Sports

They're ready for the big gig

CODY LIM

  • Age: 22
  • Occupation: 
Just completed National Service
  • Handicap: 0.5

What does it mean to you to represent Singapore?

I've played in the Malaysian Amateur Open, but this World Golf Championship (WGC) will be the biggest golf tournament I will be competing in.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I used to play table tennis competitively and, when I was in the Singapore Sports School, I represented Singapore in age-group tournaments.

What is the your proudest moment in golf?

Winning the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) WGC Finals and qualifying for the WGC.

What are your strengths and weaknesses in the game?

I can hit the ball slightly longer than the average golfer, but my short game is my weakness.

What do you love about the sport?

I'm used to being individualistic, so golf is the perfect sport for me as I can play it by myself.

SUSHMINDER SINGH

  • Age: 43
  • Occupation: 
Prison officer
  • Handicap: 7

What does it mean to you to represent Singapore?

It's a first for me and a dream come true.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I'm a Singapore citizen now but I was from Johor, where I used to be a state hockey player in the 80s.

What is the your proudest moment in golf?

To win the SPH-WGC and representing Singapore in South Africa.

What are your strengths and weaknesses in the game?

My iron-play is strong but my weakness is my chipping.

What do you love about the sport?

It's a one-man show, you play to satisfy yourself. 

KO YEO

  • Age: 65
  • Occupation: Constructive engineering director
  • Handicap: 12.9 

What does it mean to you to represent Singapore?

I'm surprised to make it (as second reserve), but it's also a proud moment to be able to do so.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I have one son, one daughter and three grandsons.

What is the your proudest moment in golf?

I have two holes-in-one. My first was in 1999 in Malacca and the second was last year at the National Service Resort and Country Club (NSRCC) in Kranji. It's like striking lottery.

What are your strengths and weaknesses in the game?

My iron-play is my strength. My putting is inconsistent because I often use my wrist instead of my shoulders.

What do you love about the sport?

I used to play golf for networking. Now it's a hobby for me to relax and keep fit.

TAN HORNG CHIANG

  • Age: 57
  • Occupation: 
Army supplies proprietor
  • Handicap: 16.5

What does it mean to you to represent Singapore?

It's an honour, it feels good. No pressure, I'll just enjoy the experience.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I'm talkative, sociable and easy-going.

What is your proudest moment in golf?

Shooting a couple of 75s at NSRCC.

What are your strengths and weaknesses in the game?

My putting and short game are pretty consistent, but my driving is erratic.

What do you love about the sport?

In golf, you get to see and enjoy different courses, scenery and locations.

DAVID SEOW

  • Age: 29
  • Occupation: 
Banker
  • Handicap: 20

What does it mean to you to represent Singapore?

I'm going to take this opportunity very seriously and hopefully bring back some glory for Singapore.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I love cooking and my friends and I have set up a restaurant at Duxton called Labyrinth.

What is the your proudest moment in golf?

Getting my only hole-in-one when I was 14. It was during the Asean inter-school games and I saw my shot trickle in at Sembawang Country Club's 18th hole.

What are your strengths and weaknesses in the game?

I don't lose my temper even if I'm not having a good game. My weakness is I tend to hit the ball high, which could prove a problem with the strong winds in South Africa.

What do you love about the sport?

It allows me to spend time playing golf with my dad. We play every weekend and go on golf holidays together.