Golf: Top Chinese female golfer Feng Shanshan meets local underprivileged kids

Top China female golfer Feng Shanshan (back row, fourth from left) met with some 24 underprivileged children at Kaki Bukit Community Centre pavilion on Monday, Feb 24, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: CHUA SIANG YEE
Top China female golfer Feng Shanshan (back row, fourth from left) met with some 24 underprivileged children at Kaki Bukit Community Centre pavilion on Monday, Feb 24, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: CHUA SIANG YEE

Top China female golfer Feng Shanshan met with some 24 underprivileged children at Kaki Bukit Community Centre pavilion on Monday afternoon.

The event was part of HSBC's Corporate Responsibility Challenge, and saw the world No. 6 share insight on her struggles as a sickly child, how she picked up golf in a bid to stay healthy, and how she balanced golf and studies while growing up in Guangzhou.

Feng is in town for the HSBC Women's Champions tournament, which takes place from this Thursday till Sunday at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course.

The 24-year-old shot to fame when she became the first Chinese to win a LPGA major - the 2012 LPGA Championship. She said that she plans to open a golf academy back home, and possibly in Singapore.

She added: "I was lucky to have so many people helping me when I was younger, which allowed me to use the range for free. That's why I enjoy doing community work like these. I want to give back and help young golfers."