250m Long Hit, Park Geum-gang Aiming for LPGA Rookie of the Year

One of the most common questions asked by players who are just starting out on professional stages such as the LPGA Tour and the PGA Tour is, “What kind of player do you want to be in the future?” However, it is not easy to express one’s thoughts openly. It is because of fear of the future and worry about the eyes of others.

Park Geum-gang (22), who will debut on the LPGA Tour this year, is different. He revealed his aspirations, saying, “I have a dream as big as I decided to walk the path of a professional golfer.” I will become a player who is full of charm to the point of taking care of him.”

The LPGA Tour, which Park Keum-gang serves as her main stage, is a dream stage that any female player wants to visit at least once. I didn’t intend to go on the LPGA Tour from the beginning. After building her skills on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, she planned to move on to the LPGA tour, but missed the 2019 KLPGA training application and boarded a plane to the United States.

Park Geum-gang said, “I never expected that I would start my professional career on the LPGA Tour, not the KLPGA Tour. The result was that I couldn’t apply for training to join the KLPGA, but now it’s the best choice. I think it was my destiny to come to the LPGA Tour. Epson After going through the tour and earning the right to participate in the Q Series with difficulty, I will show my skills properly this year.”

The LPGA Tour debut is the LPGA Drive-On Championship, which opens on the 23rd at the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA. Park Geum-gang, who arrived in the field on the 16th and started preparing in earnest, could not hide his excitement. Park Geum-gang smiled and said, “Rather than worrying about grades, I have high expectations for playing the dream stage of the LPGA tour. I look forward to what will happen in the future.”

What is Park Geum-gang’s top goal this year, who is considered one of the leading candidates for the rookie award, which he can only receive once in his life?

Park Geum-gang said, “It is my goal that I want to achieve both my first LPGA Tour victory and Rookie of the Year award, but this year I am going to focus on survival. Explained.

The reason he is focusing on securing the right to participate is because he wants to continue playing on the LPGA Tour. Park Keum-gang said, “I played on the Epson Tour, the second part of the LPGA Tour in 2021 and last year, but it was difficult in every way. I am confident that I can play as well as I can. I will gradually spread the name of Park Geum-gang on the LPGA Tour starting this year.” 스포츠토토

The experience of the past two years on the Epson Tour is expected to serve as a great advantage for Park Geum-gang. Park Geum-gang said, “Like players who went through the Korn Ferry Tour and settled on the PGA Tour, the experience of playing on the Epson Tour will play an important role.” I will use my tour experience to make a soft landing on the LPGA tour.”

Park Geum-gang, who is a long hitter with an average drive shot distance of 240-250m, set a strategy to win with an iron shot this year. He said, “My iron shot has been good in competitions where I have been performing well since I was an amateur. I think this year’s performance will also be determined by the accuracy of my iron shot.” I think I can hit with confidence as much as I have confidence in my swing.”

Park Keum-gang expressed his gratitude for his mother who sacrificed himself and his father who supported him in Korea by playing various roles such as caddy and manager on the Epson tour. He said, “My mother, who caddyed, drove, and cooked for the two years on the Epson Tour, is like a superman to me. Without my father’s support, I wouldn’t have been able to make my dream of entering the LPGA Tour a reality.” I will not stop trying so that I can continue to deliver.”

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