DongA Ilbo, 2010-11-04 08:14
The golf book which contains his swing posture will be exported to Japan for the first time.
Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon’s popularity makes the export of the golf book to Japan possible.
The golf textbook, “Magic Swing”, will be translated into Japanese and published in Japan around the end of this year. It contains seven pictures of Bae Yong Joon playing golf out on the field.
Bae Yong Joon’s golf skill is well-known in the entertainment industry. According to someone who watched him play golf, BYJ has almost the same golf skill as professional players do. The reason that he is releasing his private pictures is due to the relationship with the pro Lee Byung Yong, who wrote “Magic Swing”. The pro Lee Byung Yong has been teaching Bae Yong Joon for 8 years and he is well-known as Bae Yong Joon’s golf teacher in Korea and even in Japan.
His agency, Keyeast said, “BYJ helped him because of their private relationship. He didn’t disclose any information about his golf skills because golfing is his private hobby. The release of his golf swing pictures will be a first for him.”
“Magic Swing” was released October 30th, and the first 3,000 copies have already been sold out. It has been confirmed that some Japanese readers, who got the information by word of mouth, bought them. Someone from the publishing company commented on the responses of the Japanese fans by saying, “We admit that we see good results originating from BYJ’s pictures. ‘Magic Swing’, which is translated into Japanese, is the first Korean golf book to be exported to Japan.”
Reporter Lee Hae Ri; firstname.lastname@example.org