Vietnam state firm chief cops golfing ban for whacking caddy

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The Vietnam Golf Association has asked all golf courses in the country to ban for a year the chief of a state-owned company who allegedly hit and knocked out a golf caddy with a club, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.

Nguyen Duc Son, chairman and general director of Hanoi Housing Management and Development Company, reportedly struck the caddy in the head after flying into a rage at the Tam Dao golf course near Hanoi on September 15.

The victim, Truong Tien Cong, had been caddying for another man in Son's group.

The golf course said that Cong was rushed to hospital and has since recovered.

Son told the media that he had not intended to whack Cong, merely warn him with a gentle tap for giving him an unnecessary reminder.

The Tam Dao golf course banned Son for a year and warned him that he would be permanently banned from entering if he violated any other regulations in future.

The case attracted public attention, with many saying it revealed the lifestyle of nouveau riche and wanting to know how wealthy bosses of state-owned companies are.

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