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Golf: China's Feng Shan Shan shares tips with primary students

24-year-old Feng Shan Shan, in Singapore for the HSBC Women's Champions tournament, still remembers her humble beginnings, and is eager to give back to society.

SINGAPORE: She is the first ever China-born female golfer to win a major tournament on the LPGA Tour.

24-year-old Feng Shan Shan, in Singapore for the HSBC Women's Champions tournament, still remembers her humble beginnings, and is eager to give back to society.

"I always like to help all the kids. I am going to open my academy in China later, so I will be a player for a few more years and maybe I will actually become a coach, so I really enjoy helping all the kids," she said.

Feng, currently ranked World No.6, spoke to a few lucky young Singaporeans, on how she overcame the odds to excel in her sport.

As part of the bank's Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the event was attended by 14 kids from the Bedok North Moral Family Centre.

Joining Feng was another rising female golfer from China, Janet Li, and Singapore's lone qualifier for the tournament, Amanda Tan.

Besides sharing golf tips, the stars also obliged with autographs.

Siti Quraisyah, 11-year-old from Opera Estate Primary School, said: "I like to play golf because they train my mind, because you have to focus in front of the hole."

Emile Lim, 9-year-old from East Coast Primary School, said: "Very fun, very exciting and also very hard to play."

Away from the community activities, Feng Shan Shan and the two other golfers will be joining 60 other female golfers from around the world for the HSBC Women's Champions tournament.

The event kick-starts on Thursday at Sentosa Golf course which is staging it for the second time. 

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