When I try to convince more than one of you to play Fantasy Golf with me for free. Last year, I successfully coaxed my former sports editor in Georgia to join my Yahoo league. And you know what? I finished in the top two. Want to help us battle it out this year? Go here. […]
Following up on last month’s segment, CNN has once again turned its cameras on Zhou Xunshu, the peasant-farmer-turned-security-guard-turned-professional-golfer who plays a major role in my upcoming book about the development of golf in China. CNN’s latest short piece is entitled “The rise of Chongqing” — but it’s all about Zhou. To learn more about Zhou, […]
CNN’s Living Golf program posted a series of stories about golf in China earlier this month. For the most part, they did a fine job and offer the viewer a decent overview of what’s going on here — or as much of an overview as you could expect in around 15 minutes. Sure there is […]
China Radio International’s Beyond Beijing reports that Chinese Groupon clones have “put golf within reach of ordinary people.” That’s not really true — the 58 kuai deal (around US$8.72) mentioned in the story is for a session at a driving range, not 18 holes on a golf course — but it’s interesting nonetheless. Perhaps it […]
I mentioned this on Twitter last month, but am just now finally getting around to posting about it here. Zhou Xunshu, the security-guard-turned-pro-golfer I first wrote about for ESPN.com back in 2007 and whose inspiring story plays prominently in my upcoming book, was featured on CNN in November in a piece about Chongqing (Zhou’s adopted […]
Short on elite players but (very) long on perks, the Asian Amateur is a bold experiment by two of the game’s most powerful entities.
David Chu, patriarch of the Mission Hills family, will receive KPMG’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Golf Business Forum next April in Dubai. The award has been around since 2006 and is “dedicated the ambassadors of the game and business of golf.” Chu joins a prestigious group of past winners: Gary Player, Ken Schofield, […]
Some were skeptical when they started calling it “Asia’s Major” back in 2005, but scan the list of entries for this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai and it’s increasingly difficult to argue the validity of that claim. PGATour.com columnist Rob Bolton points out that eight of the top 10 golfers in the world, and […]
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama cruised to a win in the second Asian Amateur Championship, earning a berth in the 2011 Masters.
A quick post to notify you that I likely won’t be posting much here for the coming weeks. I do have some good excuses this time, however. This evening I am off for an eight-day trip to rural China, where I will be conducting research for my book (of which I will have some good […]