“When I choose a club, I tend to pay attention to the distance and choose the shaft.”
Park Seong-hyeon (30), the ‘original long hit queen’, emphasized the importance of distance.
Park Seong-hyun attended the new carbon wood launch event of TaylorMade, a product sponsor, held at Gabitseom, Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 11th. In an interview with the reporters following the event, he said, “If you choose distance and direction, you tend to focus more on distance and practice.” That makes golf easier,” he said.
This is because you can hit the second shot with a short club when you have a lot of distance, and you can create more birdie chances by attacking the green with a short club.
Park Seong-hyun was the ‘long hit queen’ representing the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour. From 2017 to 2019, when she won 7 career victories on the LPGA Tour, she hit long drives of 270 yards or more, making sure to rank in the top 10 in the distance category. However, since 2020 when he suffered a shoulder injury, his distance has decreased by about 15 yards. 메이저놀이터
However, Park Seong-hyun did not think about it. In the case of the LPGA Tour, since distance is measured on two par 5 holes out of 18 holes, there are cases where woods and irons are caught on those holes, so the LPGA Tour distance record is meaningless.
Park Seong-hyun said, “There is not much difference in distance between a few years ago and now. The club gets better and the swing speed stays the same. As I got older, the carry distance decreased by about 5m, but the amount of spin decreased and more runs were created, so I don’t think the distance has changed much.”
At the same time, he added, “I will try to hit farther in the hole that measures the distance,” causing laughter.
Seong-Hyun Park has not added a win in over three years, with the last at the 2019 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. He suffered a shoulder injury and his swing went off in the aftermath, and he spent a lot of time correcting it. However, from the second half of last year, he slowly started to show good form, and this year, he shows confidence in his ‘resurrection’.
Park Seong-hyun said, “I feel that it will be better in 2023, and I will make it that way.” Starting last year, he took one-point lessons from professional Cho Min-jun and changed his direction to seek help from many people.
Above all, expectations for TaylorMade’s new product, Stealth 2, are high. Park Seong-hyun said, “I feel like I swing easily because I use a lot of carbon,” and “I think my swing speed and ball speed will get better and better. The change from matte to glossy makes the club stand out more.”
In addition, as a tip to increase distance for amateurs, “fitting is really important for clubs. The head is important, but you also have to choose the shaft that fits it well,” he said. The most important point,” he explained