The annual Hong Kong Open Charity Cup returns on Tuesday 14th January, allowing members of the public the rare chance to play the legendary Championship Course, while supporting some very worthy causes. 

Charity Cup Factsheet

Date

Tuesday, 14th Janaury, 2020

Sessions

Tee times will be available throughout the day with groups starting at 10 minute intervals from 07:30. The last tee time will be at 13:00.

Organizers

Operation Santa Claus – Official Charity – Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong Golf Club – Host venue – Hong Kong Open & Venue Sponsor – Charity Cup

Hong Kong Golf Association

European Tour & Asian Tour – sanctioning bodies – Hong Kong Open

Venue

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
Website: www.hkgolfclub.org

Beneficiaries

All funds raised will be donated to the following Operation Santa Claus beneficiaries:

  • Hong Kong Paediatric Rheumatism Association
  • Home of Loving Faithfulness
  • Project Space

Participants

Maximum of 34 flights (136 players)

Format of Play

Better Ball Stableford

Players will be paired into teams of two. The format of the competition is better ball stableford where the team’s best stableford score on each hole counts. The stableford points should be calculated based on the players full handicap allowance. 

Each team will receive one scorecard and the scorer for the team should record the team’s best score for each hole. 

Handicap

Full handicap allowance up to 24 for men & 36 for ladies (for scoring purposes). All players must have a valid HKGA handicap. 

Tee Box

Men play from Blue Tees, Ladies play from White Tees

Charity Par 3 Challenge

On Hole 5, you will have the opportunity to make a minimum donation of $100 to enter the challenge. If your tee shot finishes on the green on this hole, you will win a sleeve of golf balls. This is for a great cause so we encourage you to dig deep and make a donation. Don’t forget to take money with you on the golf course! 

Beat the Pro

Beat the Pro Challenge will be held at Hole 12. Participants can participate in this challenge for a donation of $100. The challenge is to get your tee shot closer to the pin than the professional who will be waiting for you at Hole 12. If you beat the Pro, you will win a value of HK$200 voucher from the Pro-Shop at the Hong Kong Golf Club. 

Prizes

Team prizes will be awarded to the top five teams, with the winning team securing a place in the 2020 Hong Kong Open Pro-Am. Novelty prizes for the Longest Drive at Hole 6 (Men’s and Ladies’), and Nearest to the Pin at Hole 2 (Men’s and Ladies’)

Hole-in-One

At Hole 8. Prize details to be confirmed!

Fees & Registration

Registration fees are HKD $5,000 for Teams of two.

Fees include 18 holes of golf, golf cart, gift bag and winner prizes.

Caddies are available at HK$505, HK$425 and HK$345 depending on their level of expertise. 

Contact: Hong Kong Golf Club –

Celia Chan [email protected]

Tel: (852) 2670 1211

Download registration form

Hong Kong Paediatric Rheumatism Association is a mutual aid organisation for children with rheumatic diseases. It aims to render a platform for patients and their parents to share experiences and foster a spirit of mutual help. 

To ensure patients receive timely and effective medication, the association is going to organise their ‘Fledgling for Rheumatic Children’ project. Under the scheme, a Medical Assistance Programme will be offered to sustain members’ medications and treatment needs and maintain quality of life.

Apart from medication concerns, the association will also organise a Patient Enrichment Programme which offers workshops to improve patients’ self-esteem. By organising physiotherapy and hydrotherapy courses, patients can also improve their resilience by learning ways to help heal their pain, and maintain a positive attitude despite their illness. The programme even offers overseas exchange opportunities for members to broaden their horizons.

People with special needs have been the most marginalised groups in society for a long period of time. Seeing the disabled being deprived of education, employment and decent healthcare, the founders of Home of Loving Faithfulness created a home to provide life-long residential care for handicapped children and adults in a family setting. This home has been welcoming the handicapped with open arms for half a century. The home aims to empower young disabled people in Hong Kong to achieve their fullest potential. 

With support from OSC, it provides life-long special care and attention to those who need constant monitoring. The less physically challenged family members are encouraged to develop skills appropriate to their level of understanding, to develop their capability. 

Project Space is a charitable organisation established by a group of enthusiastic architects and students majoring in architecture. They make use of their professional knowledge to offer assistance to low-income families through interior design and home repair work. It strives to provide adequate room for living, and an environment that meets good sanitation standards. They also have volunteer services that educate the next generation through community art, environmental conservation and regular home visits.

Home Improvement 2019, funded by OSC, is going to help 60-120 underprivileged families who live in subdivided units, container flats, and public housing through renovation and maintenance. Project Space will recruit volunteers to help ensure families live in a safe and hygienic environment. The types of home improvement services include reorganising home space, repairing home appliances, and installing new furniture. It is hoped that the project will alleviate mental pressure, enhance their family relationships, and cultivate their children by enhancing and creating a sound environment.

Official Charity Partner

Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is an annual charity campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). It aims to support the Hong Kong community and beyond, through the combined charitable fundraising power of two of Hong Kong’s most respected news organisations.

From a modest beginning of raising HK$101,000 in 1988, Operation Santa Claus reached HK$16.2 million in 2017 ,and has become one of the most recognised and beloved charity efforts in the city. Over 31 years, our supporters have kindly donated over HK$290 million benefiting more than 270 charitable projects, inspiring hope, and funding life-enhancing transformations to those in need.

A strong community spirit has long been an OSC hallmark. All through December, corporations, clubs, schools and individual donors demonstrate their compassion by busily organising highly creative fundraising initiatives for each year’s specially selected deserving causes.  

To learn more visit: http://osc.scmp.com/