Players Dance to Gangnam Style

Wed 03 Oct 2012

Players Dance to Gangnam Style

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Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, October 3: This week 120 professionals from the Asian Tour and Korean Golf Tour will be vying for top honours at the US$750,000 CJ Invitational Hosted by KJ Choi which tees off on Thursday.
While much of the attention will be on their performances at the immaculate Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club, players from the Asian Tour are finding time away from the golf course to keep themselves entertained.
With the phenomenal success of Gangnam Style, a video by Korean rap artist Park Jae-sang or Psy, taking the world by storm, American Berry Henson, a one-time winner on the Asian Tour, is taking a leaf out of Psy’s books by attempting to produce his own video together with his peers from the Tour.
“There’re some good spots out here in Korea. That’s where the main video came from and so we’re trying to get a couple of stuff in over the next few days,” said Henson, who is among the players from over 30 different countries that give the Asian Tour its diverse and international appeal.
The original Gangnam Style video has been viewed over million times on YouTube and spawned a host of parodies that have sent chuckles even among the most deadpan faces.
Psy is seen dancing his way through the video in an eccentric horse-riding move all the while accompanied by beautiful models.
Beautiful models they may not be, but it’s just a fun way of mimicking those signature scenes for Thailand’s Panuphol Pittayarat.
“It’s a really funny music video which keeps people entertained. It’s so good and I like it.  I surf YouTube all day as I like to listen to music and watch videos. So it’s nice to be involved in something like that with my friends,” said Panuphol who is nicknamed ‘Coconut’ by his parents.
It may be early days for Henson and his friends before the video is completed but their dancing act has definitely given them their personalities a different dimension.
“At the end of the day, we just want to tell people that we are more than just some golf professionals spending the day hitting balls on the golf course. It’s all in the name of fun and these are some of the things that we enjoy doing during our free time on Tour,” said Henson.
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About the K.J. Choi Foundation
K.J. Choi, one of the most successful golfers to come from Korea, did not want to stop with his own personal success, but felt a strong social responsibility to give back to society and realized he needed a reliable means of doing so. Joining together with other community leaders in Korea who share the common idea, he established the K.J. Choi Foundation in 2007 for this purpose. K.J. Choi Foundation conducts major charitable projects for those who are faced in hopeless situations in Korean domestic and International communities. The Foundation especially focuses in the support of underprivileged children by lovingly providing welfare services and professional help, thus providing young people with hopes and dreams. K.J. Choi also works closely with many community leaders to help support junior golfers in difficult financial and environmental situations fulfil their dreams through his junior golf program, K.J. Choi Dream Team. K.J. Choi Foundation’s vision is to be a community leader that provides hope and happiness for all, and its purpose is to be a Foundation for everyone.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia.  This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts), Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Cityneon (Official Event Overlay Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner) and Srixon (Official Ball). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.