Wednesday, August 27

English as LPGA Langauge

(AP) THE LPGA WILL REQUIRE PLAYERS to speak English starting in 2009, with players who have been LPGA members for two years facing suspension if they can’t pass an oral evaluation of English skills.

(아태지역) 골프 선수들에게 영어를 요구할 것입니다 년부터 2009 년까지, 골프 회원과 선수들이 2 년 동안은 서스펜션에 직면 구두 만약 그들의 평가를 통과하지 못한 영어 실력을 키울 수있습니다.

(AP) LPGA kräver spelarna att tala engelska med början 2009, med spelare som har LPGA medlemmar för två år står inför avstängning om de inte kan passera en muntlig utvärdering av engelska kunskaper.

(AP) LA LPGA NECESITARÁ jugadores a hablar Inglés a partir de 2009, con jugadores que han sido LPGA miembros por dos años frente a la suspensión en caso de que no puede pasar una evaluación oral de Inglés habilidades.

(AP)を、女子プロゴルフツアーの選手が必要に英語を話すの開始は2009年、選手who女子プロゴルフツアーのメンバーが2年間に直面懸濁液に合格することはできません。経口すれば英語能力の評価です.

(AP) la LPGA, il faudra joueurs de parler l'anglais à partir de 2009, avec des joueurs qui ont été LPGA membres pour deux ans de suspension s'ils ne peuvent pas passer une évaluation orale des compétences en anglais.

(AP) DER LPGA erfordert Spieler, Englisch zu sprechen beginnt im Jahr 2009, mit Spielern, wurden LPGA Mitglieder für zwei Jahre vor Aussetzung, wenn sie nicht durch eine mündliche Bewertung der Englisch-Kenntnisse.

−The Armchair Golfer

3 comments :

lancer said...

What's up with these people? Are they afraid that the LPGA tour is becoming another Asian tour? They should worry more about the quality of the golf they're presenting and less about what language a player happens to speak.

The Armchair Golfer said...

I'm still not sure how I feel about this, but it does appear harsh. I understand the economic realities the tour is facing and the fact that it's very much an English-speaking sponsor and fan base.

Still, it's like the LPGA wants to have it both ways -- the world's best players competing AND they have to also speak serviceable English.I'm sure they must have calculated the bad press they would get when they announced this policy and had their key messages ready to go.

Aussie Golfing said...

Of the 121 women on the LPGA Tour, 45 are Korean, not to mention the Europeans and Australians. That's a LOT of US dollars leaving the US economy. I can somewhat sympathize on that basis, American companies want decent representation. Realistically though, I'm sure the players could care less who puts up the prize money, male and female