MercedesTrophy 2016

MercedesTrophy is a worldwide invitational amateur golf series that has a history of over 2 decades and has earned international recognition in the worldwide golfing calendar.

Since 2009, MercedesTrophy Hong Kong has opened the door for golfers in Hong Kong to enter the MercedesTrophy World Final. Winners from MercedesTrophy Hong Kong will represent Hong Kong to compete in the MercedesTrophy Asian Final in Australia. The top scoring Mercedes-Benz owner among the Hong Kong team will win the qualification to the MercedesTrophy World Final in Germany.

In 2016, the one-day amateur golf tournament will be held on 13th May, 2016 at the Hong Kong Golf Club. We are glad to announce the qualifying road to Mercedes Trophy Hong Kong 2016, which begins with entering into one of the below qualifying tournaments* organized by the Hong Kong Golf Association. If you are interested to join, please refer to the details below:

    Road to MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016

    Your road to MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016 begins with entering into one of the below qualifying tournaments organized by the Hong Kong Golf Association (i). Details and the entry form can be obtained from

      Qualifying Tournament 1 *
      HK Seniors Open | Hong Kong Golf Club
      11-13 Nov 2015

      Qualifying Tournament 2 *
      HK Ladies Open and Close Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships | Hong Kong Golf Club
      6-8 Jan 2016

      Qualifying Tournament 3 *
      HK Close Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships | Hong Kong Golf Club
      8-10 Feb 2016

      Qualifying Tournament 4 *
      HKGA Spring Men’s Tournament  | Discovery Bay Golf Club
      7 Mar 2016

      Qualifying Tournament 5 *
      HKGA Spring Ladies’s Tournament  | Discovery Bay Golf Club
      8 Mar 2016

      Golfers who successfully qualify for the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016 (iii) will receive an invitation pack after the qualifying tournament, and are required to confirm participation by returning the enrollment document before the deadline as stated in the entry form.

        MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016

        Format

        The format of play will be Stroke Play with division winners based on Net scores through Stableford points with individual handicap index adjusted based on course rating in accordance with recommendations by USGA.
        During the tournament, players will be divided into divisions as follows:

        Men’s
        Division A: Handicap 0-9
        Division B: Handicap 10-15
        Division C: Handicap 16-24

        Women’s
        Division D: Handicap 0-36

        (Handicap groupings will be subject to change depending on the number of players in each division after handicap revisions made by the Tournament Committee.)

          Tournament Awards

          Awards:
          Winner+,  Runner-up+  &  2nd Runner-up  will be awarded in each Division A, B, C and D
          (Should the winner from either Division A, B and C be the top player among Mercedes-Benz owners, the winner and the runner-up of that division will then be qualified to the Asian Final.)

          Special Hole Competition Awards:
          Hole-In-One#, Nearest to the Pin, Nearest to the Line & Longest Drive

          + : Winner from Division A, B, C and D as well as the top player among Mercedes-Benz owners from Division A, B and C will proceed to the Asian Final.

          # : There will only be one Hole-In-One prize available for the whole tournament. The prize will be awarded to the first winner only.

            Eligibility

            • Participants must be 18 years of age or above with amateur golf status.
            • All players must provide a GHIN reference number as updated handicap index will be used for assigning the division of play at the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016.
            • An entry deposit of HK$1,000 is required and will be returned on the day of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016.
            • Handicap index must be 24 or below for men and 36 or below for women with an updated index within the last 5 months of the tournament date.
            • Participants will be required to provide residential proof of the territories of Hong Kong or Macau.
            • Employees and associates of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong and Zung Fu Company Limited are prohibited from participating in the MercedesTrophy series of tournaments.

            MercedesTrophy Asian Final and World Final

            Seven winners from the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong (6 winners from the Men’s categories and 1 winner from the Ladies’ category) will then advance to play in the MercedesTrophy Asian Final(iv) in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2016. The best scoring Mercedes-Benz owner among the Hong Kong representatives will then proceed to the MercedesTrophy World Final(v & vi) – held in Stuttgart, Germany, competing against players from over 30 nations across the globe for the ‘Nations Trophy’.

              For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Mandy Li at +852 2895 7370.

              We look forward to seeing you at the various tournaments.

              Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited reserves the rights to amend any information, rules and regulations without prior notice as well as making the final decision in case of any disputes.

                Terms and Conditions:

                (i) Entries into the qualifying tournaments will be accepted at the discretion of The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA), their decisions will be final and is limited to subscribers of the HKGA. In the event of over subscription, entries will be decided by ballot.

                (ii) To enrol as a HKGA member, please fill in the application form at www.hkga.com (under the ‘Handicapping Information’ section) and return to HKGA with an annual membership fee of HK$500.

                (iii) Limited quotas will be reserved in each tournament for owners of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, registered through Zung Fu Company Limited, to enter the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2016.

                (iv) The rule of “one-year ban” applies to MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2016. Participants of MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2015 will not be allowed to qualify again for the MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2016.

                (v) To qualify for the MercedesTrophy World Final, the player must be an owner of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, registered through Zung Fu Company Limited before participating in the MercedesTrophy Asian Final and during the MercedesTrophy World Final.

                (vi) The rule of “once-in-a-lifetime” experience applies to MercedesTrophy World Final 2016, all Mercedes-Benz owner can only participate once in MercedesTrophy World Final.

                (vii) In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.