2017 represented the 34th edition of the HKPGA Championship, an event first played in 1974, and Ageas has been title sponsors for seven consecutive years before. Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited was renamed as FTLife Insurance Company Limited after being acquired in 2016. Thus, the company actually was the title sponsors for eighth year in succession.
The 54-hole tournament was played in its traditional format of visiting three different courses. The New Course at Hong Kong Golf Club hosted the first round; the Eden Course at Fanling was the venue for the second round, while Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club was selected for the all-important final round. And the prize fund stayed as the same as last year’s record-equalling HK$500,000.