2014 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am to be held Oct 24-26
Hollywood‘s A-list will be joining the world’s top golfers for a week of golf, glamour and gala events at the third Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Oct. 24-26, 2014. The event represents a match of sports and entertainment legends, congregating at Mission Hills China, the world’s largest golf resort. Held on the tropical island of Hainan, which has been called China’s Hawaii, the players will enjoy world-class amenities, including the world’s largest spa and mineral springs.
Among the stars competing for golf glory will be Morgan Freeman, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Nicole Kidman and Kenny G. Basketball legend Yao Ming will be returning for the second year in a row, bringing national and global attention to the event, further fueling the rapidly growing popularity of golf in China.
Pros and Celebrities Tee Off
Top golfers at the tournament will include 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, multiple Major winners Gary Player and Greg Norman, ex-Masters champion Ian Woosnam, former Open Championship winner Darren Clarke and Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley.
Celebrities will be partnering with golf pros for the tournament, which will take place over the weekend. The teams will face off over two rounds of four-ball, in which the best shot advances the team for every stroke. While assisting their celebrity partners, the professional golfers will compete for an individual prize of a million dollars.
Participants in the tournament are, understandably, looking forward to the event. "I’m incredibly excited to be taking part in the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am in China," said Jessica Alba. "I’m really looking forward to enjoying the incredible facilities at Mission Hills."
A Spectacular Setting
The five-star Mission Hills Golf and Resort Complexes in Shenzhen, Dongguan and Haikou feature twenty-two, 18-hole resort and championship courses designed by golf’s greatest legends and architects. Mission Hills is the cradle of golf in China, and has hosted more than 100 international tournaments, including five editions of the World Cup of Golf and the WGC-HSBC Champions.
The world-class facilities at Mission Hills China will make this event far more than a simple golf tournament. Aside from being the world’s largest golf club, Mission Hills also boasts the world’s largest spa and mineral springs among its expansive menu of luxury facilities.
The visiting celebrities will truly experience star treatment in this uniquely grandiose setting. Not only will they be well-rested, relaxed and glowing from the spa, but they will also get a taste of world-class cuisine. The A-listers will feast on an array of tantalizing dining options, including local Cantonese cuisine, western and eastern fusion and enjoy a dozen restaurants, bars, lounges and cafes.
A Cultural Celebration
Also attending the event as observers will be the heavy hitters of China’s booming film industry, who will be celebrating the recent opening of Mission Hills Movie Town. The film-themed complex and brain child of famed Chinese director Feng Xiaogang features state-of-the-art film studios, an array of shopping and dining options and countless other entertainment and leisure activities. The attraction also features vintage street settings from Feng’s classic movies, paying homage to the only Chinese director with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am showcases an intersection of the shifting tastes in leisure among the Chinese. A few years ago, one would have been hard pressed to find an event centered exclusively on golf and the film industry in China, and now it has become the leading event in Chinese entertainment.
It’s no mystery why A-listers, pro golfers, film tycoons and avid fans of each will be readily making the trip to Mission Hills for the World Celebrity Pro-Am. Win or lose, these stars are bound to have an amazing trip.
SOURCE: Indianapolis Recorder
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