Longest hole in the world, Ko confirms Kiwi Open

South Korean course boasts monster par-seven, Lydia Ko confirms New Zealand Open.

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014

Ever heard of a par-seven?

A South Korean Golf Course has created a 1,100 yard, par-seven hole making it the longest hole in the world.

Gunsan Country Club is only a nine-hole course but it also boasts a par-six and every hole contains a water hazard.

Unsurprisingly, the monster hole is stroke index one. 

Ko OK to play home Open 

Lydia Ko has announced she will play the New Zealand Open in Christchurch.

The Auckland-based world number two will be the home favourite at Clearwater Golf Club in February and she is looking forward to competing on home soil.

"I can't wait to be back home with some good friends and family, and hopefully have a chance to win my National Open for a second time,” she said.

The 17-year-old won the championship in 2013 and came runner-up this year.

Gallacher targets Open

Stephen Gallacher is looking to peak at the perfect time next season off the back of a successful 2014 which saw him qualify automatically for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

“I’m going to try to peak for certain bits of the year and Gullane before The Open is brilliant,” Gallacher told the Scotsman.

“Gullane have been great to me. They give me playing rights and I know the courses pretty well. And obviously St Andrews, the home of golf… when The Open is there, it’s a different atmosphere to anywhere else in the world.

“If you asked any golfer on the planet, they would want to win either the Masters or The Open at St Andrews.

“Having won around the place (the Old Course), I understand it. You are basically playing the weather and not the course.”

Georgia's having a ball

Georgia Hall has secured her Ladies European Tour card after finishing second after five gruelling rounds of Tour School in Morocco.

The 18-year-old turned professional earlier this year and joked she does not need any more presents for Christmas following her latest triumph.

"It means I play in every European event next year,” Hall, from Dorset, said. “I won't have to rely on invites and can qualify for the majors. I'll have a busy year."