Recently on USAToday.com, writer Calum MacLeod discussed China’s young but booming golf industry, indicating that since golf was added to the Olympics for 2016, officials and coaches in China expect the country to offer the sport massive state support.
According to the article, many expect women players in China to make the breakthrough first. Tiger Shi, one of three coaches for China’s national women’s team, said, “Chinese women, like other Asian women, have stronger endurance than men, and there is less difference in height and power than between Asian mean and Western players.”
In the article, MacLeod also addresses the challenges the sport has faced in China, such as being considered a sport for only nobility, and the lack of public golf courses.
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