Golfer Shin Ji Yai Donates W10 Million to Hampyeong Golf High School

Kyung Ho Kim, Oct. 29, 2015, 8:08 a.m.

Golfer Shin Ji-yai donated W10 million to her alma mater Hampyeong Golf High School in South Jeolla Province on Wednesday to create scholarships (US$1=W1,133). Shin, who held the world No. 1 position in women's golf in 2010, is currently playing in the LPGA of Japan.

She is also engaged in nurturing young aspiring golfers. On Thursday and Friday, she will host a junior tournament under the sponsorship of ThreeBond Holdings in Gokseong, South Jeolla Province. A total of 120 golfers from elementary, middle and high schools will participate. The highest place finishers will be given scholarships. "I'm in my 10th year as a professional golfer, so I wanted to do something to help junior golfers," Shin said.

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