Best 2 under, probably the best
Par 3’s habit of always hitting the opposite side of the hole
The ball goes towards the pin… Shout “No”
There were times when my companions burst into laughter
Entered the grass distribution business in 2006
Visit more than 70% of national golf courses
“If you know grass information, your score will improve”
Yongin = Reporter Oh Hae-won
Changmo Koo (49), CEO of Blue Key Agricultural Corporation, greets each course manager during a round by saying “thank you”. It is not just because they grow grass and supply it to domestic golf courses. As a golfer, it is a sign of gratitude for putting in the effort to enjoy golf. Representative Koo, whom we met in Yongin, Gyeonggi, on the 3rd said, “Many golf courses in Korea have cold-weather grass (yang grass), but it is difficult to grow well because there are four seasons. I can’t help but feel grateful for that.”
After majoring in physical education at university, CEO Koo entered the grass distribution business in 2006 after working as a university assistant and clothing business. And I learned to play golf for business. Above-average skills were required to interact with industry officials with excellent golf skills. So, I focused on the real thing rather than the training. It is a common pattern to go out after spending a lot of time in the practice range. However, Koo stayed longer on the field and experienced various situations, and his skills grew rapidly. A new charm of golf came to me every round, and I fell in love with it like this. Recently, two rounds a week have become a daily routine.
Golf courses are spread across the country. CEO Koo visits golf courses across the country with officials from the same industry to build friendships and compete with each other. They spend close to five hours together, inspecting the condition of the lawn, and discussing work. Being able to combine work and hobbies at the same time is an added bonus. As a result, I visited more than 70% of the nearly 600 golf courses nationwide. Mr. Koo grew lawns and experienced many lawns. So, the characteristics of grass are clearly understood. Golfer Gu Chang-mo’s greatest weapon. CEO Koo pointed out, “As we have more information than general golfers, we will be able to use the turf comfortably and efficiently.”
The characteristics of Korean native turf and cold terrain turf are different. CEO Koo explained, “The ball is floating in Korean grass, so you have to kick it, and in cold-weather grass, you have to hit it because the ball is attached low. CEO Koo said, “There is a lot of grass that catches the club in the roughs of golf courses in foreign countries, but in Korea, the ball often floats on the rough, and if you know such a small difference, you can shoot more comfortably. More and more golfers are studying,” he added. If you go to know the golf course turf information, the probability of reducing the number of strokes increases.
If you have not checked in advance, it is also a good idea to listen to the course description from the person in charge on site.
Representative Koo is 180 cm tall and weighs 72 kg, with a balanced physique. The average distance of drivers is 220-230m. “In 2012 and 2013, I visited the golf course at least 10 times a month and used to write under par scores,” said Koo. Representative Koo does not count the handicap when rounding. Because we play business golf that is thoroughly tailored to the skills of our companions. Unlike many golfers who manage their scores through mobile phone apps, CEO Koo believes it is meaningless to calculate the results of a round within the average. CEO Koo said, “I round with the idea of finishing 18 holes with 1 or 2 less strokes than my partner.
There was never a hole-in-one, and there were too many eagles to count. “Golf doesn’t go my way, but I tend to send the ball in the opposite direction of the hole in a par 3,” said Koo. I prefer it,” he said. But in June 2010, I almost had a ‘big accident’ at Haeundae CC in Busan. As usual, I grabbed the iron on a par 3 and swung, but strangely, the ball flew towards the hole. Confused, CEO Koo shouted, “No.” The companions burst into laughter at the sight of CEO Koo, who was trying to avoid the hole-in-one. The ball inadvertently landed right next to the hole.
“The fun of golf is to send the ball to the course designer’s intention or vice versa, and enjoy various situations,” said Koo. “Especially, the exhilarating exhilaration and sense of achievement when we get out of a situation that is about to collapse is beyond words,” Koo added.