July 29, 2020

Hole in none: how screen golf got serious in South Korea

Daejeon (South Korea) (AFP) – On the final green of the tournament, Ha Ki-won carefully took his stance and addressed the ball. A gentle strike, and it rolled forward.In front of him it circled the hole, making a rattling sound as it dropped, and Ha raised his fist in triumph, taking victory and a 20 million won ($17,000) winner’s cheque by a single shot.The ball, though, was not in a hole, but still on the carpet. This was a professional screen golf tournament in South Korea, which hosts what organisers say is the world’s only such tour.For Ha, 38, screen golf has offered a competitive lifeli…

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