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The truth behind Kim Jong Ils legendary 38 under par round...


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#1 Golfer from MO

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:03 AM

Some of us have read this in golf mag but I bet many have not seen it - just awesome how lack of knowledge by the wrong people can lead to legendary stories :D

A group of smiling caddies greeted us outside the clubhouse. So did the club manager, a stern-faced, chain-smoking man in a brown suit and cap with a red star above its bill.

After some cajoling through an interpreter, he agreed to field a few of my questions. The first was a no-brainer: had he witnessed the Dear Leader’s fabled round?

He chuckled but said nothing, puffing on an unfiltered cigarette.

What about the record-shattering score and those unforgettable five holes in one?

This time, to my surprise, he answered.

Kim, the manager said, was, of course, a staggering golf talent, possessed of an enchantingly rhythmic swing. But even for a player of his abilities, five aces in one round were out of reach. How that stat had entered into the official record was pretty simple, the manager said: The scorekeeper tracking Kim’s round that day had relied on a relative-to-par system, marking down 0 for pars, 1 for bogeys and 2 for double-bogeys.

Unfamiliar with that scorekeeping shorthand, the North Korean state news agency covering the outing had read the five 1s on Kim’s card as holes-in-one.

Forget the fact that Kim, a rank beginner, probably never sniffed bogey all day. (If you were keeping score for a brutal autocrat, would you dare tell him he’d made nothing but snowmen?)


This above article leads me to think kim Jong shot a 77ish round for his first round(not bad)

His alleged aces at least now made a kind of goofy sense: a mundane error had slipped into the official annals, dispatched proudly on the newswires by the North Koreans, only to be snickered at by the rest of the world.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

crazy, but that kinda makes sense. That alleged round has gotten so much press covfefe
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

Maybe Kim and Dennis Rodman could get together for a round.  

The Odd Couple.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:38 PM

I wonder if WRX could negotiate to get in over there for a WITB shoot.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:44 PM

View PostKrazyTrain18, on 15 June 2017 - 11:38 PM, said:

I wonder if WRX could negotiate to get in over there for a WITB shoot.

Just don't try to steal any souvenirs at the hotel.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:03 AM

View PostPZero, on 15 June 2017 - 11:44 PM, said:

View PostKrazyTrain18, on 15 June 2017 - 11:38 PM, said:

I wonder if WRX could negotiate to get in over there for a WITB shoot.

Just don't try to steal any souvenirs at the hotel.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:53 AM

View PostGolfer from MO, on 15 June 2017 - 11:03 AM, said:

Some of us have read this in golf mag but I bet many have not seen it - just awesome how lack of knowledge by the wrong people can lead to legendary stories :D

A group of smiling caddies greeted us outside the clubhouse. So did the club manager, a stern-faced, chain-smoking man in a brown suit and cap with a red star above its bill.

After some cajoling through an interpreter, he agreed to field a few of my questions. The first was a no-brainer: had he witnessed the Dear Leader’s fabled round?

He chuckled but said nothing, puffing on an unfiltered cigarette.

What about the record-shattering score and those unforgettable five holes in one?

This time, to my surprise, he answered.

Kim, the manager said, was, of course, a staggering golf talent, possessed of an enchantingly rhythmic swing. But even for a player of his abilities, five aces in one round were out of reach. How that stat had entered into the official record was pretty simple, the manager said: The scorekeeper tracking Kim’s round that day had relied on a relative-to-par system, marking down 0 for pars, 1 for bogeys and 2 for double-bogeys.

Unfamiliar with that scorekeeping shorthand, the North Korean state news agency covering the outing had read the five 1s on Kim’s card as holes-in-one.

Forget the fact that Kim, a rank beginner, probably never sniffed bogey all day. (If you were keeping score for a brutal autocrat, would you dare tell him he’d made nothing but snowmen?)


This above article leads me to think kim Jong shot a 77ish round for his first round(not bad)

His alleged aces at least now made a kind of goofy sense: a mundane error had slipped into the official annals, dispatched proudly on the newswires by the North Koreans, only to be snickered at by the rest of the world.


Likely the reporter would have noticed any 0's on the card, if that's  how the mis-reporting occurred.  So, with only five 1's, there had to be thirteen 2's or worse.  That being the case, the guy would have been a minimum of 31 over par for the day, unless I misread something in your OP.  

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:22 AM

They have giant artwork of their faces as required "signage" throughout their country.

There was no 'error'......they know what they're doing.

The smoke & mirrors in North Korea is nearly as bad as that of the Cameron & Co. :to_become_senile:
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

I think the course he "played" was contrived by his "yes men" and he most likely has never played nor swung a club in his life. What score would you "mark" down if your dictator had a gun shoved in your mouth?

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:00 PM

How is this thread not 'polyticul'? I got thrown in jail for simply mentioning the Nov eelecshuns.
So there is really only here and now

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

I bet this 38-under round will be beat someday. I can think of one person capable ...

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