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Forum topic by muleskinner posted 12-19-2011 09:24 PM 830 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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muleskinner

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12-19-2011 09:24 PM

One of golf’s greatest feats is to shoot one’s age.

So, imagine how spectacular a day Kim Jong-Il had back in 1994. The North Korean dictator, who died on Saturday of heart failure at age 69, scorched the 7,700-yard Pyongyang Golf Course in a stunning 38-under par, 34.

Now, before getting all bent out of shape that such a score is impossible or clearly the product of creative scorekeeping on the part of the “Dear Leader,” it’s important to note that witnesses attest to his great round.

According to reports, Kim, who was 52 at the time, carded no worse than a birdie on any hole at the country’s only golf club. He also had five holes-in-one in the round, which was witnessed by 17 armed bodyguards.

“He is an excellent golfer,” Park Young Man, the club professional, told the International Herald Tribune a couple of months after Kim’s historic round, which was widely-reported in North Korea’s state-controlled media.

Good thing for Tiger Woods and his contemporaries Kim spent his time serving his people because clearly he could have ruled the PGA Tour too.

-- Visualize whirled peas


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Bertha

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 09:25 PM

He also had five holes-in-one in the round, which was witnessed by 17 armed bodyguards
That’s nothing! I had nine hole in ones at Pebble Beach. Just ask my dog, he was with me;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 09:31 PM

Al, that is nothing….I once shot an 18!

Too bad it was on one hole with witnesses…

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#3 posted 12-19-2011 09:35 PM

Not making this up, I shot a 68 once!!! I didn’t do as well on the back 9, though..

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 09:40 PM

^huge lol, lips;) I used to be a caddy when I was younger. I’d order putters by the dozen for my favorite player. When he smashed them and threw them into the hazard, I’d retrieve them, take them to the pro shop, rehandle them, and resell them. Golf and pool don’t get along with me. For some reason, those two games flip a switch in my anger mechanism. I’ve been so mad playing golf before that I’ve literally seen red (serious).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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