January is a strange month. With Christmas and New Year celebrations over people settle down to the mundane normalcy of life. However, in the strange world of Premier League Football, January is anything but normal. While most sensible Europeans are in hibernation, England’s footballers start their annual dalliance with the ‘romance of the cup’.
Mark Bibby Jackson visits Vietnam’s central highlands hill station and has a right royal experience on the greens of the Dalat Palace. “I’m not sure there’s a prettier setting for golf than Dalat,” said Dave Beman, the former professional golfer who was the Commissioner of the US PGA Tour for 25 years. Beman rated the […]
Horizon Thailand visits Hua Hin, a city with a growing reputation forwellness and tranquillity. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Given the peacefulness of the coastal resort, it is befitting that the man who knows Hua Hin better than almost anyone else is softly spoken. So softly, in fact, that my voice recorder can barely detect […]
Tired of the over-commercialisation of sport, Mark Bibby Jackson visits a tournament in Pailin, Cambodia that shows that the beautiful game retains its power to do good. As an instructor from the Cambodian Ministry of Education passes the ball to his colleague, a young boy sets off in hot pursuit. His task is hopeless, the […]
Is Liverpool FC a victim of its own lack of success? The newspaper columns that fill the longer summer gap between Premier League seasons is the theatre for a very false war. Each morning newspapers – both tabloid and those who should know better – overflow with exclusive scoops on the latest player destined to […]
As Myanmar opens its doors to business and tourism, Mark Bibby Jackson tries the fairways of Yangon’s Pun Hlaing Golf Club to test the country’s potential for golf tourism. My ball soars, as if guided by angels, straight towards the inviting green ahead. A 520-yard par five, the eighteenth is the longest hole on the […]