She is keyed up for SPH Golf Singapore qualifiers
She didn't need a second invitation to sign up for the SPH Golf Singapore qualifiers of the World Amateur Golf Championships, presented by Centurion.
Human resource and administrative manager Jean Chan, a 10-handicapper in her 50s who has played the sport for a decade, said: "It really is an attractive deal.
"Look at it this way: The entry fee is $480, you get to play a round on the beautiful Tampines Course at Tanah Merah Country Club, another round if you qualify for the final, and you get a goodie bag packed with exciting items.
"The Ice watch, in particular, is nice and trendy, and something I would definitely wear out, whether it is on the course or for daily use."
Indeed, the goodie bag - worth over $750 - includes an Ice Chrono Electrik watch worth $300, a Fenix Golf shirt worth $89, two sleeves of Titleist golf balls costing $28, and golfing vouchers from Dalat at 1200 and Laguna Bintan worth $150 each.
A BMW 7 Series is up for grabs as the hole-in-one prize.
The Singapore qualifiers will be held on July 20 and 26 at TMCC Tampines, with the national finals held on Aug 2 at TMCC's Garden Course.
The Singapore qualifiers will be played across five divisions based on a golfer's handicap: A (0-5.4), B (5.5-10.4), C (10.5-15.4), D (15.5-20.4) and E (20.5-25.4), with the winner of each division going on to represent Singapore at the WAGC Finals in Durban from Oct 22 to 29.
To register, go to www.tnp.sg/wagc
Besides the value-for-money goodie bag, Chan also has her sights set on becoming the first woman to represent Singapore at the WAGC Finals.
"There are not many global events like this for amateur golfers like us. So this is a rare opportunity to represent the country and experience what it is like to play with the best amateurs in our country and worldwide," said Chan, an Orchid Country Club member who practises every other day and stands out because of her spiky blue hair.
"I love a good challenge and I think it takes a good all-round game to make it through the qualifiers and win the Singapore final. The Tampines Course is good and it is manageable for ladies.
"I think I hit a good driver, but I will be practising hard to improve my short game as I think it will play a big part in this tournament."