It was difficult to find his name at the top of the leaderboard. He participated in a total of 27 tournaments this year and passed the cut only 9 times. Entry into the top 10 was only once in the Nexen ¤ Saint Nine Masters in April, which was the season’s best in the 2022 season, in 3rd place.
It is hard to believe that Jang Ha-na (31), who won 15 victories in the Korean Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) and has the first place in accumulated prize money to exceed 5 billion won for the first time.
However, he is ‘as expected’. Jang Ha-na, who we met at the last tournament of 2022, the ‘PKL Pacific Rings Korea Championship’, which recently ended in Binh Duong, Vietnam, laughed and said, “I heard a lot that it is time to retire because of poor grades this year.” He is a hyung who is curious about making changes in the game and puts them into practice. I just didn’t get good grades according to the risk.”
“It is not true that I will only play this year or next year and quit,” he said, “It is true that I have to think about my age now. It was a year of thinking about how to make golf easier and longer.”
As he said, Jang Ha-na, born in 1992, is a player who has to think about his age. In particular, wrist and ankle pain, which became a chronic disease, made Jang Hana even more difficult this year. He sometimes went round with a limp.
However, he did not make excuses, saying, “It’s not that I didn’t perform well this year because of an injury.” “Injury is like a ‘baggage’ that I have been with for over 10 years, which happened when I won,” he said. “In the meantime, golf was boring, and I changed it because I was older. I thought I should play easier golf with less shock as much as possible even in the midst of my injury,” he explained.
So, I tried to modify the swing form. “In the meantime, I hit a fade with an upright swing, but it was too much for my body, so I changed to a flat swing, and I changed the pitch to a draw,” he said. 안전놀이터
Jang Ha-na, who smiled once again, said, “I think I went through a terrible ceremony after entering my 30s.” It will be the basis for enjoying the rest of your 30s.”
The changes made this year are not yet complete. After taking a break for the time being, he plans to leave for Laos on January 19 next year and do winter training until the end of February.
He went through the toughest time after his tour debut this year, but his bright smile was still there. Jang Ha-na talks about hope, not frustration, even in the midst of trials.