St Anthony’s Convent Golf Team visits HSBC Womens’ Champions

hsbc-learning-journeyLearning about the Pros…

On 4th of March 2015, the SACSS golfers, along with our teachers Ms Nicole Quek and Mr He Junhao, participated in the HSBC Women’s Championship Junior Clinic session held at Sentosa Golf Club. The golf professionals we met were, Jennifer Yan – a young golfer who grew up in Singapore, and Yani Tseng- a for-mer world number one golfer. Both told us about their challeng-es to become professional golf players and many of us were in-spired by their stories. We drew inspiration from their passion and perseverance to stay determined, to continue practicing even when they did not play well. Playing golf requires hard work and commitment especially if you want to become a pro-fessional golf player. Due to Jennifer’s devotion to golf and de-termination, she made the difficult decision of putting her studies on hold to chase her dream of becoming a full-time pro-fessional golfer. This hard work has paid off exceptionally and now, she is a successful professional golfer who is playing golf globally. It was an extensive and exhausting journey for these golfers to turn professional and furthermore to enter the HSBC women’s championship. However, with their Can-Do Spirit and dedication to this demanding sport, they were able to finally make it into the international golf scene.

Let’s hear from the golfers… 

“I learnt that golf is not just a physical game but a mental game as well. This is because it trains us mentally to be able to endure un-der the scorching sun for at least 3 to 5 hours. Golfers need to have the resilience and stamina to be able to press on and continue the golf game regardless of the weather.” - Chantal Tan 3.3 

“Putting is not just about skill. When we putt, we need to have con-fidence along with a positive mindset which gets your ball into the hole. When we play golf, it is also beneficial not to put too much pressure on yourself, this can cause you to panic and make hasty mistakes.” -Monica Hong 3.6