Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee has developed a new swing over the off season and is primed for the Australian Open starting tomorrow at Royal Adelaide Golf Club.
While she was disappointed with her 2016 season, Lee still managed two top ten finishes and a career low 62 at the JTBC Founders Cup.
“There were so many changes before the 2016 season had started, so I had hard times to adjust myself to the new environment during the 2016 season,” Lee said.
“I don’t think I am satisfied with my last season.
“This year, I would like to focus on my mental game. I have been thinking that my mental game has been my weakness. If I overcome my weakness, I will gain more confidence and will play better.
The 23 year old also scored the most Eagles on tour last year with 13 and she will continue to play her aggressive style from the fairways.
“I used to play conservatively, but since I became an LPGA golfer, I have been trying to change my style more aggressively in order to have more chances of birdies or better,” Lee explained.
“I am going to keep my style and you will see me on the course pulling out a driver for a shot from the fairway.”
Lee - Currently ranked 40 - started playing golf at the age of 3 and says her dream of making the LPGA Tour wouldn’t of been made possible if it wasn’t for Chairman of Volvik, Kyung Ahn Moon’s kind support.
“Kyung Ahn Moon is one of the most important people in my life,” she confirmed.
“He has been my sponsor and a partner since way before I become a professional player. He treats me like his own daughter.
“Without his support, I would not imagine becoming a LPGA player.”
With Lee working on her new swing over the off season she is ready to start the season with a top 20 finish with her first visit to Adelaide.
“I think I am making progress with my new swing and want to see and feel the progress on the course,” Lee said.
“A top 20 would be Okay for the first tournament.
“I have heard a lot of good things about Adelaide, so I am so excited to be here in this beautiful place.”