CADDIES Grassroots of any course

July 6, 2018

The reasons for caddies were cultural, legal, but all that aside, do players in Vietnam actually need a caddie? By Robert Bicknell When tourists from the west come to Vietnam, the first thing they notice is that caddies are mandatory at all the golf courses, unlike back home where a caddie is a luxury. In … Read more

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Ho to be a golf star

January 16, 2018

PEOPLE WONDER HOW PLAYERS SUCH AS MORIYA AND ARYIA JUTANUGARN, THAIS WHO PLAY ON THE LPGA, MANAGED TO MAKE IT. COMING FROM POOR BACKGROUNDS, THEY CERTAINLY DIDN’T HAVE EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM BY WEALTHY PARENTS. SO, HOW DID THEY MANAGE TO CLIMB TO THE TOP OF THE PILE? So why did they make it and … Read more

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EPGA is turning heads

November 9, 2017

Robert Bicknell has spent the past 20 years championing the need for a top quality Junior Golf programme in Vietnam. With the arrival of the Els Performance Academy he has finally got his wish. Okay, let me say this straight off the bat – if you want to improve your game or if you have … Read more

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Scandal & Idol

July 5, 2017

Expert Robert Bicknell digs into Tiger’s recent scandal and its impact on the legend’s position as a role model for kids and young golfers.  I really don’t want to write about this particular topic, but the editors insisted on it. Frankly, I don’t believe in kicking a man when he’s down, not even Tiger Woods. … Read more

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Time to play for money

June 13, 2017

Does Vietnam’s golf scene have what it takes to get a local professional golf tour off the ground? Robert Bicknell looks for an answer. If you’ve been following some of the Facebook posts from local golfers, you will see quite a few different issues being kicked around. There are posts about golf rules, annual dues, … Read more

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