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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:28 pm
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LOL !!!! :P :D :) :lol:

The most hit topic on Chinese forums the past 2 days was whether Yao Ming can become a good golfer, and bring the same kind of impact to the sports as he brought to basketball. :shock:

In an online chat/interview with Sohu.com on Friday (July 22nd), when the interviewer asked Big Yao what kind of sports other than basketball will he pick up as a hobby/pastime after his retirement, he said he had been playing golf lately; he said he had played with a big ball for over 20 years, so he would like to start playing with small balls. When asked about his skill level, he said he is still a rookie, but he will strive to spend more time on it to master golf.

Then EVERYONE was heatedly discussing/debating this topic on various Chinese forums; some wondered whether he will accidentally hit his injured left foot with the golf club; others said he probably will dig a deep hole with his golf club when he tees.

A professional golf coach stepped out to comment, and said
Big Yao could be too tall for the sport of golf. He said with his height, he could have competitive edge/advantage for long-range shots, but in terms of short range putts, he would have difficulty due to his arm swing as well as he has to bend for the putt.

Besides the golf coach thought Big Yao would require a tailored made golf club set for the game, or else he could easily get injured due to his height.


Imagine how long those golf clubs need to be !!! :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:46 pm
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It'd be fun to watch him tee up against Barkley.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:12 pm
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if he can become pro, be glad to watch him play again.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:39 am
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Yao will have a hard time breaking 100's :)

Craig Smith, 6ft 8in (2m.03), unsurprisingly nicknamed 'The Giant', is believed to be the tallest ever touring professional, and today plies his trade mainly on the Asian Tour. Although without a major professional success to date, he has won two smaller pro tournaments, the West Wales Open on the 2006 Dragon Tour and the Carmarthen Open on the 2007 Celtic Pro Tour. Turning pro in 2005 at the late age of 25, it remains to be seen if he can join the ranks of successful, extremely tall pros. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:49 pm
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he should play volleyball :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:44 am
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Yao Ming is getting SERIOUS about picking up the game of golf !!!!

Here he is seen playing golf in Shanghai Sheshan International Golf Club over the week end.


He seemed to be in peferct form the way he scooped, and the way he gripped the club, but the R11 golf club he was using seemed just toooooo shoooort a driver as compared to his height.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:35 am
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lol thanks for sharing that Pryuen

He does look a little awkward because of his height. It's like if we all went to a kid's mini-putt.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:24 pm
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Talking about Yao Ming learning golf, I remembered a very funny incident that happened very early in his career, must be back in either 2003 or 2004, when Coline Pine was still working as his interpreter.

He was casually swinging his golf club after team practice with Houston Rockets players and coaching staff around, and without noticing, he accidentally hit Andy Yao Anhong, his buddy in Houston standing at his back.


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Moral of the story: NEVER stand behind Big Yao swinging a golf club !!!! :P


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:15 am
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pryuen wrote:
He seemed to be in peferct form the way he scooped, and the way he gripped the club, but the R11 golf club he was using seemed just toooooo shoooort a driver as compared to his height.
typical of the old fart, pretending to know about something about which he knows nothing.

you wouldn't know a perfect form from a poor form, stop lying :!:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:27 am
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stance too wide and too much knee bending, probably because the club is short.


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