Nick Faldo

Easing the learning curve

Three-times Masters champion Nick Faldo spent time at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final imparting advice to Guan Tianlang. Photos: Andy Jones

It's only when Guan Tianlang sits down that his tender years become apparent and you begin to question whether the enormity of the situation that is upon him has well and truly sunk in.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:20am

Wind in his sails

Rory McIlroy's hopes of winning a first UBS Hong Kong Open crown soared high in the strong early-morning winds which swept through Fanling on the opening day of the showpiece tournament.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vietnam tees up future

Vietnam, which already boasts some impressive courses, is shaping up as a new golfing paradise, especially in the heritage-rich Central Coast region.

Fast developing as an international luxury tourism hot spot, this region has launched two world-class golf courses in the past two years, with more in the pipeline.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Mission Hills chief slips away quietly

Mission Hills founder and chairman David Chu Shu-ho kept as low a profile in death as he did in life. The funeral was held in Hong Kong this week of the pioneer of golf on the mainland and one of the most powerful people in the game after he lost his fight with cancer. He was 61.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


You don't have to like golf to visit Mission Hills -which sprawls north of Shenzhen just over the border from Hong Kong- but it helps.

Recognised by Guinness World Records, it is the world's largest golf course, with 216 holes -which works out at 12, 18-hole courses.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Monty keeps mum on Ryder Cup list

Forget the skeletons in the closet - Colin Montgomerie wasn't revealing the secrets held in his drawer either yesterday.

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Lam blitzes field to set up another date with Faldo

Sixteen-year-old Steven Lam Tsz-fung served up a master-class to Hong Kong's professionals and amateurs alike as he strolled to victory in the Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course yesterday.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

It's as real as it gets - your very own high-tech home simulator for just under US$80,000

What do you buy the golfer who has everything? How about a simulator that is about as real as it gets.

You only need 250 square feet of space - and a cool US$80,000.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Kate's a pro on and off the course

Sometimes people behind the scenes know their sport as well as the players. Fitting this bill is Kate Burton, who is working for Brand Rapport, the company charged with handling the PR for UBS during the event.

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Bad-boy Daly eyes fresh start at HK Open

American joins Race to Dubai in new attempt to get career back on track

'Wild Thing' John Daly has come out of the blue - and jail - to add the X factor to next week's 50th edition of the UBS Hong Kong Open.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ryder Cup picks were trying experience: Faldo

Nick Faldo's spoken of the difficulty of finalising his Ryder Cups wildcard picks and has backed Darren Clarke to respond positively to his omission.

Faldo revealed on Sunday evening that Ian Poulter and Paul Casey were the two men he would be taking to Valhalla as his captain's picks.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Cutting it fine

England's Nick Faldo clung on to make his first halfway cut on the European Tour since 2004, despite stumbling over the closing holes. Faldo, 50, who carded a credible two-under 68 on the first day, looked to be cruising along.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Faldo's mind games

Nick Faldo made an impressive start with a two-under-par round of 68 yesterday. 'I hit a lot of good shots and a few bad ones today, but that happens when you don't play for a long time,' said Faldo. 'Nothing was automatic today, I had to push myself to keep it going.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A big man with big hopes for his star employer ... that's Nick Faldo's caddy

It's not often Nick Faldo feels overshadowed - at about 1.93 metres, the six-time major champion's physical presence on the golf course is as commanding as his stellar playing record.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Ko seals his place in HK Open

Amateur ready to take on the big guns

Up-and-coming golfer, Jimmy Ko Ming-chak, won the UBS Hong Kong Open qualifying tournament in Fanling earlier this month.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am