|The Award was created in 2009 to recognize Dr. David Chu’s outstanding contributions to the growth of golf in China. Dr. Chu died Aug. 12, 2011 in Hong Kong.|
Dr. Chu was considered by many as the father of golf in China. Dr. Chu founded Mission Hills Golf Club in 1992, confident in his belief that China’s thriving economy would give rise to a domestic golf and leisure industry. A little more than 15 years after breaking ground, Mission Hills has grown into the world’s largest golf club and is leading the golf boom gripping China.
The award is an 8-centimer-by-8-millimeter bronze medal bearing Dr. Chu’s likeness and featuring text in English and Chinese on either side. It is anticipated that in future years the award will be given in Dr. Chu’s name to other worthy recipients who have been instrumental in developing golf in China.
- 2009 Dr. David Chu
- 2010 No Award Given
- 2011 Peter Dawson
- 2012 No Award Given
- 2013 No Award Given
- 2014 No Award Given