16th August 2018 | Sunshine Tour
Jung has a plan for Zebula.
Member of the Gary Player Class of 2018/19, Yubin Jung says despite an indifferent start to this season, he hopes to make use of his intense practice regime to get better results at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Zebula at Zebula Country Club, this week.
“I have been working hard on my driving, to be honest,” Jung said about the aspect of his game that he believes can improve. “I am trying to get more yardage out there, keep up with the big boys and my putting especially. I have been changing putts for a couple of weeks now and I have found the right one and it is going good,”
The 26-year old is looking for improved results, and he aims to achieve the first of those in the first of the six-tournament Vodacom Origins of Golf series, at Zebula, after missing cuts in three Sunshine Tour and three Big Easy Challenge tournaments. His only earnings of the season came at the KCB Karen Masters where he shared 29th after rounds of 72, 72, 74 and 68, last month.
“It has been a bit of the struggle in the beginning. I am just adjusting my game again. So, I took a couple of years off, obviously, and it has been a bit of the struggle, but I am trying to improve every day by one percent, I guess.
“I actually started playing golf again with a different perspective. I think I was a bit tense. I was trying to do things perfectly, but now I am just playing my game and working on my weaknesses. Obviously, I know my strength. It has been a progressive road I think,” he said.
He has been absent for five years from Tour and reclaimed his playing privileges at qualifying school earlier in the year.
Jung is confident that his game plan will bring the desired results. “I will just stick to the game plan, I guess. The course is a bit dry, but greens are really good. So, I am going to stick to my game plan and just play as well as I can. My game plan is a long story. I am hitting a lot of drivers out there this week. So, I feel confident with the driver. It is going to be a lot of drivers off tees,” he said.
The Gary Player Class is the Sunshine Tour’s development programme which benefits from the longstanding support of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB), founded in 1999 by Johann Rupert as the official body for golf development in South Africa, as well as the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation (EEFF) in a collective effort to use golf to improve the lives of disadvantaged South Africans.