekly Workshops for parents of autistic children. These programmes will continue through end-2016.
To learn more, please visit: http//apf.org.hk
InspiringHK Sports Foundation (IHKSF)
Founded in 2013, the InspiringHK Sports Foundation has a vision to increase the social mobility of underprivileged youth through sport. IHKSF carries out this mission through long-term sports training and learning experience programs. Currently, IHKSF runs programs in Dance, Running, Fencing, Field Hockey, Tennis, Women’s Football and Rope-Skipping. Golf was added to the curriculum with the proceeds from 2015 Charity Cup. IHKSF recruited 22 students for the “Golf Inspires Youth” program with the first lessons beginning at the Hong Kong Golf Club in August. The program will run until 2018.
To learn more, please visit: http://inspiringhk.org
Playright Children’s Play Association
Playright Children’s Play Association has been advocating for local children’s right to play since 1987. Playright Hospital Play Service offers therapeutic play services for children in five local hospitals. The Service has been supported by the UBS Optimus Foundation since 2014. With funding from the Charity Cup in 2015, Hospital Play Service therapists have been recruited and started service delivery at Caritas Medical Center and Prince of Wales Hospital in September. The program will run until 2017.
To learn more, please visit: http://playright.org.hk
The Hub Hong Kong
The newest beneficiary of the Charity Cup. Established in association with the Rotary Club of Kowloon North in 2013, the Hub provides a centre in Sham Shui Po that offers various developmental, recreational and social programs to children from local communities to facilitate their whole-person development. Funds raised will be devoted towards running a Health & Wellness Program for disadvantaged children in Sham Shui Po.
To learn more, please visit: http://thehubhk.org