So Hot, So Pretty - HSBC Women's Champions


While the PGA Tour is in Phoenix getting ready for the annual boisterous bacchanalia golf tournament known as the Phoenix Open, another tour on the other side of the planet is... collectively painting orchids on silk?

I know. That comparison sounds totally Mars/Venus doesn't it? But peinture sur soie is just one of many activities top LPGA golfers are taking part in leading up the HSBC Women's Champions later this week.

There'll be VIP galas and evening events with sponsors. Plus, Singapore has some of the best shopping and dining in the world, and they just opened The Resorts World Sentosa, a huge entertainment and resort complex.

Fifty-four of the top fifty-five players from the 2009 LPGA Official Money List will be in Singapore for the event. Defending champion Jiyai Shin, World Number One Lorena Ochoa, US Number One Cristie Kerr and Sunday's winner Ai Miyazato all took up paint brushes in lieu of putters yesterday, along with avid artist Michelle Wie. They each put their own personal touch on a single orchid in the batik painting that will commemorate this year's tournament.

HSBC is a great supporter of golf and runs quite a number of programs to develop young golfers. You can read about them on the tournament website. Oh, and there's an HSBC Women's Championship Facebook page. too.