14 years old beat the national runner-up
In the Vietnamese golf village, Khue Minh (2003) is a very strange name. The “young” athlete has only been practicing golf for 3 years, and the achievements have only been achieved in the youth tournaments. However, in 2017, specifically in the competition to select athletes to attend the SEA Games, the Hanoi golfer made a real shock to the experts.
With methodical technique, bodybuilding, physical strength all surpassing the age of 14, and above all with a very respectable internal strength, Doan Xuan Khue Minh defeated his senior, Chieu Duong National Championship runner-up, to win a place in the SEA Games. Games 29.
Previously, when selecting athletes for the national team, sports industry leaders often chose athletes aged 18-25, but it was Khue Minh’s excellence that made the managers change their opinion.
According to the assessment of young Hanoi golf coach Nguyen Huy Tien, Khue Minh, although new to golf and rarely competes in major tournaments, especially international, has made an amazing development.
Minh’s most obvious advantage and strength is bodybuilding, physical strength, and a very methodical technique. Most importantly, Khue Minh is only 14 years old, if invested and oriented, will definitely become a top golfer in Vietnam in the near future.
In fact, since discovering Khue Minh’s talent, coach Nguyen Huy Tien took the 2K generation athlete to train in Thailand for a month, and then attended the Malaysia Open again. Being able to compete with strong opponents helps Khue Minh to make visible progress.
Also according to coach Huy Tien, Khue Minh is even better than senior golfer, defending champion Thao My, if compared to the same age group of 14.
“I am very happy to be able to attend the SEA Games for the first time. I will try to do my best in Malaysia in the coming days,” said middle school student Khue Minh.
Spend your own money to Malaysia to get acquainted with the yard
To prepare for the 29th SEA Games, the Vietnamese golf team on August 2 left for Malaysia for training, and returned home yesterday (August 7). During the 5 days here, athletes practice at The Mines Golf Course, 15 km south of Kuala Lumpur. This is also the venue for golf at the SEA Games.
It will not be worth mentioning when Khue Minh and his seniors and seniors pay their own money to go to Malaysia for training. The entire cost is calculated separately for each person in 5 days, up to several tens of millions of dong. However, to have the best performance at the SEA Games, the above money is well worth the investment.
According to coach Nguyen Huy Tien, the chances of Vietnam golf’s medal competition at the SEA Games are very few, but there will certainly be a big step forward. The reason is because besides athletes who are showing progress, playing mature and brave, with the leading female golfer Thao My, for the first time, Vietnamese golf will be 100% funded by the General Department of Sports. funding, instead of being self-sufficient or relying on socialization sources.
“We only hope in the team event, the women’s singles. Because Thailand is so strong, it is also a great feat for Vietnamese golfers to enter the top 5-10. However, I still believe that the athletes will close the gap with Thailand, so that we can have more confidence to continue striving,” said Coach Huy Tien.
Pisces | 11:00 08/08/2017