Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Jang Mi-ran attends the opening ceremony of the ‘1st Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism National Park Golf Tournament’ held at Seobong Park Golf Course in Gwangju on the 5th and encourages participants and officials.
This tournament, hosted by the Korea Park Golf Association and organized by the Korea Park Golf Association, Gwangju Metropolitan City Park Golf Association, and Gwangsan-gu Park Golf Association, will be held from the 5th to the 6th. Considering the high participation rate of older people in park golf and its status as a lifestyle sport, this is the first government-named competition approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for the sport of park golf.
Park golf is a game played by a group of four people in a small green space such as a park using only one wooden club and one plastic ball. The number of people participating in park golf this year was estimated at approximately 130,000 based on members of the Korea Park Golf Association, which is a 3.5-fold increase compared to 2019.
Vice Minister Jang Mi-ran said, “In preparation for the impending super-aging society, the government will support it with careful policies to promote sports activities that seniors can enjoy in their daily lives, such as park golf메이저사이트.”