KJD signs MOU with Kang Wook-soon Golf Academy

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KJD signs MOU with Kang Wook-soon Golf Academy


From left: Ryu Kwon-ha, executive editor of the Korea JoongAng Daily, left, and Kang Wook-soon, CEO of KWS Golf Academy in Ansan and former professional golfer, pose during the MOU signing at the KWS Academy in Ansan, Gyeonggi on Thursday. Kang Wook-soon coaches young golfers at the par-three course at the academy in Ansan on Thursday. [PARK SANG-MOON]

The Korea JoongAng Daily signed an MOU with Kang Wook-soon Golf Academy at the KWS Golf Academy in Ansan, Gyeonggi, on Thursday.

“I’m confident that we have the best facility for golf,” Kang said. “We’re trying to make something happen and I expect the Korea JoongAng Daily to help us along.”

Starting this summer, the KWS Golf Academy will host its first junior golf camp. In the winter, the academy will host an English golf camp, where a group of junior golfers will travel to New Zealand to learn both English and golf.

The junior camp will be run by Kang, who will travel with the students and coach the junior golfers.

“By joining the biggest golf academy in Korea, I hope this MOU will allow us to perform great synergy with the golf academy and education,” said Ryu Kwon-ha, executive editor of the Korea JoongAng Daily.

The KWS Golf Academy in Ansan was first established in March 2017, with the intention of developing a training facility for young professional golfers. As the designer of the facility, Kang built the academy as a structured one-stop facility, consisting of a short par-three, nine-hole course, putting green and driving range.

Aside from the golf facility, the academy also includes a fitness center and swimming pool.

BY KANG YOO-RIM [kang.yoorim@joongang.co.kr]
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