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Golf World Cup China

According to reports the two golf powerhouses of golf in China are to arrange a meeting to try and stop a prize money contest in China. Tenniel Chu a golf tycoon is worried about upsetting the worlds golfing authorities by staging non sanctioned events and attracting top golfers with high dollar appearance money offers, let alone the massive total prize money.

TENNIEL Chu has called for a cap on prizemoney in China to safeguard the sport’s traditions after a sudden surge in rich tournaments threatened to spark a purse war.

The golf tycoon was speaking after an extraordinary month, when players visiting China took home $US19.5 million ($19.55m) in prizemoney, including golf’s biggest winner’s cheque, along with millions of dollars in appearance fees.

“The last thing we want is to blow up expectations, given the (recent) appearance fees and purses,” Chu, whose family owns China’s Mission Hills golf resorts, said during last week’s World Cup at Hainan Island, won by the US team of Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland. “China has deep pockets but the last thing we want to do is to raise financial expectations to levels which are non-proportional to tradition and established events.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au

 

I was very interested to hear that Ping have stored away in a vault 2600 gold putters. As we are a golf equipment company ourselves, I think it is great idea.

Ping (of the famous Ping Golf Clubs) have gone overboard with the idea of golden putters. Apparently, for every Ping putter that produces a win on tour, the company creates a gold plated version of the same model that was used by the player.

Over the years, this has meant that over 2,600 Gold Plated putters and clubs have been created and they are all stored in the same vault. Golfing legend Seve Ballesteros alone is said to have a record 46 gold plated clubs inside the safe. While most of the clubs inside are putters, in 1986, Bob Tway holed a bunker shot see off the challenge of Greg Norman in the USPGA Championship – and Solheim honoured the shot by making a gold-plated wedge and storing it in the Putter Vault.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ping-and-their-2600-gold-golf-putters-2011-11#ixzz1f7FVlF2B

 

 

Golf World Cup

The Golf World cup was a really great event which was broadcast around the world from China. Graeme McDowell mention how important winning the cup was, to have the opportunity to have his name on the cup alongside some of the greats in the golfing world. He also thinks changing to a biennial was a good decision.

By Bernie McGuire

HAIKOU, China | Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:54am EST

(Reuters) – The World Cup has gained extra prestige after changing to a biennial rather than an annual team event, according to 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.

“I said two years ago I felt the World Cup was lacking respect but this year’s field seems a lot stronger than it has in years gone by,” the Northern Irishman told reporters at Mission Hills on Tuesday.

“It is great to see teams supporting it. When you look at the flags at the back of the practice range and you see guys like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have won it, it kind of puts in perspective what kind of event this is.

“Given it is now a biennial event it gives guys perhaps a little extra time to prepare and get their schedules ready and come and support this event because it is special and you’ll be having your names alongside some very special names if you win.”

Bill & Melinda Gates

I hear that Bill and Melinda Gates are to invest in golfing apparell

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.consultingcase101.com/bill-melinda-gates-to-invest-in-golf-apparel-business/&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAIoATALOANA3-rM9gRIAVgAYgVlbi1OWg&cd=Y69BDTQZook&usg=AFQjCNERc7PuQNxWlHVzrPmEOHEtQgKGig

White Dragon Golf is also entering into this field in the future and have some new designs in the pipeline. If Melinda would like to form a partnership inthis new venture please contact us. info@whitedragongolf.com Would also like to hear from any other interested investors.

Golf World Cup China

The World Cup of Golf is a great competition and congratulations to the U.S.A. for their win. The only sad event was the failure of winner Matt Kuchar to remove his cap when shaking hands with his fellow competitors. This sad act seems to happen more often these days and the result is the eroding of golf etiquette and is also disrespectful to other golfers. It does not matter wether you win or loose the game should be recognized with a friendly handshake at the conclusion. Gary Woodland doffed his cap and enthused over the teams performance.

“We really clicked. It’s fantastic to win for the U.S.,” Woodland said.

World Cup

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/7286396/matt-kuchar-gary-woodland-help-united-states-end-drought-golf-world-cup-win

 

I said yesterday that the English pair would need a miracle round, and Ian Poulter and Justin Rose delivered a last round 63 to tie for second place.

Poulter and Rose fall short as USA hold off late English charge to win World Cup

By SPORTSMAIL REPORTER

 

England enjoyed a strong finish to the tournament as Ian Poulter and Justin Rose returned a 63 that featured an eagle, eight birdies and a bogey to end 22 under, tied for second with Germany

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/golf/article-2066774/Golf-World-Cup-USA-win.html#ixzz1evWdrTLz

Congratulations to Greg Chalmers for winning the Australian PGA Championship.

Greg Chalmers closed with a five- under 67, to reach a playoff Sunday at the Australian PGA Championship.

Chalmers then parred the first extra hole to beat Marcus Fraser and Robert Allenby to win the title. Chalmers also won two weeks ago at the Australian Open.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/11/27/chalmers-wins-aussie-pga-playoff/#ixzz1evYHYmN3

World Cup of Golf Southern China

Rory Mcilroy and Graeme Mcdowell have taken a grip on this competition for Ireland. Germany South Africa and the United States are close behind which will make it a really tense last day. All the golfers enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which was really appreciated by the Americans, as was evident by this quote from Matt Kuchar.

“I have to tell you, this is my first karaoke Thanksgiving,” said Kuchar. “We (as golfers) have a great life, but you also miss holidays such as Thanksgiving at home. But being with my wife, and my other family, those in this room, rules officials, media staff, sponsors, that spend weeks at a time on the road with us, is pretty special for us.

http://worldcup.pgatour.com/newsdetails.aspx?Hid=1112

The strange thing is the English pairing of Ian Poulter and Justin Rose have not figured on the leaderboard at all, I thought they would be right up there with the leaders. Golf is sometimes a strange game but they would need a miracle to feature now, although they did finish strongly.

English duo Ian Poulter and Justin Rose birdied five of the last seven holes in their four-under-par 68 but they are eight shots adrift of Ireland.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/golf/15902385.stm

World cup of Golf china

As the Irish pair of McIlroy and Mcdowel join the Aussies at the top of the leaderboard you have to wonder where Englands Ian Poulter head is when he declares that golf is just a business, and he is there to enhance his brand. Similarly Lee Westwood has also cited his branding in choosing to play in the States next year.

Endorsing Lee Westwood’s move in rejoining the PGA Tour next season, the Florida-based Englishman explained that his own decision to play on both sides of the Atlantic for the past seven years was one designed to extend him “as a brand”.

Poulter told Telegraph Sport: “I am a business, a self-run business.

“And I want to do it to the best of my ability. If that means I have two cards then I would prefer to do that.

“Otherwise I would limit myself as a brand and as a company.”

Westwood admitted his head had been turned back towards the United States by the FedEx Cup play-offs, which carry an annual bonus of $10 million (£6.45 million).

http://preview.telegraph.co.uk/sport/columnists/oliver-brown/

 

Great to see the Kiwis climbing up the leaderboard in China, they are playing really well, Hendry and Paddison make a good team

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Aussies Hot in China

The Aussies were red hot in yesterdays round shooting an eleven under par 61. Brendan Jones was quoted saying how well the pair played together by not both getting birdies on the same hole.

“We just combined perfectly. We never doubled up on birdies, and that’s the key in this game,” the 36-year-old Jones told the tournament’s official website. “You want to make a lot of birdies, but you don’t want to make them on the same hole. That’s what we did.” http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/24/sport/golf/golf-world-cup-australia/

There are three sets of brothers in the tournament including the Villegas boys from Colombia.

Camilo and Manuel Villegas representing Colombia are one of three sets of brothers participating this week and they’re tied for sixth place after the first day of play.

http://worldcup.pgatour.com/

Golf World Cup in Southern China

Golf in China is emerging as the powerhouse of golf in Asia. This 2011 world cup should prove to be very interesting. the Chinese press are really getting into it, see below article from

english.eastday.com

 

The Cup, slated from Nov. 24 to 27, attracts six top golfers among the world’s top 20 and five Grand Prix champions.

These players include Rory McIlroy, the most potential star and the champion of the US Open 2011 and his partner McDowell and the German famous Kemer, PGA Championship 2010 and Charl Schwartzel, a professional golfer in South Africa as well as Louis Oosthuizen, the champion of the British Open 2010.

Presidents Cup

It is a shame that the Internationals could not respond to the US pressure. Match play is a different game, requiring mental concentration and clear thinking.

Presidents Cup

The team at White Dragon Golf have created a new generation putter which has some new and unique features. At present it is in the hands of the R&A and the U.S.G.A. for conformity checks. We are expecting the launch date to be January 2012, but will keep interested parties up to date with ongoing events.

Watched the Presidents Cup today, a very good days golf, and we are extremely happy to see Phil Mickelson using a conventional putter again.

Royal Melbourne greens running at 14 on the stimp meter, what a hoot.

I play at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club in NZ and I thought our greens were quick.

For me the difference between the teams was mental toughness, I trust that the Internationals will bounce back to morrow.

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