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As a Patron of The Open, HSBC will have activities on offer in the Spectator Village at Royal St. Georges from 11-18 July, as well as an exciting new ‘virtual’ global golf challenge that fans can take part in away from the course.

HSBC Customers can take advantage of the HSBC Customer Refuel which provides a place to relax, rehydrate and shelter from the elements.

Celebrating 10 years of hsbc golf roots

Together with The Golf Foundation we are proud to have opened up a world of opportunity for children in golf.

Over the past decade, HSBC Golf Roots has:

• Introduced over 5 million youngsters to golf
• Given 500,000 pupils a taster session from a PGA professional in their own school
• Enabled 250,000 children to visit a golf club
• Given 1 million school children the opportunity to take part in HSBC Golf Roots competitions through the School Games.
• Trained over 10,000 secondary age sports leaders as volunteers to run Tri-Golf and GolfSixes formats.

Andrew Johnston supports HSBC Golf Roots

Through our partnership with The Golf Foundation in the UK we are the umbrella partner of HSBC Golf Roots. This grassroots junior development initiative promotes the sport in schools, the community and golf clubs across the country, using golf to teach important life skills such as confidence, resilience and emotional wellbeing.

For more about HSBC Golf Roots and to find your nearest junior friendly facility please visit

The 149th Open Global Range Challenge with TopGolf and Toptracer Presented by HSBC

The R&A and HSBC are giving budding golfers the chance to take on a 9-Shot Challenge at Royal St. George’s during the week of The Open so they can show off their golfing prowess and win a selection of prizes.

For a chance to play the famous links course virtually, golfers need to visit a participating Topgolf venue or Toptracer Range location or play at home on the WGT app from 10-18 July.

After selecting the 9-Shot Challenge, participants can opt-in to the Sweepstakes and hit all 9 of their best approach shots on nine different virtual golf holes at Royal St. George’s for their chance to win.

One lucky grand prize winner (selected at random) will take home a pin flag courtesy of The Open signed by this year’s Champion Golfer and a $150 (approx. £110) prepaid card. Two other randomly selected players will also win a $150 prepaid card.

HSBC Golf Zone

The HSBC Golf Zone located in the Championship Village provides Spectators the opportunity to take part in a 3 shot challenge on simulators. Guests will hit approach shots into the 6th, 17th and 18th holes at Royal St. George’s with the chance to win an array of daily prizes. There will also be the opportunity to play against HSBC Ambassadors Tim Henman and Brian O’Driscoll.

The HSBC Golf Zone is open to all Spectators and free to enter.

HSBC Customers

The HSBC Customer Refuel is located within the main Spectator Village and provides HSBC Customers a place to recharge with some refreshments and take a breather from the live action. A range of drinks and snacks will be available to purchase, including locally sourced Kentish ice-cream and berries. TV screens will show live golf and there will be scheduled visits from HSBC Ambassadors Tim Henman and Brian O’Driscoll, as well as complimentary items on offer while stocks last. Here, you can also find out the details of the HSBC 10,000 step challenge, and prizes will be awarded to the first 100 customers per day who take part.

The HSBC Customer Refuel outdoor lounge will be open to all HSBC Customers (including M&S Money and First Direct) plus one guest.

Addressing homelessness

In partnership with Shelter, and other UK and local charities, HSBC are helping people without a fixed home address to open a bank account. This gives them a safe place to keep and spend money received from work or benefits, as well as a way to spend or save towards their future.

HSBC Shelter

HSBC's Global Golf Programme

HSBC’s global commitment to golf encompasses all levels of the game, from grassroots to elite. HSBC is a patron of The Open Championship and this partnership with The R&A creates a centre of gravity to a golf portfolio that spans HSBC's key markets. In Asia, HSBC spearheaded the arrival of world-class golf events with its flagship WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. Both events are renowned as ‘Asia’s Majors’. Since 2011, HSBC has co-title sponsored the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which is one of the biggest events on the European PGA Tour.  

Underpinning our elite events is our unwavering commitment to future generations through investment and support of junior development initiatives. Since its debut in 2007, the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Programme has put golf clubs in the hands of over 110,000 children and helped inspire new role models with graduates of the programme now amongst the world’s elite players. In the UK, we have supported The Golf Foundation for 10 years. HSBC Golf Roots has reached over 5 million children, with 500k receiving a taster session from a PGA Pro in their school, and more than 250k visiting a golf club. The initiative uses golf to teach important life skills such as confidence, resilience and mental well-being. Our partnership with the Singapore Golf Association (SGA) through The HSBC Youth Golf Challenge nurtures a group of successful golfers. The HSBC Future Falcons in Abu Dhabi has introduced over 80,000 boys and girls to the game of golf.  This programme provides the next generation inclusive access to the game of golf, and 41% of participants are Emirati and 80% have never played golf before.

Rickie Fowler