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Magazine salutes Golfzon’s Kim as top innovator

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL, USA – (May 16, 2017) Golf Inc. magazine announced today that GOLFZON Chairman Kim Young-chan is among 10 top global golf innovators and entrepreneurs “who are reshaping the face of golf.” The golf business publication’s May-June issue is being released today.

The lead-in to the story reads: “Golf Inc. identified 10 individuals from around the globe who are setting the pace for change. Their ideas are focused on attracting new golfers and keeping existing players in the game. They have devised products that can transport golfers around the course and have created new technologies that bring players and operators closer together.

“These are the innovators and entrepreneurs who are pushing the industry forward and creating new excitement for the game.”

Chairman Kim, formerly with Samsung Electronics, wished to start a new business in South Korea that combined his expertise in information technology and his love of golf. In 2000, he developed GOLFZON and it has grown into a billion-dollar company that is the global leader in golf simulators with the mission statement “to make golf enjoyable for everyone.”  GOLFZON products have been internationally recognized for their high quality and are currently being exported to more than 40 countries in Asia, North America, Europe, and other continents, with the most recent expansion into the United States in 2016. Chairman Kim is a single-digit handicap player with the goal of playing the Top 100-rated golf courses in the world and remains active in the company today.

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GOLFZON ( was recognized by Golf Digest, the world’s top golf publication, as an Editors’ Choice Award winner for “Best Simulators” in the Best Gear & Gadgets area of the May issue.

GOLFZON features global Network playability access, the unique moving swing plate that alters lies to realistic positioning, the most accurate short-game simulation and a 4K graphics curved screen simulator – all further displaying more of the technological advances in the golf simulator field.

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Notes for Editors:


GOLFZON is a global leader in the golf simulator industry, established in South Korea in 2000. GOLFZON has been trying to overcome the entry barrier to golf and expand the number of golfers under the corporate philosophy, “making golf enjoyable for everyone,” believing that golf should be no longer exclusive for the upper class. With a simulation-based business model consisting of golf, IT, and culture, GOLFZON has the largest market share in the global golf simulator business. In addition, products have been internationally recognized for their high quality and are currently being exported to more than 40 countries in Asia, North America, Europe, and other continents. 

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About Golf Inc.

Golf Inc. magazine, founded in 1991, is the world's only magazine for golf course developers, owners and management company executives, catering to the largest operators, the highest-end resorts, golf communities and developers. Published monthly, each issue includes success stories, profiles of industry leaders, trends in development and operations, news updates and inspiring stories about extraordinary people in the golf industry. Golf Inc. hosts an annual fall conference that brings out 500 of the industry's leading operators and developers for three days of education and networking events. 

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