Posted by: Rolf | April 8, 2011

Teeing off to a bright future

Teachers use golf to sharpen social, etiquette skills of Chinese students. Understanding sports is considered essential for living in the global society. But teachers in China are now taking this a step further and using golf lessons to hone the social and etiquette skills of their students.

Liao Zebin is just eight years old, but has already developed such an eye and skill for golf that belies his young age. Even more surprising is that most schoolchildren of his age in China would have hardly even heard or seen much of golf and the game.

Thanks to an initiative by the Shanghai-based Yongchang Private School, golf is now a mandatory course for Grade One and Two students at the school since the last semester. For many like Liao, the only child of a working-class family in the city, golf was always seen as a rich man’s sport that required specialized training and skills.

Read more at Teeing off to a bright future

See you at the first tee…

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