FESTIVAL OF GOLF AND MUSIC RETURNS FOR HSBC WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2016 – A trio of international music acts will headline the four-day festival at the 10th HSBC Women’s Champions, taking place at the Sentosa Golf Club from 2-5 March, 2017.

Immediately after the final putt has been sunk on Saturday 4 March, day three of the HSBC Women’s Champions, music aficionados and golf fans can look forward to an evening of live entertainment to be led off by up-and-coming local acts. A US-based acapella band known for its uniquely soulful sound will follow before the main act, a hugely popular Korean actor and singer, takes over the stage to get the crowd swinging in well into the evening.

Tickets for the HSBC Women’s Champions are available for sale now at http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/hsbc-womens-champions-2017. Fans can choose to enjoy the Festival, which includes the concert and access to the golf on Saturday 4 March, at S$348 for a VIP ticket, or S$188 for Super Fan Zone, or S$148 for General Admission. A 10% discount on concert tickets will apply with the purchase of season passes (access to all four days of HSBC Women’s Champions 2017), which is priced at S$60. Single day tickets to the golf for Thursday (2 March) and Friday (3 March) are S$20 per day, while access to the tournament weekend, Saturday (4 March) and Sunday (5 March) cost S$30 per day.

Following the success a year ago when a festival concept of the best in golf, music, and food was introduced for the first time to the prestigious tournament, the international cast of musicians will look to emulate British pop group Take That who delighted fans with their hit singles following a day of enthralling play on the course by the world’s leading women golfers.

Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship & Events for HSBC, said:

“This tournament is all about entertainment. On the course, HSBC’s Women’s Champions has earned a reputation for high drama – think back to February when our winner Ha Na Jang holed a spectacular eagle on the final hole to seal a memorable win, or Paula Creamer’s 75 foot date with destiny two years ago. We want the entertainment off the course to match the action on it which is exactly why we lined up Take That and MasterChef star Monica Galetti for the 2016 tournament. This time around in the afterglow of golf’s return to the Olympics we have the perfect opportunity to grow the game – Rio 2016 opened up new audiences for golf, especially in Asia, and we want to ensure that we are giving this new audience a great show, on and off the course.”

Jean Ng, Director, Sports, Singapore Tourism Board, added:

“With the continued integration of sports and entertainment offerings, the HSBC Women’s Champions has become more than a premier golf tournament. It is now a lifestyle event that will appeal to both avid golf fans and casual leisure visitors alike. This not only raises the bar on fan experience, but also enhances Singapore’s position as a sports and entertainment hub.”

Robbie Henchman, Senior Vice President, Head of IMG Asia Pacific, commented:

“2017 marks a milestone for HSBC Women’s Champions. Over the past decade, the event has hosted the best women golfers in the world who have thrilled fans year after year with their skills. We revamped the spectator experience at the event last year through a festival concept that offered the best in golf, food, and music. The trifecta worked extremely well and opened HSBC Women’s Champions to a wider audience, introducing many to the sport of golf for the first time. This year, we can promise another world class field at the Champions, and we look forward to announcing our music line up in due course.”

Defending champion Ha Na Jang from South Korean has already confirmed her return to Singapore as she tries to become the first player to defend her title at the HSBC Women’s Champions. The 10th edition of the tournament will take place for the first time on the recently renovated New Tanjong course after four enthralling years on The Serapong at Sentosa.

For more information on the HSBC Women’s Champions 2017, visit the tournament website at http://www.hsbcgolf.com/womens or official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hsbcwomenschampions .

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