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I played a round at Pyongyang Golf Course in North Korea. Here's a write-up of my experience!


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Why is this thread stowed away in a subforum? It should be on the front page.

Hey chopper, what are you hitting there?
Callaway Rouge Sub Zero 9°
TM SLDR S 17° 4-wood
Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 21° driving iron

Dynacraft (?) 24° 4-iron
Titleist AP2 710 5-pw
Wilson FG Tour PMP 52, 56, 60­°
Rife 460 Tour Blade

After how long does being "out of form" turn into "a bad golfer"?

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Thanks for reading guys!

 

Wonderful story and great adventure!

Being a lefty myself I must carry my own clubs when I visit Japan since it's tough to find rentals.gotta say you have guts to visit there.i thoroughly enjoyed your story.

Thanks for sharing

 

Haha, doesn't surprise me in the least! Taking the clubs would've been more trouble than it'd been worth in this case, although I'd have been allowed if I'd tried. North Korea are pretty reasonable about taking items into the country now, the media won't tell you but you can legally take in your camera, mobile phone, tablet...even a laptop as long as it's declared. You better damn well hope you declare it though. Hell, you can even take in a bible...just don't leave it anywhere, or you'll be held indefinitely as one poor soul found out.

 

I genuinely thought I may have to just walk the course for photos at least, as the first and last I heard about 'Yes, they have left handed clubs.' was prior to entering the country...months earlier. I was sceptical, which was stupid in hindsight, because if there's one thing you can rely upon with the DPRK, it's their ability to execute an approved itinerary down to the finest detail!

 

Why is this thread stowed away in a subforum? It should be on the front page.

 

I originally posted it under the 'General Golf Talk', but I guess technically it's best suited here under the appropriate region so it was moved pretty quickly by a moderator. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a ghost town in these parts :tongue:

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This was probably the best stort i've read on this forum, thanks for sharing!

 

I have a trip to china in 3 weeks and when i found out i will have a weekend off the first thing that came to mind was where to play a round and which adventures i might have over there.

 

Awesome stuff!

PXG Driver Gen 4 0811 XF

PXG 3 Wood Gen 5 0311
PXG Hybrid Gen 4 0317 XF

PXG Irons Gen 5 0311 XP  5 to 9

Titleist Vokey Wedges SM8 - 46* 52* & 56*
Scotty Cameron - Phantom X 5.5 - Custom 33'

Titleist ProV1

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