Professional Golfer

Breaking the grass ceiling

WHEN PEONY CHOI Kai-ping established Hong Kong's first Chinese-language golf publication in 1994, the media professional had barely stepped on a fairway.

Tuesday, 22 August, 2006, 12:00am

Bubbly par for bosses and pros

For dozens of executives from Hong Kong and Macau, there's no better excuse to take a mid-week break than a pro-am game of golf at the Macau Golf and Country Club, in the run-up to the Macau Open.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

Young pro chips away at record book

The future of Chinese golf can be found most readily on the courses of southern China. One of the brightest stars to come out of the region is Liang Wen- chong - the name most will mention when speaking of China's brightest golfing stars.

22 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Working towards excellence

It's not only on the fairways where standards are rising in golf in Asia. Off the course, too, golfing establishments around the region are rapidly making up ground on their counterparts in Europe and the United States.

22 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Turning golf pro a stroke of luck

If the parents of China's top golfer had had their way, Zhang Lianwei would be driving taxis instead of driving off from the tee.

'They thought being a taxi driver would be a more lucrative job,' says Zhang who fortunately persevered with golf. He says his parents, who are farmers, are now happy with his choice.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Golf part of corporate course

UNTIL recently, those wishing to impress business partners with a few rounds of golf had to wait in line to use Hong Kong's six busy, and expensive, courses. Now Hong Kong golfers are spoilt for choice with more than a dozen new clubs vying for their attention across the border in Southern China where lush golf courses have replaced what were once placid paddy fields.

3 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Zhang Lianwei

ZHANG Lianwei, who is about to become one of first professional golfers from China to play on the tour circuit, almost took up tenpin bowling instead of golf, writes Norideen Kitchell.

Zhang was told by China's sports planners to choose between the two sports when he completed his studies at the Zhuhai Sports Institute nine years ago.

7 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Centre jockeys for more prominence

THE Golf Centre at the Royal Hongkong Jockey Club Sha Tin Racecourse is teeing up for a swing at broadening its appeal and attracting more custom.

Since its opening in September last year, the centre has remained a little-known sporting resource.

30 May 1993 - 12:00am