Florentyna Parker shared a par-7 hole marker that makes me tremble!
Florentyna Parker tweeted a golf course marker that makes my knees weak. There’s a 1000-yard, par 7 hole on a golf course in Korea.
Parker doesn’t identify the golf course but it has to be Gunsan Golf Club.
I’m not going to even speculate on why Florentyna Parker is playing golf in Korea when the entire LET, including Georgia Hall and Laura Davies, is preparing to play the Open de España next week.
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I’m currently playing in Korea and came across a Par 7!
First time I’ve played one in my life. Was a weird feeling standing on the tee with over 1KM to go!
What are your thoughts about a Par 7?
Should we have them in Europe? pic.twitter.com/vQXcmPwKbu
— Florentyna Parker (@floryparker) November 15, 2018
Parker wasn’t the first Westerner to discover Gunsan’s mega-hole. PGA TOUR’s Mark Aumann also marveled over the golf course and the 1004 meter/0.6 mile long monster.
Gunsan Country Club is a golf course featuring 81 holes (18 holes for the members and 63 holes for the public) on the site of an abandoned salt field that spans over 1,060 acres. It is the only course in Korea where all the holes are surrounded by lakes; around 380 acres or 36% of the course is comprised of lakes, and the holes are connected by 26 bridges. It has some of the longest golf holes in the world, including a Par 7 hole (1,004m) and a Par 6 hole (661m).
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For a time, the Japanese laid claim to the longest hole in golf, a 967-yard par-7 killer at Satsuki Golf Course in Sano, Japan. Then the Americans jumped into the contest with their own 1007 yard par-6 double dogleg monster at Chocolay Downs Golf Course in Marquette, Michigan.
With a half-mile of open land behind the tips, Chocolay Downs is prepared to extend its fairway in order to maintain its dominant position in the Longest Hole in Golf contest.
I don’t know about you, but I’d be overjoyed to make a double on any of these holes, and I’m playing from the red tees!
For the record, Florentyna Parker didn’t report her score, although inquiring minds would like to know what she wrote on her card at Gunsan.
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