Our latest Chinese golfer profile from baligolfcourses.com is Liang Weng-Chong. Liang Weng Chong has three years to revamp engineering practice swing and he’s got this hard work paid off when 32-year-old man from Zhongshan posted a 8 under 64 at the same time scoring record in the PGA Championship Whistling Straits to 92. As quoted by his saying “it was something special for me, not because my scores are printed in this major tournament, but now people will know that China now has a professional golfer as well”
Liang posted eight birdies and just makes 23 putts in the third round. Starting from the tee off the 10th, he produced a par on the first hole and then birdied three consecutive holes in the next. He also scored three straight birdies on the front nine from the par 5 fifth hole. Liang said: “I am calmer after passing the cut. Starting from the back nine, I played a round well enough to make me more confident, supported by the drive and my putting is good in this whole round. I tried to stay calm and not burdened by this tournament, so I can play well. “A few years ago when Liang and coach Kel Llewllyn decided to completely overhauled his swing technique, the coach said: “We changed entirely, from the standing posture to grip to swing punches. Over the past three years, we worked hard to change the swing technique.”
Liang started playing golf when he was 15, in his hometown of Zhongshan, south China near Hong Kong. Zhongshan was chosen as the location of the first golf course in China and after the field is completely built and designed by Arnold Palmer, the management of the golf course is set up a program for high school students there, and Liang participated in it. In the six years he has become a professional player and then in 2007 won his first European Tour is Singapore Masters.
Since switching to professional players, Liang carries the name of his nation to the international golf arena. In the Indian Open in 2008, Liang managed to make 12 under 60 in the opening round, followed by his victory in this tournament. Major tournament debut at the PGA Championship begins in 2007 at Southern Hills. But he failed to make the cut in this tournament, as well as the Masters in 2008. Yet in the same year he made history at the British Open to play four full rounds and finished in T64 at Royal Birkdale.
Nowadays, Bali Island is becoming famous for Chinese visitor including Chinese golfer. The island provides 4 different courses, and hopefully within close year of 2013, the 5th golf courses in Bali will be open at Nusa Dua area.