Live music, silent disco, UBS Junior Art Hub and new F&B concept among the attractions make the UBS Hong Kong Open a destination for the whole family
Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, and Olympic gold medallist, Justin Rose, won’t be the only ones looking to find their rhythm at the UBS Hong Kong Open later this month.
In line with its promise to deliver ‘more than golf’, the tournament will offer something for foodies, families, and music lovers at the Hong Kong Golf Club between 23 and 26 November.
The Spectator Village will feature live music, an array of children’s attractions, and new food and beverage offerings designed to keep young and old entertained long after the final putt has dropped.
The young, and the young at heart will have the opportunity to showcase their moves in the tournament’s inaugural silent disco just a stone’s throw from the first tee while magician, a face-painter, and three bouncy castles will also be on offer in the Village.
Reflecting UBS’s sponsorship of contemporary art, children will have free entry to the UBS Junior Art Hub, where Hong Kong’s next generation of budding artists can immerse themselves in a range of visually dynamic and interactive experiences.
After a successful debut in 2016, live music returns to the Village, with four-piece cover-band, On-Point, set to ramp up the volume immediately after play on Saturday evening.
And with two of Hong Kong’s leading independent breweries in Yardley Brothers and Lucky Dawgs providing a thirst-quenching complement, there’s no reason for the party to stop once the on-course action has drawn to a close.
Once again JW Marriot will be offering a range of hot meals and snacks.
Complimenting an authentic dim-sum stall and in a nod to the tournament’s trio of Spanish stars, Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello, and four-time champion, Miguel Angel Jimenez, a paella station will be serving the classic Valencian rice dish.
Commenting on the exciting line-up of off-course activities, Arnold Wong, Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club, said:
“This year’s UBS Hong Kong Open is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events in the tournament’s proud history. On-course, we have one of the most competitive fields ever assembled and with Justin Rose hitting what appears to be some of the best form of his career, we can expect a thriller out on course.
“But together with our tournament partners, we have made a concerted effort to deliver an off-course experience that is on a par with the excitement on course. Families are very much at the heart of the experience with a range of activities for children from golf skills coaching through to the UBS Junior Art Hub and the new silent disco. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Hong Kong Golf Club and to delivering an event experience that goes a long way beyond just golf.”
“By offering more than golf, we hope to appeal to a wide range of families and event goers which aligns with our commitment to share the excitement of the UBS Hong Kong Open with all of Hong Kong.
“This year’s tournament has something for everyone. With free attendance offered for all for the first two days and for the entire event for spectators aged 21 and under, we hope to attract new audiences to the game,” said Ms Amy Lo, Chairman and Head of UBS Wealth Management Greater China and Country Head of UBS Hong Kong.
The UBS Hong Kong Open is co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours as well as the Hong Kong Golf Association. For more information see www.ubshkopen.com
To register for free tickets for the tournament or to purchase tickets for the Saturday and Sunday, please go to www.ticketflap.com
The 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open is an accredited event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The HKSAR Government and HKTB fully support the UBS Hong Kong Open.
To share the joy of the 20th Anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme “Together, Progress, Opportunity”.
For more details on 20th Anniversary events and activities, please visit: www.hksar20.gov.hk/eng
The UBS Hong Kong Open has also been recognized as an “M” Mark event to help enhance the image of Hong Kong as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark is awarded by the Major Sports Events Committee, symbolizing an intense, spectacular and signature event in the territory sports calendar.