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PostSubject: Greg Norman is the national coach of China golf!   Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:21 pm

This is an interesting development!

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golftalkcentral/norman-named-coach-of-chinese-national-golf-team/

As the China Golf Association begins to shift its focus to golf's return to the Olympics in 2016, it has asked a former top-ranked player to help guide its fledgling program – Greg Norman.

Norman, whose 20 career PGA Tour wins included a pair of British Open titles, was named Friday as an advisory coach to the China national golf team as the nation begins preparing for the Rio games three years from now.

"I'm extremely proud of it," the Aussie said of his appointment during an interview on "Morning Drive" Friday. "I've never been asked by Australia, never been asked by the United States or anybody else to help guide a group of golfers to an ultimate goal of being in the Olympics. So I seized the moment."

While specifics of the partnership are still being worked out, Norman indicated that he will be working "across the board" with the CGA on everything from individual training and fitness to the overall qualification process for the 2016 Olympics.

"China's very much in its infancy in the development program, all the way from the grassroots up to the professionals. There's a lot for them to learn," explained Norman, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001. "I think I can hone their skills and give them a lot of important factors about how to develop their skills to become world champions."

Tasked with building a team from scratch in a nation that currently imposes a moratorium on golf course construction, Norman understands that the battle he's facing is decidedly uphill.

"It's going to be a daunting task, but it's a challenge that I'm really looking forward to," he added. "It's going to be an incredible journey."
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PostSubject: Re: Greg Norman is the national coach of China golf!   Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:50 am

I bet china pays him generously
Greg Norman is a shrewd business man
He won't do this just for pride
Interesting story nonetheless thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Greg Norman is the national coach of China golf!   Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:46 pm

First lesson, eat emu burger; 2nd lesson drink Victoria Bitter......
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