Two-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman is to assist the China Golf Association (CGA) in the run-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, it was announced today.
The Australian, whose design company has built a total of five courses on mainland China in recent years, will occupy a developmental role within the organisation, itself an offshoot of the All-China Sports Federation and cheerful-sounding Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs.
In addition to mentoring members of the national golf team, based in Guangdong province, Norman will tour the People’s Republic inspecting its golf facilities and helping to put in place a coherent training program.
“I look forward to helping develop the CGA’s training program and playing a mentoring role for the national team… I genuinely believe that China as a nation will continue to grow as a major contributor to the game of golf on a worldwide basis.”
White Red Shark will also be afforded the freedom to appoint two assistant coaches (Larry Mize? Bob Tway?), to whom he’ll delegate the day-to-day application of his wisdom.
The financial terms of his contract remain undisclosed.
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