In the first of a series of interviews with the first wave of foreign players on the Omega China Tour, Hong Kong’s Dominique Boulet talks about how the ‘friendly’ circuit mirrors the advent of the Asian PGA Tour in 1995.
Please briefly list your playing highlights and what you have recently been doing in the golf industry aside from competing on Tour?
Coming fourth in the Hong Kong Open in 1996 and winning a couple of HKPGA Championships and some small overseas events. I played in a couple of World Cups and represented Hong Kong on many occasions. Nowadays I run an event and player management company and also do television commentary for the Asian Tour.
What are your overall impressions of the Omega China Tour after your first few appearances?
I’ve been very impressed with the events on the China Tour. As it’s still new, there’s a family atmosphere about it and everybody’s very friendly. I’m afraid that it will change as the Tour grows.
What are the biggest differences between the Tour and the circuits you’ve played on in other parts of the world?
The biggest difference is the standard of play, as shown by the winning scores but more so the cut scores. These are higher in China but that’s only to be expected. The scores will get lower as the standard improves.