Green lawns and sand traps are now replacing ancient villages and tropical forests on Hainan Island. Necessary development? Or something else?
On the once-pristine tropical island of Hainan, the world’s biggest golf club is taking shape. Which is curious, given that few Chinese people and there is a ban on building courses.
As China readied to host a $7 million WGC event, local golf pros who pioneered the sport face a new reality: The party may be winding down for them.
Stories from the tournament which ended in a showdown between Mickelson and Woods.
This magazine piece on golf and the environment doesn’t discuss China, but you still may want to check it out.
My story from the September 2009 issue of Silkroad, the in-flight magazine of Hong Kong-based airline Dragonair.
My story about China’s next generation of golfing talent, from the Spring 2009 issue of Omega Lifetime magazine (Chinese edition).
This is the last installment of my series of stories on pro golf in China.
That’s the headline of my story for ESPN.com about Omega China Tour golfer Zhou Xunshu, who I have had the pleasure of spending a considerable amount of time with over the past seven months or so. Here’s the first few paragraphs: In 1984, when China ushered in its first modern-day golf course, Zhou Xunshu was […]
Check out my latest for ESPN.com here. A taste: But while buckets of cash can build record-setting golf facilities — at 216 holes, Mission Hills is the world’s largest — and bring in top-shelf talent — the HSBC event boasted the strongest field ever assembled in Asia — such achievements do little to advance China’s […]