The mainland's top professional golfer, Liang Wenchong, conducted a coaching clinic for members of the city's Special Olympics squad at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling last Thursday. Liang took time off to give 14 players some valuable tips as they prepare for the 2011 Special Olympics in Athens in June. The Chinese star was in town to take part in the 2010 UBS Hong Kong Open, which was held at the Hong Kong Golf Club from November 18-21. As the mainland's number one golfer, Liang said he wants to do a better job of promoting the sport. He said he would spend time coaching children and aspiring golfers even though he had a busy schedule. 'Hopefully I will be able to identify more talent in the sport,' he said. Speaking about Asia's golf scene, Liang said all the countries in the region should work together to promote the sport. They should build more public golf courses and give youth more opportunities to participate in the sport, he added. 'There are lots of great golf courses on the mainland and each one has a different design, different environment and different difficulties, so it's hard to pick one that is my favourite,' Liang said. 'Lots of businessmen have taken up the sport and encourage their kids to join them.' Alan Lau Yik-lum, 22, a member of the Hong Kong Special Olympics squad, was happy to meet Liang. Lau, who suffers from Down's syndrome, said: 'I had fun. It was great to learn from coach Liang. I felt really comfortable. This is a very valuable experience for me. Liang is a really good role model for young players.' Golf has done Lau a lot of good since he first played it in 2006.