An emotional thrill!
Happy Mason Ho, thirty-one years old, is an attractive man with huge eyes and a brown moustache covering a mouth as delicate as a woman’s.
For most of his career, Mason has dreamed of being a full-time contestant on the World Championship Tour.
He was five years old when his Uncle Derek won the world title.
“I’ve wanted to win the world title since I was a kid,” he says. “But to be a world champ you have to…get… on the tour. So my goal before my goal is to qualify. So I need to hypnotize myself into thinking it’s fun.”
That dream might’ve been relegated to the occasional wildcard, but his black magic is occasionally still applied to qualifying events.
In this short behind-the-scenes film by his footman Rory Pringle, we see Mason stomping his way to a victory at the Rangiroa Pro three weeks ago, an atoll noted for its fine pearls in the Tuamotus in French Polynesia.
It is a win for exuberance, I think, something which is completely lacking in modern life.