There are top-notch rookies who conquer the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour with their ‘heretic swing’, such as Yon Lam (Spain), who is ranked first in the men’s golf world, and Scotty Scheffler (USA), who is second in the world. They are Kim Sang-hyun (29) and Kim Geun-woo (21), who are being mentioned as potential candidates for the Korean Tour 2023 season.
The two players will make their official debut at the DB Insurance Promy Open (total prize money of 700 million won), the opening day of the Korean Tour 2023 season, held at Ravierbell Country Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do for four days from the 13th.토토사이트
Kim Sang-hyun won the Srixon Tour prize money last year and earned the right to participate in the regular tour. Kim Geun-woo, a former member of the national team, entered the stage of his dreams by tying for 18th place in the qualifying tournament last year.
The two players, who are excitedly about to make their Korean Tour debut, have set the same goal this year. The first is Korean Tour survival, and the second is Rookie of the Year.
Kim Sang-hyun said, “Now that the tea time table is out, I can feel that the debut match is right in front of me. I am confident as much as I prepared hard last winter.”
Wouldn’t it be trembling or nervous? Kim Geun-woo explained, “It’s true that I’m nervous because I’m ahead of the official debut of the Korean Tour,” but “I think I’m more excited than worried. I’m really looking forward to what will happen this year.”
Kim Sang-hyun and Kim Geun-woo have their own swings in common, like Ram and Scheffler. Kim Sang-hyun takes a takeaway with his right heel off, and Kim Geun-woo makes a unique swing where he pauses for a second or two when his left arm is level with the ground, then resumes his swing.
In golf, there is a stance known as the ‘basic’. The basic posture, which is called textbook, is one of the most important things in the golf swing. However, there are some players who have their own unique swing among players who are active on the PGA Tour and the KPGA Korean Tour.
Each player has a different body shape, strength, and feel, so it is important to make the swing that suits you best. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t stick to the basics. Kim Sang-hyun and Kim Geun-woo must keep the important basic posture just like the players who make a textbook swing.
It is from 2021 that Kim Sang-hyun made the current swing. He said, “If you look at the time the ball hits well, your right heel was off the ground before taking the takeaway.” I can swing confidently in any situation.”
Kim Geun-woo has been on a winning streak after installing a swing that stops for 1-2 seconds in the middle and then resumes last fall.
Kim Geun-woo said, “The practice motion of stopping mid-swing and moving on to the backswing because the upper body rotation was not working properly became my current swing.” I will achieve all the goals I want with my current swing on the Korean Tour,” he expressed his confidence.
He also expressed his desire to make his name known on the Korean tour. Kim Sang-hyun raised his voice, saying, “One day, I definitely want to reach the top spot on the Korean Tour. I would be very happy if I won the prize money and the grand prize like the Srixon Tour.”