As Patron of The Open, HSBC will have a range of activities on offer in the Spectator Village at Royal Portrush from Monday 15th through to Sunday 21st July. The HSBC Golf Zone will yet again offer fun activities for all the family, suitable for all golfing abilities and free of charge to all spectators. All spectators can access their money, free of charge, from our ATM’s.
HSBC Customers can take advantage of the HSBC Customer Lounge which provides a place to relax and shelter from the elements!
The One Handed Chip Challenge
This year we have launched our latest social challenge titled the #OneHandedChip. The video heroes Rory O’Connor, a young golfer from Northern Ireland who two years ago starred in our #10StepChip challenge. Rory has cerebral palsy, paralysing the right side of his body meaning he plays golf one-handed, but he doesn’t allow that to stop him playing the sport he loves. As The Open returns to his home of Northern Ireland for the first time in nearly 70 years, we thought it would be great to get him involved to show the all-inclusive nature of golf. The challenge is designed for golfers and no golfers and simply requires you to select on object, pace out 10 steps and chip the ball into the object using one hand.
So film your attempt and upload it to Twitter or Instagram using #OneHandedChip and tagging @HSBC_Sport to be in with a chance of winning tickets to The Open in 2020 at Royal St. George's.
To celebrate the 148th Open at Royal Portrush and help encourage the next generation of golfers, the HSBC Hour is back!
HSBC is offering FREE golf sessions to junior golfers and their friends and families at over 500 clubs across the UK and Ireland from 15th – 21st July. HSBC Hours all over the UK and Ireland will involve fun games and activities for everyone to enjoy. There will also be some fun giveaways for those taking part while stocks last.
For more information visit the HSBC Hour webpage here.
To celebrate The 148th Open at Royal Portrush and help encourage the next generation of golfers, the HSBC Hour is back!
HSBC Golf Roots
HSBC Golf Roots is The Golf Foundation's national development programme which promotes the sport in schools, helps youngsters into clubs, and uses golf to promote important life skills such as honesty and respect. The initiative’s aim is to make the benefits of golf available to young people and help them to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in the sport. The Golf Foundation works with schools, community organisations and clubs by providing adapted equipment, training workshops, resources, grants and support from a network of Regional Development Officers. HSBC has been the title sponsor of this development programme since 2011. For the past two years, the development programme has succeeded in its strategic aim to introduce 500,000 children and young people to the game.
The Golf Foundation's 'Skills for Life' concept has been successfully delivered through community activity in schools, clubs and HSBC Golf Roots Centres in the UK, in a bid to give young people the opportunity to experience the benefits that golf has to offer. The programme's goal is to ensure that over 50,000 young people progress through the doors of a golf club each year and that 15,000 become regular players.
HSBC Golf Zone
The HSBC Golf Zone is a not-to-be missed Open experience. All spectators can visit for free – there are so many activities to participate in and great prizes up for grabs. This year, the HSBC Golf Zone will take spectators on a journey of innovation, highlighting how technology has advanced golf over the years. Starting in the R&A Heritage area, explore how balls, clubs and other golf equipment has evolved over the past 100+ years. Take a tour of the 4-hole ‘Putt the UK’ mini golf course. Find your perfect swing with the golf robot. Select from three historic moments in Open Championship history to see if you can perform better than the pro on the golf simulator. Capture your stroboscopic golf swing photo and practise your chipping skills to light up ‘Dunluce Castle’. These are just some examples of the fun, challenging and new activities available this year for all ages to try. HSBC Ambassadors Tim Henman and Brian O’Driscoll will also be back, making daily visits to the HSBC Golf Zone.
The HSBC Customer Lounge is the place for HSBC Customers to relax and unwind at The Open. TV screens will show live golf and there will scheduled visits by HSBC Ambassadors Tim Henman and Brian O’Driscoll, as well as complimentary items on offer while stocks last. The HSBC Customer Lounge is open to all HSBC customers plus one guest each. You can access your money, free of charge, from our ATM’s as well as discuss any business or personal requirements with our advisers.