Student Spotlight: Geuntae Kim

Geuntae Kim

Geuntae Kim started playing golf after a suggestion from his father when he was just ten years old. Now 18, the IJGA senior has won golf tournaments around the globe including the 2014 IJGT Major Tournament at Kiawah Island and the 2015 Junior Heritage Qualifier. Kim is now preparing for his next adventure, college at East Tennessee State University.

Kim signing his National Letter of Intent to play college golf at East Tennessee State University.


Background Information
Name: Geuntae Kim
Nickname: G.T.
Age: 18
Graduation Year: 2015

Fun Facts:
Favorite Food: Kimchi Soup
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite pro golfer: K.J. Choi
Favorite non-golf athlete: Ji-Soung Park
Favorite Band: Maroon 5
Favorite movie: Lone Survivor

What is your favorite golf memory?
This one time, I made a hole-in-one at a tournament back home in South Korea.

Who has had the biggest impact on how you play the game of golf?
Tiger Woods, for sure.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to play “Clash of Clans”

Personality-wise, how do you think your friends would describe you?
They would say that I am serious in everything.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t give up and always be positive.

What motivates you?
Good competition.

What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you on the golf course?
My friend hit a ball thinly in a bunker and it hit me in the head! I was blind for five minutes.

What aspect of your game have you seen the most improvement in this year?
My short game, definitely.

Favorite course you’ve played on and why?
Harbour Town because it’s a PGA course.

What are your goals for the future after the IJGA?
Play well in college golf and one day, be a PGA player.

If you can give advice to other junior golfers or those considering IJGA what would it be?
Set goals all the time and always to reach them.

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