Reporter Lee Sang-wan = Last year’s KPGA Champions Tour Quality Pying Test (QT) chief passer was Lee Seung-bae (55). Lee Seung-bae, a former professional baseball player, obtained KPGA Pro (Associate Member) qualification in 2007. Afterwards, he was active on the ‘SKY72 Tour’, the predecessor of the KPGA Challenge Tour in 2008, but gave up his tour life for his livelihood and entered the path of lessons.
He had a mediocre touring career, but his passion for touring could not be hidden even at the age of 50. Lee Seung-bae succeeded in entering the senior stage in 2019. He had no outstanding performances. By 2022, he had competed in a total of 24 tournaments, but only 7 had won prize money. 메이저놀이터
However, he achieved the feat of winning the senior pass at the ‘KPGA Champions Tour QT’ last year. Lee Seung-bae took first place with a final total of 9 under par and 135 strokes at the ‘KPGA Champions Tour QT Final Stage (final match)’ held at Easy Sky Country Club, Easy Sky Course in Gunwi, Gyeongbuk for two days from November 22 to 23.
Lee Seung-bae said, “I am very happy to be able to continue playing in the KPGA Champions Tour. I am living a tour and teaching life at the same time under realistic conditions, but the KPGA Champions Tour is a stage where I can confirm my existence as a player.” feel it,” he said.
He continued, “After participating in the KPGA Champions Tour, I receive deep advice from many players. Every time I do that, I receive a lot of energy from the tour players with camaraderie.” I want you to feel the energy.”
Lee Seung-bae’s passion for golf was passed on to his son Lee Dong-ha (22). As a moving professional golfer who qualified as a KPGA Tour Pro (regular member) in September 2022, he walks the same path as his father.
Lee Seung-bae even left a piece of advice for his son.
Lee Seung-bae said, “Father and son are on different stages, but I am proud and happy to think of playing together on tour. When I was young, I was good at long hits, with an average driving distance of over 300 yards. My son is also a long hitter. He is very similar to me.” Looking at my son, he is putting a lot of effort into training focused on technique. I hope he will show his best performance this year by thoroughly managing himself while paying attention to mental training as well.”
Lee Seung-bae’s goal for 2023 is to win the first championship in his life.
Lee Seung-bae said, “I want to win the KPGA Champions Tour this year. If I win, I will be more than happy.” I think there will be,” he promised.
Meanwhile, in the final round of the 2022 ‘KPGA Champions Tour QT’, a total of 120 amateurs, KPGA Pros, and KPGA Tour Pros who went through Pre Stage, Stage 1, and Stage 2 competed fiercely, and the top 26 of them won the KPGA Champions Tour seed for the 2023 season. succeeded in doing