Scott Cup 2020



The 71st Scott Cup competition took place at the Shek O Golf and Country Club on Friday 17th January 2020. The Scott Cup was first presented in 1950 by JS&S Director, John Swire Scott, who decided that a golf tournament would be a suitable sporting event for an annual gathering of Swire staff from around the group. The Alethea Scott Rose Bowl trophy for ladies was presented by his wife, Alethea, in 1964; while the Taikoo Cup – for the leading score achieved by a Hong Kong-based player – was introduced by the group's Chairman, Sir John Swire, in 1973.
The winner of the Rose Bowl, Yumiko Noguchi, and the winner of the Scott Cup, Matthew Young, receive the trophies from Merlin Swire.
The winner of the Rose Bowl, Yumiko Noguchi, and the winner of the Scott Cup, Matthew Young, receive the trophies from Merlin Swire.
Six overseas winners from regional competitions in Mainland China, Japan, Kenya, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK played in the Scott Cup this year, together with 49 entrants from Hong Kong, making up a total field of 55 players.

The weather was favourable, with little wind and mild sunshine. As a result, the standard of scoring was high. The winner of the Scott Cup, with a Stableford score of 41 points playing off a handicap of 18, was Matthew Young of John Swire & Sons (HK). The runner-up was Kelvin Ng from Swire Properties, with a score of 40 points off a handicap of 18.
The Taikoo Cup went to Eddie Tsao, also with a score of 40 points. Eddie had just retired from Cathay Pacific Catering Services in December 2019 and joined the competition as the spouse of Vera Yuen of Cathay Pacific.

The winner of the Alethea Scott Rose Bowl, with a score of 36 points, was Yumiko Noguchi, who won the Rose Bowl in 2016. The runner-up was Vera Yuen, also with a score of 36 points. (In the event of a tie, the winner is decided by the highest number of Stableford points on the final nine holes of the course.)
Eddie Tsao is presented with the Taikoo Cup.
Eddie Tsao is presented with the Taikoo Cup.
Martin Murray from Cathay Pacific wins the Men’s Nearest the Pin.
Martin Murray from Cathay Pacific wins the Men's Nearest the Pin.
The winner of the Men's Longest Drive was Alexander Chow of Cathay Pacific. Martin Murray of Cathay Pacific won the Men's Nearest the Pin on both Hole Number 4 and Hole Number 17. The Award for Sportsmanship (better known as the Wooden Spoon) went to Richard Gould of Swire Coca-Cola.

The Ladies' Nearest the Pin Prize on Hole Number 4 was won by Caren Li of Swire Properties, and on Hole Number 17 by Rita Ng of HAECO. The Ladies' Nearest the Line on Hole Number 13 was won by Susan Lee of Cathay Pacific.
The Chairman of John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited, Merlin Swire, and his wife Laura, kindly presented the trophies and hosted the prize-giving party at the Shek O Bungalow.

Congratulations to all the winners. The 72nd Scott Cup and 58th Rose Bowl will take place at the Shek O Golf Club next year on 15th January 2021.
Richard Gould from Swire Coca-Cola receives the Wooden Spoon.
Richard Gould from Swire Coca-Cola receives the Wooden Spoon.
Reports from the regional qualifiers

UK
On 12th June 2019, golfers representing John Swire & Sons, Swire Oilfield Services, Finlays, Swire Bulk and Cathay Pacific met for the UK Scott Cup qualifier at the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club. It was lucky that the rain held off for most of the rounds during the wet summer season, especially since a deluge in the afternoon stopped further play. The course played well and remained a tough challenge. The winner was Graham Hall, the win being all the more impressive given this was Graham's first visit to the course. It also meant that Finlays retained the trophy. Prizes were also awarded for big hitting Alan Robson (Swire Oilfield Services) for Longest Drive and accurate Paul Smith (Cathay Pacific) for Nearest the Pin.

Mainland China
The Swire Mainland China Scott Cup qualifier was held at Mission Hills Golf Club Haikou in Hainan Province on 29th November 2019. A total of 20 players took part in the competition. The event started at 1pm, after a warm-up round, and finished at 6pm. O'Neal Qin, Cathay Pacific's Area Manager Shanghai & Jiangsu was announced the winner.

Japan
The Japan Scott Cup qualifier was held on 27th May 2019 at Taiheiyo Club, Narita Course. Twenty-eight players participated this year and the winner was Seigo Eshima, Duty Airport Operations Manager, from Fukuoka.

Southeast Asia
The Southeast Asian Scott Cup was held at Sentosa Golf Club on 8th November 2019. This year the weather was not so kind and the play was suspended by a lightning warning. Fortunately, play resumed after an hour and in the end everyone managed to complete their round. This year the top prizes were dominated by China Navigation's Swire Bulk division picking up both Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive and Paolo da Silva winning the trophy with a respectable score of 37 Stableford points. There was a good battle for the Wooden Spoon with Florent Kirchhoff finally claiming the prize.

Taiwan
Scott Cup Taiwan 2019 took place on 24th October at Sunrise Golf Country Club in Taoyuan County. The weather was sunny and a total of four teams – 13 players – took part, representing Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and Taikoo Motors. This year's champion was Johnny Yang from Cathay Pacific. Several prizes were also given away for Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive. Derrick Chan, Swire Pacific's Director Trading & Industrial, thanked all the players for their participation and support for this meaningful annual event.

North America
The North American Scott Cup was held on 11th October 2019 at the English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event was hosted by Swire Oilfield Services and 31 golfers from Swire Coca-Cola, China Navigation, United States Cold Storage, Swire Oilfield Services, Swire Properties, Finlays and Cathay Pacific participated. The Sportsmanship award was given to Fernando Dragonne of Cathay Pacific. The Low Gross Award for a gross score of 74 and a Stableford score of 37 went to Rusty Frain of Swire Coca-Cola. The second-place award with a 38 Stableford Score and a gross score of 74 went to Todd Andrews, also of Swire Coca-Cola. The first-place winner of the tournament was Swire Oilfield Services' very own Tré Aucoin with a Stableford Score of 43 and a gross score of 81.

Kenya
The Scott Cup qualifier was held on 9th November at Kericho Golf Club, in the Rift Valley Province in western Kenya. There were 66 participants, who played in typically fine Kericho weather. The tournament was open to Finlays staff and Kericho Club golfers.

Job Kaibei emerged as the winner with 34 points, playing off a handicap of 15. Chris Birgen was runner-up with 33 points, while Sammy Kirui and Eunice Korir took third and fourth positions respectively.
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