Hong Kong golf enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy the world renowned personalized coaching method of the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf at its new Asia location—the Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA). The partnership between Jack Nicklaus Academies and HKGTA brings its world class golf facilities and training to Hong Kong for the first time. The new site has been carefully designed to engage and support players in order to enhance their enjoyment with the game.
Hong Kong was an obvious choice for Nicklaus Academies given Hong Kong’s home-grown talent and pool of golf enthusiasts that has continued to grow over the years. The HKGTA was specially selected as the site of the new Nicklaus Academy. Its mission, to elevate the standard of golf coaching and raise the profile of competitive and recreational golf in Hong Kong, perfectly aligns with the Mr. Nicklaus’ belief that “Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: Work.”
Located in the tranquil surroundings of Sai Kung–known as ‘Hong Kong’s back garden’–the HKGTA offers a Nicklaus Design 6-hole training course, practice putting greens and bunker, a special VIP training area and 75 hitting stations on three levels with many featuring automatic ball feed stations. Students and visitors can perfect their swings at three exclusive Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studios. The climate controlled studios are state-of-the-art and feature the Nicklaus Academy fully-integrated video analysis software program that includes multiple high-speed video cameras, pressure/balance plates, Flightscope Elite ball launch monitors, and a live video feed for students and their coaches to review performance.
The Nicklaus Academy at HKGTA will offer tailored training programs for all skill levels. Junior group programs will be available following a 10-Level Progression, taking absolute beginners through the fundamentals of the game and developing their technique through a series of 12-week courses. Core to the proven Nicklaus Academy philosophy are the history of the game and required etiquette skills, fitness training and overall athletic development all incorporated to form the fundamentals of the training at HKGTA. Our Athletic Development Program being offered at the HKGTA will focus on developing athletes first and competitive golfers second, honing their playing skills in a fun and motivating environment. Private lessons for juniors will also be offered to encourage the young talent in Hong Kong to reach their full potential.
“Hong Kong has great potential to be the next golfing hub of Asia,” said Billy Martin, Director of Golf at the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf in Hong Kong. “The Nicklaus Academy program has been nurturing golf champions for over 25 years and we will build on this success in Hong Kong by bringing specifically designed world-class instruction and training facilities to the territory for the first time.”
The Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy will open this summer. To find out more, visit www.hkgta.com.