18 June 2014: The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) has appointed Bushnell as an Official Supplier in a partnership that will see golfers in Hong Kong have access to rangefinders during HKGA tournaments.
As part of the deal, the HKGA and Bushnell have launched a joint initiative that will enable competitors to loan a laser rangefinder during HKGA tournaments if they don’t already own one. This follows a decision by the HKGA’s Rules Committee to allow use of Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs) in its sanctioned tournaments, with the exception of the 6-12 age divisions at junior events.
HKGA cardholders will also receive a special 20% discount off the purchase of a Bushnell rangefinder while national squad members will be supplied with the latest laser technology for training and tournaments.
Vincent Lok, General Manager of Bushnell Performance Optics Asia said: “Bushnell is proud to support the HKGA in using rangefinders in tournaments and in different initiatives that promote the game in the Hong Kong golf communities. We believe it is a great step forward in improving the way golfers assess distances with precision, ultimately improving performance.”
Ning Li, the new President of the HKGA, added: “We welcome Bushnell’s support at a time when DMDs are becoming more widely used in golf. Bushnell is another quality partner for the HKGA which will benefit our competitors, our national teams and also the wider golfing public in Hong Kong.”
The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) is supported by a number of brands and businesses. Mercedes-Benz is the Exclusive Car Partner of the HKGA, EFG Bank sponsors the HKGA Junior Development Programme and TaylorMade is also an Official Supplier.
The HKGA was formed in 1968 with a mission to govern, promote and grow golf in Hong Kong. Responsibilities include Hong Kong national teams; junior and elite player development; grassroots initiatives; a centralised handicapping service for 15,000+ subscribers; and the running of international and domestic golfing events in Hong Kong – including more than 30 amateur tournaments each year plus the Hong Kong Open, the city’s oldest professional sporting event.
As a National Sports Association (NSA), the HKGA works closely with the golf clubs of Hong Kong (Hong Kong Golf Club, Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Discovery Bay Golf Club and Shek O Country Club); the public golf courses at Kau Sai Chau and Nine Eagles; Hong Kong’s public driving ranges; and governing bodies including the Home Affairs Bureau, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and the Hong Kong Sports Institute.
For more information on the Hong Kong Golf Association visit www.hkga.com. You can also follow the HKGA on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Weibo and YouTube.
Source: Hong Kong Golf Association