Posted by: Rolf | February 27, 2011

China’s first-generation golfers

While China’s first-generation golfers struggled to go from caddying to the clubroom, the country’s future superstars on the fairways are nurtured by parental support and investment. Tang Yue eyes two prodigies.

Liang Wenchong may have had a late start as a teenager, but some children in China are swinging their clubs before they are even toddling steadily. Most of them are guided by parents with an avid interest in the sport.

Take, for example Shi Yuting – one of the most promising young golfers though barely in her teens. She had already played former world champion Ai Miyazato when she was just 9 years old.

At last year’s HSBC National Junior Championship, Shi Yuting won a place in the Shanghai pro-am, at which she matched American star Phil Mickelson and beat Australia’s former top-10 player Adam Scott over a par-three hole.

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See you at the first tee…

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