Professional Golfer Kyung-Ju Choi Delivers Special Lecture in AMP
On October 24 at 8:15 PM, PGA professional golfer Kyung-Ju Choi, who is Chief Director of KJ Choi Foundation, delivered a special lecture in room 301 of Hyundai Motor Hall. The lecture was organized by Woo Sung Karm (82nd Batch of AMP) and lasted an hour. Choi gave a speech about his life under the theme of “Golf and Business.” He also introduced his foundation and volunteer activities.
Kyung-Ju Choi, Korea’s first winner of the PGA Tour, started playing golf at the age of 17, following a suggestion from his PE teacher. “I could not have made it this far without those who spotted my talent and dream. I established a foundation to support children in hardships but filled with hopes and dreams,” Choi said, explaining his reasons for volunteering. As of now, KJ Choi Foundation supports approximately 100 children. The foundation not only supports future golf players but also offers tuition by selecting its Hope Scholarship recipients.
In addition, Choi helps children by running various projects such as Dream Library, which is built inside a child care, and Charity Golf Competition. “Just as a mother bird wholeheartedly incubates its eggs in a safe nest, teens also need love and care by others in order to realize their dreams,” he said. “The world will become a better place to live when these kids grow up and share hopes to the world.”
“I was truly intrigued by Choi’s candid story,” Student President Byung Taek Shim (82nd Batch of AMP) said. “I was also inspired by his foundation activities to nurture promising golf players.”