This hopefully bodes well for my forthcoming book (due out sometime next year from Oneworld Publications), from which my Unsavory Elements chapter is loosely adapted.
“On this week’s Golf Show we hear from Dan Washburn who is an expert on golf in China, where there has been a recent boom in the sport.”
I’d like to be able to say, “I knew this kid would be making headlines from the moment I met him.” But, to be completely honest, I didn’t event remember meeting him. If not for this tweet from a writer in Beijing, I’d still have no idea that I first wrote about Guan Tianlang — […]
We all know golf doesn’t make its Olympic return until 2016, but …
The Globe and Mail interviewed me about recent stories in the Chinese media linking China’s golf course boom with the country’s drought problems.
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 […]
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, […]