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Volvo China Open

Chinese in plan to bring rival groups together

China, for so long out of the golfing mainstream, will this week attempt to play the role of peace-maker in Asia's increasingly cut-throat and confusing professional scene.

Saturday, 1 June, 1996, 12:00am

Players find Beijing traffic the first hazard

Life in the Beijing fast lane has not been easy for competitors or organisers at the US$400,000 Volvo China Open.

For many players the problem has not been negotiating the hazards on the 6,956-yard Beijing International Golf Club layout, but those along the route to the club, some 45 kilometres north of the capital.

1 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Fretes set for Open defence

Paraguayan Raul Fretes has issued a pre-tournament warning to the pretenders to his Volvo China Open title.

'I'm feeling good and I'm looking to put up a strong defence,' said Fretes following yesterday's practice round for the US$400,000 event at the Beijing International Golf Club which tees-off tomorrow.

29 May 1996 - 12:00am

Cheng learns to deal with great expectations

AS he trudged off the first green in the opening round of last week's World Cup of Golf, Cheng Jun wished the ground would open in front of him and swallow him up.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Chinese pros set to cash in again

ANOTHER bumper payday beckons for Chinese golfers Zhang Lianwei and Cheng Jun.

The Shenzhen-based duo have been confirmed as China's representatives for the US$1.2 million Heineken World Cup of Golf at Mission Hills Golf Club from November 9-12. As hosts, China have been included among the 24 exempt nations for the tournament that features two-man teams from 32 countries.

10 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Fretes wins first Open with back to the Wall

WITH the Great Wall providing an appropriate backdrop, Raul Fretes yesterday scaled new heights of excellence to write his name into golfing history as the first winner of the Volvo China Open.

Displaying an accomplished technique and a calm nerve, the 29-year-old Paraguayan fired a faultless closing round of four-under-par 68 at the Beijing International Golf Club.

1 May 1995 - 12:00am

New tour to spread news

SPREADING the golfing gospel will be one of the major missions of next month's inaugural Volvo China Tour.

Speaking at a pre-tour press conference in Shenzhen yesterday, Cui Zhiqiang, secretary-general of the China Golf Association (CGA), said he believed the circuit would prove an important vehicle in the promotion and development of the game in China.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am


NEGOTIATIONS are under way with mainland Chinese television stations for coverage of the inaugural Volvo China Tour, writes Spencer Robinson.

In addition to highlight programmes on STAR TV, tour organisers are confident of securing air time on Guangdong TV and CCTV.

20 Jan 1995 - 12:00am