I am working hard to become the rookie of the year.”
Hole 1 (par 5) at Sky Valley Country Club in Chachoengsao, near Bangkok, Thailand. Lee Jae-won (25) confirmed that the remaining distance to the pin was 240m with a rangefinder, and took out the 7-wood. Then, once again, he accurately measured the remaining distance and hit the ball vigorously without hesitation. The ball flew straight and landed on the green, then rolled and stopped in the rough.
For Lee Jae-won, who has been training in Thailand since January 3rd, now is the time to check and practice various shots and make the skills he learned into his own. He is pouring out sweat every day with a firm determination to win the rookie king of the Korean Tour this season by becoming stronger through the on-campus training that lasted for about two months.
Lee Jae-won earned the right to participate this season by tying for 14th at the KPGA Korean Tour Qualifying Tournament held in December of last year. He has participated in several Korean Tour events in 2017, but this is the first time he has been officially seeded and started the season.
He has played on Chinese and Asian tours, but joined the tour at the age of mid-20s, and compared to his peers, he was late in entering the regular tour. He started playing golf in the 4th grade of elementary school and is the same age as Lim Seong-jae (25), who is active on the PGA Tour. We’ve built a friendship for over 10 years, and even now, we ask each other’s well-being, encourage and support each other.
It’s a bit of a late start compared to the good motives. However, Lee Jae-won is swinging the club vigorously despite the sweltering heat of over 35 degrees, hoping to work on the same stage someday.
Lee Jae-won said, “Seong-jae, whom I watched from the side, was a friend who always practiced steadily and focused only on golf even during his adolescence.” It’s gone. Watching my friend advance to the PGA Tour and win, I work hard and prepare hard for the day when we play on the same tour.” 스포츠토토
The focus of his training period is his short game inside 100 yards. Professional players should aim for a birdie by attacking the pin directly from this distance. As much as that, he has to improve the perfection of his shot by learning various pitches as well as distance and direction.
Lee Jae-won said, “I think the distance is sufficient because I can hit more than 300 yards with a driver.” there is. I am confident that if I make up for my shortcomings, I will produce good results on the tour.”
He is a newcomer to the Korean Tour, but he is full of confidence. In particular, compared to the Srixon (Part 2) tour, the course conditions are set more stringently, which can be burdensome, but rather, they are waiting for the opening, saying that it is better to play on a difficult course.
He said, “I think courses with fast greens and high levels of difficulty, such as Namseoul CC, where the GS Caltex Maekyung Open is held, or Woojeong Hills Golf Course, which is the venue for the Korea Open, seem to suit me better.” It’s much more comfortable. I want to produce good results in these two competitions this year,” expressing a strong confidence that is not like a rookie.
The strength of Lee Jae-won, who watches from the side, is also the same. Swing coach Park Sang-soo and Lake Golf Academy president Cho Hyun-woo said, “Lee Jae-yoon has good shot technique and high technical perfection, so I have high expectations for this season.” I am sweating more than anyone else during training, so I am looking forward to great growth this year.”