The 66th KPGA Championship with A-ONE CC, the most prestigious tournament in Korea, will be held next month for four days from June 8 to 11.
The tournament debuted in June 1958 as Korea’s first professional golf tournament, and has not missed a year since then. It is the longest-running tournament on the KPGA Korean Tour.
With a total prize fund of KRW 1.5 billion and a winner’s prize of KRW 300 million, the tournament is held on the South and West Courses (Par 71, 7,138 yards) of AONE CC in Yangsan, Gyeongnam.
It is noteworthy that it has been held at AONE CC for eight consecutive years since 2016. The KPGA and AONE CC signed a lease agreement for the venue in 2018 and committed to hosting the tournament until 2027. Last year, AONE CC was named the ‘Best Tournament Course’ on the KPGA Korean Tour.스포츠토토
This year, the 8th hole (par 4, 395 yards), 10th hole (par 4, 440 yards), and 13th hole (par 5, 529 yards) were created as special tournament tees. The teeing areas on these three holes were pushed back. The result is a 36-yard increase on No. 8, a 31-yard increase on No. 10 and a 17-yard increase on No. 13 compared to 2022. This was done to increase course variation and help players improve their performance.
The tournament will feature ‘defending champion’ Shin Sang-hoon (25.BC Card), 2021 winners Seo Yoseop (27.DB Insurance), Choi Yoon-soo (75), Kim Jong-duk (62.Milan International), and Lee Ki-jin (59), as well as ‘past champions’ such as opening day winner Ko Gun-taek (24. Daebo Construction), Chung Chan-min (24.CJ), who won the 42nd GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open, “Monster” Kim Kyung-tae (37.Shinhan Financial Group), and KPGA Korean Tour money winner Park Sang-hyun (40.Dong-A Pharmaceuticals) will be among the top players in Korea.
The winner will receive five years of tour seeding (2024-2028) and 1,300 Genesis Points. The winner will also be eligible for permanent membership if they choose.
There will also be plenty of activities and events for galleries visiting the tournament.
After the second round on the 9th, there will be a DJ festival with DJ Bandalak and DJ Chunja, and after the third round on the 10th, there will be a music festival with Tae Jin Ah, Jang Ho Il’s 015B, and Norazo. Both events will be held on the same course.
After the third and final rounds of play, there will be a raffle for a variety of prizes.
LG SIGNATURE Ice Water Fridge, Seragem V7, Pauze, Serabot, Sennheiser Bluetooth Earphones, BTR Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Bumyang Glove Golf Gloves, Cladin Chinese Food, PM International Herbal Tea/Grain Net, ACTS Sports Gel, Longest Shampoo/Treatment, and more are waiting for the gallery.
Tickets for the tournament can be purchased online at the KPGA’s official website. Tickets will also be available on-site. The first and second rounds cost 10,000 won, while the third and final rounds cost 20,000 won. All-day tickets are 50,000 won and KPGA members are admitted free of charge.
The gallery parking lot is located at 336, Jujindong-ro, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do. Gallery shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 3 and 4 will run every 20 minutes from 8am to 6pm.