In Shanghai, as in many Asian cities, people don't play golf as a break from business. Golf is business, with many a deal or joint venture sealed on the fairway. That being the case, executive visitors to China's finance capital will welcome the launch of Slice
, the first English-language magazine devoted to Shanghai's extensive golfing scene.
The free magazine—distributed through high-end hotels and in restaurants popular with expatriates—promises to profile five courses in the Shanghai area (and further afield) with every issue, and gives details of local golf-gear stockists. Newcomers will find plenty of other helpful features. Slice's first issue carries an article on how to spot the fake Callaway, TaylorMade, Nike and other counterfeit clubs so common in China. There are plenty of suggestions for after the game too, with choice nightlife and dining listings. Your networking prospects in Shanghai are looking decidedly above par.