China's Hu Pleased With Progress

Sun 12 Feb 2012

China's Hu Pleased With Progress


Manila, February 12: Two appearances, two decent finishes.

China’s upcoming player, Hu Mu, was delighted to play all through the week at the season-opening Zaykabar Myanmar Open and this week’s ICTSI Philippine Open.

He closed his campaign at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club with a level par 72 on Sunday for a seven-over-par 295 total to take tied 29th place in the US$300,000 Asian Tour event which is the second leg of the 2012 season. He was equal 30th in Myanmar.

“I liked the golf course. This is a very fair golf course even though there are some holes which are really challenging. It really rewards good ball striking and putting out there. I played okay. I had a bit of a stomach flu and didn’t prepare as well as I wanted. But once I started on Thursday, I was feeling pretty comfortable out there,” said Hu.

The 22-year-old Chinese said he was using his invitations to work on his new golf swing under the tutelage of renowned swing guru David Leadbetter in the United States.

They started working on new swing mechanics in January which Hu hopes will give him greater consistency as he continues his journey in the professional ranks with the aim of emulating the success of trailblazer Zhang Lian-wei, a five-time Asian Tour winner, and Liang Wen-chong, China’s first Asian Tour Order of Merit champion.

“I’m making cuts, so it’s always good. I always want to have better rounds in the weekend. I have had a big swing change in the off season, new chipping and putting too. Everything is new and I’m testing it out here. We started changing in January,” said Hu.

“It’s very good learning experience in places like Myanmar and Philippines. You get to play different golf courses and it’s a good. I’ll play a couple more in Cambodia (HANDA FALDO CAMBODIAN CLASSIC and Singapore (ISPS Handa Singapore Classic).”