Junior golf prospects from Korea and Thailand will compete against each other for a shot of pride.
A total of 131 players, including 81 junior players trained in Korea and 50 promising golfers from Thailand, will compete for the championship at the BRIDGESTONE GOLF INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP held at Suwan Country Club near Bangkok, Thailand on the 7th.
This 18-hole stroke play tournament is divided into A group (born between 2008 and 2012) and B group (born between 2003 and 2007) according to their year of birth. awards Separately, Korean players, regardless of age, will additionally receive Bridgestone Golf golf balls and gloves (for one year) and a full set of clubs (one time) for one year for each male and female with the minimum number of strokes.
This tournament will be held in Bangkok, Thailand is meaningful in that more than 100 players from both countries can participate and gain international experience, which is rare for a junior competition. In particular, for junior players in Korea, it is an opportunity to check mid-field training.
The tournament, first held in 2000, was held in the nature of a friendly match, but this year the scale of the tournament has been expanded to develop into a match between junior players from Korea and Thailand. It was not held for two years due to the spread of Corona 19, and this year, the second tournament will be held in three years.
In the first competition, it was divided into elementary, middle, high school, and adult divisions, and Korean and Thai players shared the championship. 스포츠토토
In the elementary and middle school divisions, Park Min-woo (male) and Thailand’s Bhutpapapong Suktherm (female) each won and balanced the balance. Korea’s Joo Heung-cheol and Kim Seo-hee swept the championship trophy.
Bridgestone Golf, which has grown into a competitive competition, has also provided special support for the players participating in this year’s tournament. Bridgestone Golf’s tour team managers, who support professional players during the tournament, provide professional-level club measurement and analysis services for junior players.
Growing junior players need to frequently check whether the club they use is suitable for their swing and physical condition. Bridgestone Golf’s tour team is composed of professionals with rich experience who have supported players on the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour and the Korea Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) tour for about 20 years.
Han Jae-young, CEO of Seokgyo Trading Company, which hosts the tournament, said, “Thailand is a golf powerhouse that stands out on the international stage, so I hope that it will be an opportunity for Korean players who have come to training camp to compete with local Thai players to gain experience on the international stage and improve their performance.” “Thailand’s Natakrita Bongavilap, who won the last tournament in 2020, made her debut on the LPGA Tour. In this tournament, the support program of the tour team is also supported, so I hope that it will be an opportunity for all participating players to develop further, as it has become much richer than the previous tournament.”