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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:34 am
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Well, now that Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks is eliminated out of the playoff, Big Yao can now take some time out for practicing his golf.

This morning (March 9), he was seen practicing golf in a Shanghai golf club.


And Yao Ming has now his own tailored made golf clubs and bag: Taylormade Rocketballz RBZ !!! :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:26 pm
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Yao Ming was seen here practing golf last Saturday (May 26) in a golf club in Shanghai.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:29 am
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For those who followed YMM, we all know Yao Ming had picked up his new hobby/sport, and i.e. Golf since his retirement.

But how well he could play now?? No one knows.

But in 4 months' time, we might get a glimpse of how he plays.


Yao Ming had been picked as the Charity Ambassador for the 2nd bi-annual 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Game to be held October 19 ~ 21 this year in Mission Hills, Haikou of Hainan Island.

[b][color=red]The Yao Ming Foundation and the United Nations Children


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:30 am
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Sort of a press release from the Mission Hills Group.

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http://www.asiapacificgolfgroup.com/201 ... ty-pro-am/

Yao Ming, Ronaldo And Woosnam
Confirmed For World Celebrity Pro-Am


[size=109]Posted by Asia Pacific Golf Group
on 20 June 2012


Shanghai, China (June 20): [b]Superstar celebrities will line up alongside sporting legends and renowned golfers in October


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:30 am
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Photos of Yao Ming sharing some fun with the Chu's brothers (Ken and Tenniel), movie stars Simon Yam and Eric Tsang, and movie director Feng Xiaogang at today's press conference of 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Game.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:56 am
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From China Daily.

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http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/201 ... 516048.htm

Even Yao isn't all
that good at golf


Updated: 2012-06-21 08:30
By Wang Zhenghua in Shanghai
( China Daily)


Former basketball star will try to give new sport a shot at pro-am

As Yao Ming teed off on the stage of a luxury hotel in Shanghai on Wednesday, the former NBA center took on yet another job - charity ambassador of a celebrity pro-am golf tournament.

Although he ended his professional career last July, the basketball legend still assumes a number of roles including father of a 2-year-old girl, founder of his namesake foundation, an undergraduate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and even a member of the standing committee of Shanghai's political advisory body.

But the 31-year-old disclosed on Wednesday that he has recently found himself addicted to golf, and he will compete with other big names at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am in Hainan province in October.

"There are many things that basketball could learn from golf. For one thing, each golfer has his own ball, and they don't need to scramble for it like basketball," the former Houston Rockets center said during his address.

"I am a totally fresh hand in golf and just began to learn how to play it. Golf is a good experience, and it brings back fond memories of when I was strong-minded and determined to go on the path when I started to learn basketball in my childhood."

Yao said golf has many similarities with charity.

"Both might not run smoothly, and present many obstacles to overcome," he said. "In both sectors we need to brave the difficulties and continue to advance toward the goal."

Yao said he hopes golf will help him keep fit, as he has been struggling to control his weight since retirement.

"If golf proves useful in weight control, I will persist with it," he said.


This year's tournament features a long list of big names. The host - the Mission Hills Group, a pioneer in China's fledging hospitality, sports and leisure industry - is trying to enlist more stars in the coming months.

The tournament has confirmed Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo, Chinese gymnast and international businessman Li Ning, former World No 1 snooker player Stephen Hendry, former Masters champion Ian Woosnam, and a number of Chinese celebrities including film director Feng Xiaogang and actors Eric Tsang and Simon Yam.

But Yao, arguably the biggest attraction, said he wasn't confident about playing against other stars, some of who have been golfing for years.


"I am afraid I will have to select the weakest one if I have to choose a single player to confront," Yao told China Daily after the ceremony. "But I am not sure who is the weakest one now - I will find out on the course. I will practice during summer break and try to catch up with them."

His school work doesn't leave much time for golf. Yao has reportedly been performing poorly in school, with math his biggest headache.

On Wednesday, Yao declined to talk about his performance, saying only that he has completed his freshman year and enjoyed the summer break.

"You can ask my teachers about my scores," he said.


The Mission Hills tournament was first staged in 2010 and has become one of the region's leading lifestyle and entertainment events. It will adopt a new format in an effort to make it more entertaining. The professional golfers will compete for a purse of $1 million.

wangzhenghua@chinadaily.com.cn


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:35 pm
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It's about 7 weeks away from World Celebrity Pro-Am at Mission Hills Golf Club in Haikou.

So Yao Ming was busy to brush up his golf skills lately.

He was seen here practicing his golf swing and teeing yesterday.

Iain Roberts, an Executive Director of Mission Hills Group in charge of the club's golf academies expansion and development of international tournaments directly flew into Shanghai to give Big Yao clinics.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:54 pm
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NOT SURE IF you guys can watch this video outside of China.

A video of Iain Roberts, the Executive Director of Mission Hills Group, who used to be a professional golfer, trying to brush up Yao Ming's swinging/teeing skills.

http://www.iqiyi.com/sports/20120904/35 ... _eTime=239


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:35 pm
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pryuen wrote:


NOT SURE IF you guys can watch this video outside of China.

A video of Iain Roberts, the Executive Director of Mission Hills Group, who used to be a professional golfer, trying to brush up Yao Ming's swinging/teeing skills.

http://www.iqiyi.com/sports/20120904/35 ... _eTime=239


Why are posting the same thing twice? You want to spam more posts here?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:50 pm
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superjohn wrote:

Why are posting the same thing twice? You want to spam more posts here?


You want to restrict my freedom of expression??? :roll:

First of all, this is about Yao Ming golfing, a subject matter of this thread.

It was also one of the latest activities of Yao Ming, and therefore it was posted on Dedicated Thread about Yao Ming Off Court Activities.


I don't see ANY PROBLEM for doing so.


SO GTFO !!! :evil: :x :twisted:


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