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Golfers want it all and more

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The best defence is to go on the offensive. That is perhaps the strategy of fat cat golfers who have formed an alliance and are proposing to the government to build them a four-storey driving range at Kai Tak.

These are the same people who think it’s their God-given right to monopolise the 170 hectares of land for their golf course in Fanling managed by the exclusive Hong Kong Golf Club.

Seriously, I am not making this up. They are not even asking for an exchange.

“It is not a quid pro quo,” alliance spokesman Kenneth Lau Ka-lok said. “We want the Fanling course to be kept and we also want a driving range in an urban area.”

A golf facility on the prime waterfront site to promote the sport? It’s worth it, they say, because golf is an Olympic sport and........

© South China Morning Post