In the 2023 season, there is a hole that even professional golfers were talking about. These are ‘Seowon Valley CC Hole 11’ and ‘Ujeong Hills CC Hole 9’.

KPGA Korean Tour announced the results of calculating the difficulty level of the 2023 season tournament course, including the 11th hole (par 4. 506 yards) of Seowon Valley CC, where the ‘LG SIGNATURE Players Championship’ was held and the ‘Kolon 65th Korea Open’ was held. The 9th hole (par 4, 444 yards) at Woojung Hills CC was concluded to be the most difficult hole. 스포츠토토사이트

The average score at the 11th hole at Seowon Valley CC was 4.55 strokes, 0.55 strokes higher than the standard score. The green hitting percentage over four days was only 18.08 strokes. The number of birdies in the 11th hole during the tournament was only 3, the lowest in this year’s KPGA Korean Tour tournament. There were 90 bogeys, 13 double bogeys, and 6 triple bogeys.

The 11th hole was operated as a par 5 hole (548 yards) for three years from 2020 to 2023, and was converted into a par 4 hole starting this year. Pavell, which was set at par 72, was changed to par 71. Last year, the average number of strokes for the 11th hole was 4.62 strokes, and the difficulty of strokes was 18th, with 3 eagles, 118 birdies, 10 bogeys, and only 6 double bogeys.

Along with the 11th hole at Seowon Valley CC, the most difficult hole was the 9th hole at Woojeong Hills CC located in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province. The average stroke score was 4.55 strokes, and 24 birdies, 142 bogeys, 31 double bogeys, and 12 scores of triple bogey or higher were recorded in the 9th hole over four days.

Next, Namseoul CC’s 16th hole (par 4, 535 yards), where the ’42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open’ was held, was a hole that tormented players with an average stroke score of 4.54. The 16th hole was previously operated as a par 5 hole, but was converted into a par 4 hole in 2017, and was selected as the most difficult hole last year. In fact, the average number of strokes for the 16th hole is 4.69 strokes in 2017, 4.76 strokes in 2018, 4.73 strokes in 2019, 4.68 strokes in 2021, and 4.58 strokes in 2022, well exceeding the standard stroke score.

On the other hand, the easiest hole was the 5th hole (par 5, 530 yards) where the ’39th Shinhan Donghae Open’ was held, with an average stroke score of 4.26. Over the four days, players made 33 eagles and 271 birdies.

A-ONE CC in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, where the ’66th KPGA Championship with A-ONE CC’, the most prestigious competition in Korea, was held, held the 8th hole (par 4. 395 yards) and the 10th hole to improve the players’ performance by increasing course differentiation. (par 4, 440 yards) and the 13th hole (par 5, 539 yards) were created as special tees for the tournament, and the teeing areas for those three holes were pushed back.

As a result, compared to 2022, the total length of the 8th hole increased by 36 yards, the 10th hole by 31 yards, and the 13th hole by 17 yards. The average strokes for the 8th and 10th holes, which were lower than the standard strokes last year, were 4.05 strokes and 4.08 strokes, respectively, this year, 0.05 strokes and 0.08 strokes higher than the standard strokes, proving the differentiating power of the changed course.

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