“I have a strong fighting spirit that is second to none.”
I often hear from many people that I am like a player who has no greed at all, but I wave my hand saying that it is not at all. It seems that there was a misunderstanding rather than such a misunderstanding in the way she sincerely congratulates the winner without frowning even though she has won runner-up so many times that she was nicknamed ‘Gayoung Again’.
He won the first championship in his thrilling career after only 4 years of debut and 98 games, and enjoyed the luxury (?) of finally receiving the congratulations he had only handed out. This is Lee Ga-young (24, NH Investment & Securities), who won the KLPGA Tour Dongbu Construction/Korea Land Trust Championship in October last year.
Lee Ga-young had the best season of his career last year. This is because the long-awaited Witch Girl lifted the championship trophy and finished the season with 10th place in the grand prize points and 9th place in the prize money rankings, winning eight times in the ‘Top 10’.
“Last year was a satisfying year,” he said. More than anything, I was happy to win the championship I so longed for,” he said. In particular, it is regrettable that he did not perform well for two months due to the aftereffects of Corona 19.” In fact, Lee Ga-young had experiences he had never experienced before, such as giving up after Corona 19 and missing the cut for two consecutive weeks.
It was in August of last year that Lee Ga-young contracted Corona 19. He was on the rise to the extent that he entered the ‘Top 10’ six times before that. Fortunately, he won his first championship two months after that, but his victory could have come earlier if it had not been for Corona 19.
He said, “After Corona 19, I was short of breath and had no strength when swinging. He has lost a lot of weight, and he says he swings, but Chae used to stay behind. He couldn’t get the timing right and his direction was messed up. Even his stamina fell to the floor, and his performance continued to drop out of the cut,” he explained the difficult situation at the time.
His goal this season is to add more wins. He doesn’t have a specific title in mind, as he always has. Lee Ga-young said, “I think the title will follow as the overall performance goes up,” and revealed the goal of “one win each in the first and second half and two wins in the season.” In a word, last year was better than two years ago, and this year I hope to reap richer results than last year. 메이저사이트
To achieve his goal, he is currently doing intense winter training with his mentor, Pro Kyung-Hoon Lee, on a two-month schedule at Lotus Valley Golf Resort near Bangkok, Thailand. The camp also includes Choi Hye-jin (24, Lotte), who is the same age as him, who has been paired with the amateur national team since 2015.
In training, he is working on making up for his short game, which is a technical shortcoming. Lee Ga-young expressed strong confidence, saying, “I am focusing on putting and approach practice here,” and “If this year’s short game performance improves a little more than last year, I think I will be able to hit a career high again.”
Gayoung Lee doesn’t have any clear hobbies, but there are so many things she wants to try. She’s like that, but she’s not even done anything special. “I like to learn things,” he said. After he finishes the season, he wants to learn cooking,” he said. She made japchae and zucchini pork stew for her parents, and she was praised,” she boasted.
Lee Ga-young is loved by many fans. Currently, his fan club ‘Gayoung Donghwa’ has 920 members. Some of them visit Thailand’s battery training grounds in early February. He hinted, “I’m trying to have time to communicate with the fans who came to cheer me up.” I will definitely repay the consideration of the members who follow me with better grades.”
He didn’t leave out tips for weekend golfers either. Lee Ga-young said, “The secret to scoring is to reduce misses around the green. It is good to practice short games or putts a lot,” he said. He concluded the interview by advising, “Rolling is most effective.” Bangkok = Jeong Dae-gyun Golf Senior Reporter