Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) held the “HKBU．ASHWORTH Golf Day 2023 – HKBU Golf Day 20th Anniversary Charity Cup” on 1 December at the Eden Course of The Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. The event attracted over 210 participants, and 153 of them formed 38 teams to compete for 30 awards. HK$2.45 million was successfully raised for the HKBU Foundation.
The event has been sponsored by the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation through the clothing brand ASHWORTH for four consecutive years. ASHWORTH also sponsored the event’s golf shirts for the third year. The funds raised will be used to support the University’s strategic development, particularly the provision of funds for students to participate in the “Extended Study Programme” in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), which aims to enhance their understanding of the development opportunities in the GBA and boost their employability.
Dr Daniel Tse, President Emeritus of HKBU, attended the event from Macau specifically to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the HKBU Golf Day. Officiating at the cheque presentation ceremony cum ceremonial tee-off were Mr Peter Chan, representative of the Chan Yin Chuen Memorial Charitable Foundation and ASHWORTH; Mr Allan Kwong, President and Chief Executive of Regal Holdings Corporation and the event’s venue sponsor; Mr Daniel O’Neill, Director of Golf of The Hong Kong Golf Club; Dr and Mrs Daniel Tse; Dr Ronald Lu, Co-Chairman of the event’s Organising Committee; Mr Paul Poon, Deputy Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU; Professor Martin Wong, Provost of HKBU; Dr Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) and Acting Dean of Arts of HKBU; Professor Rick Wong, Chair Professor of Department of Chemistry; and Mrs Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement at HKBU and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
Since its inception in 2004, HKBU’s Golf Day has raised over HK$34.5 million.
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