WAGS Annual Charity Day
The Wednesday Afternoon Golf Society (WAGS ) was formed in Hong Kong over twenty years ago. We have a range of members from low handicap golfers to beginners. We hold some 18 events a year, both in Hong Kong and around Asia, and a focus of every event, which distinguishes WAGS from most other golf societies, is to raise money for charity. This happens through structured fundraising as well as (multiple) fines for inappropriate behaviour or other misdemeanours.
The highlight of the calendar is our annual charity day which is now in its 11th year, and has raised in excess of HK $4.7m for various charities. It has become Hong Kong's biggest amateur golf event and is a unique occasion for participants and sponsors alike, who enjoy such novelties as our crazy putting contest, the ever popular sausage sizzle and beat the pro hole, as well as having fantastic prizes and auction items on offer.
Since 2012 we have raised money for the following:
2012 – HKD 130,000 – Spastics Association and Rain Lily
2013 – HKD 200,000 – Philippine Red Cross (Typhoon Relief)
2014 – HKD 300,000 – Children’s Cancer Foundation
2015 – HKD 325,000 – Sailability Hong Kong
2016 - HKD 600,000 - The Christina Noble Children's Foundation
2017 -HKD 1,100,000 - The Christina Noble Children's Foundation
2018 HKD 2,090,000 HKD1,260,000 to The Christina Noble Children's Foundation and HKD 832,000 to various HK based charities
The 2019 WAGS Charity Golf Day will be held at Kau Sai Chau Golf Course (East) on 22 November 2019.
The principal beneficiary for 2019 will again be The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
The Hong Kong charity supported will be The HUB Hong Kong and The Weez Project.
As last year, the format will be a modified 4 man team scramble.
The WAGS Charity Golf Day is an event that distinguishes WAGS from almost all other golf societies. We are rightly proud of it because it is driven by the commitment and generosity of our members and sponsors.