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The most challenging holes on the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour competition courses in the 2023 season were the 11th hole (par-4, 506 yards) at Seowon Valley CC, which hosted the LG SIGNATURE Players Championship, and the 9th hole (par-4, 444 yards) at Woojung Hills CC, which hosted the Kolon 65th Korea Open.
The Korea Professional Golf Association recently reported that the 11th hole at Seowon Valley CC was the most difficult hole, with an average stroke average of 4.55 strokes, 0.55 strokes higher than the standard, and a green hit rate of 18.08 strokes over the four days.
There were only three birdies on the 11th hole during the tournament, the fewest in a Korean Tour event this year.
There were 90 bogeys, 13 double bogeys and six triple bogeys.
The ninth hole at Woojung Hills CC in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, where the 65th Korea Open was held, was also a difficult hole. 온라인카지노
There were 24 birdies, 142 bogeys, 31 double bogeys, and 12 scores of triple bogey or worse on this hole over the four days.
The 16th hole (par-4, 535 yards) at Nam Seoul CC, the host venue of the 42nd GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open, also proved to be a challenge for players with an average stroke average of 4.54.
World-renowned putter designer Garyn Rife introduces the EvenRoll putter
EvenRoll Putters (represented by Gail Reif) introduced its 2024 product lineup at the Pangyo Backyard in Gyeonggi on Friday.
“Gail Reiff, one of the world’s top three putter designers and CEO of EvenRoll, visited Korea to introduce the technology, brand philosophy and 2024 product lineup of EvenRoll Putter,” the company said recently.
“All EvenRoll putters feature a proprietary technology that delivers consistent direction and distance on off-center contact with the putter face, and the head weight is adjustable along the length of the putter for perfect swing weight balance,” the company said.
“Since its debut in 2016, EvenRoll has more than doubled every year and has been recognized for its quality with numerous awards in the putter category,” said Guerin Reif.
The new EvenRoll putters announced today will be available in March 2024.
Titleist Golf Balls #1 in Usage and #1 in Wins
Titleist said it was the No. 1 brand in usage and No. 1 in winning percentage across all major tour golf ball categories worldwide this year.
“This year, Titleist golf balls reached a milestone of 75 consecutive years of #1 usage on the PGA Tour (1949 U.S. Open to present).
It led the nine major tours around the world in average ball usage and winning percentage at 70%,” the company said recently.
The Fiji Tour topped the list with a 72 percent usage rate and 60 percent winning percentage, and the El Fiji Tour topped the list with a 77 percent usage rate and 67 percent winning percentage.
It also topped the Korean Men’s Professional Golf Tour with a 67% usage rate and 73% winning rate, and the Korean Women’s Professional Golf Tour with a 67% usage rate and 88% winning rate.
Ham Jung-woo and Lee Jung-hwan fail to qualify for LIV Golf League
All of the South Korean players who competed in the LIV Golf League, run by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund (PIF), have been eliminated.
Ham Jeong-woo, the winner of the Genesis Grand Prize on the Korea Professional Golf Tour 2023, missed the cut after tying for 22nd place (2-under 70) in the second round of the promotional tournament at Abu Dhabi Golf Club (Par 72) in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday (KST).
Only the top 20 players in the second round qualify for the third round, with the top three finishers in the third and fourth rounds earning a spot in next year’s LIV.
Lee Jung-hwan also failed to advance to the third round, tied for 22nd place with Ham Jeong-woo in the second round, while Go Gun-taek also failed to make it past the second round.
The 20 players who made it through the second round will play the third and fourth rounds (36 holes) in one day.