The action is not over for the week at Fanling, even though the dust has already begun to settle from the main event.
Wednesday sees attention turn to the first staging of the UBS Hong Kong Open Charity Cup – held over the exact same course that tested some of the greats of the game – and the reaction to the initiative has been so positive, organisers are already looking forward to next year’s edition and how they can further spread the good will.
For the three charities set to benefit from the amateur event – the Playright Hospital Play Service, the Autism Partnership Foundation and the InspiringHK Sport Foundation – extras fund means extra help. And extra help means extra hope.
“The great thing for us is we are now able to kick-start programmes we have only dreamt about previously and that is directly because of they money this even will raise for us,” says Toby Mountjoy founder of the Autism Partnership Foundation.