HSBC Premier Golf tournament 2017 | Sunday Observer

HSBC Premier Golf tournament 2017

23 July, 2017

 The Shangri-La Resort and Spa in Hambantota will be the latest venue for the 5th edition of HSBC’s Premier Golf Tournament scheduled to take place on 15 and 16 September 2017.

HSBC Premier Customers who are also seasoned golfers will get to tee off at one of Sri Lanka’s premier 18-hole championship golf course, overlooking the pristine southern coast; making it a memorable golfing experience.

The tournament held for the fifth year will tee off with a customary pre-event - ‘Chip a Way on the 18th’ scheduled to start at 6.30 pm on 15 September 2017, followed by the tournament on 16 September which will be played on a Stableford format.

The HSBC Premier Golf tournament is known to attract the top golfers in the country.

These Premier golfers will compete for the HSBC Premier Challenge Trophy and two overall category winners will get a chance to witness the Word Golf Championship – HSBC Champions tournament (WGC) to be held at the Sheshan International Golf course in Shanghai from 26-29 October 2017.

The lucky winners will each be awarded with a fully sponsored hospitality package to witness this international tournament that will see the world’s top 50 golfers such as Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day to name a few expected to compete in this action packed Champonships.

HSBC is a major sponsor of world-class golf events including the Open Championship - UK, WGC Tournament in Shanghai, HSBC Dubai Golf tournament and Women’s Golf Tournament in Singapore, among several others around the world and is happy to be able to give HSBC Premier Golfers a chance to be part of one of these events.

Mark Prothero, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives stated, “As we mark our 125th Anniversary in Sri Lanka this year, we are happy to host the 5th edition of the much sought after HSBC Premier Golf tournament for our customers at the Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa. We look forward to an exciting event, where winners get to travel to

Shanghai and witness world class golf at the HSBC WGC tournament which is being held for the ninth year and one of the four World Golf Championship events held annually.

We want to give our customers an unforgettable experience from Shangri-La to Shanghai and wish our Premier golfers the best of luck at the upcoming tournament.”

“We are delighted to be part of this important event. Further as we approach our first year anniversary, the golf course has matured into a picturesque yet challenging playing area. Designed by Rodney Wright on a former sapphire mine, the golf course was unveiled as the island’s first resort golf course and bears much significance. We hope HSBC Golfers will

truly enjoy their experience of Golf and the five star hospitality”.. stated Timothy Wright, Vice President and General Manager of Shangri-La Colombo.

Premier Customers will also be treated to 5-star luxury, with an exclusive package made available to them during the tournament.

An online portal is now open for registrations and Premier customers can visit to register their participation.