Πόσο καλό γκόλφ έπαιζε ο Κιμ Γιονγκ Ιλ;

Ως γνωστόν,  ο μηχανισμός δυσφήμισης της ΛΔ Κορέας δεν ξεκίνησε με το σημερινό ηγέτης της Κιμ Γιογνκ Ουν αλλά πηγαίνει πολλά χρόνια πίσω.

Η ΛΔ Κορέας κατέχει στρατηγική θέση στο χάρτη και είναι στο στόχαστρο των ΗΠΑ για πολλά χρόνια στα πλαίσια των ενδοϊμπεριαλιστικών ανταγωνισμών.

Οι ηγέτες της χώρας αυτής παρουσιάζονται ως βίαιοι, αδίστακτοι αλλά ταυτόχρονα γραφικοί που μεταδίδουν ακραία ψέμματα τα οποία πλασάρουν στο λαό τους από τα ελεγχόμενα κρατικά ΜΜΕ.

Ας δούμε αυτήν την ιστορία με το γκολφ.

Μας πληροφορεί η Telegraph (19.12.2011) ότι:

According to his biography, he first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport. 

Σύμφωνα με τη βιογραφία του, εντάχτηκε σε έναν σύλλογο γκολφ το 1994, στο μοναδικό γήπεδο γκολφ της Β. Κορέας, και σκόραρε έναν γύρο 38-under par το οποίο περιλαμβάνει 11 τρύπες με μια βολή. Ικανοποιημένος από την απόδοσή του, δήλωσε ότι αποσύρεται από το άθλημα.

Το golf.com σε άρθρο του αναφέρει ότι:

No, it wasn't 11 holes-in-one. How crazy do you have to be to believe that the late North Korean leader Kim Jongil actually had eleven holes-in-one in the same round? Come on.
No, really. Let's be serious for a minute. It was five holes-in-one.
The 11 aces thing came much later, after Kim had taken over as supreme leader, imprisoned thousands of political enemies and led his nation squarely into George W. Bush's "axis of evil." By then, you might guess, people didn't really want to contradict Kim. (Πηγή)

Και το άρθρο συνεχίζει:

But if you go back to 1994 you will hear an even more remarkable story that stars an Australian reporter named Eric Ellis, who is now the Europe correspondent for The Global Mail.
Ellis had applied for a visa to enter North Korea posing as a golf course developer. He used that ruse because he thought it sounded benign enough to get him in. It worked, and when he arrived he was assigned "minders," two so-called guides and a driver. The minders had no idea what golf was -- really, no idea -- but they thought some activity like that was being played near the capital at Pyongyang Golf Club.

Ellis was really in North Korea to investigate famines that were rumored to be causing disturbances. This was just after the death of Kim's father, Kim Ilsung, and before Kim ascended to power. Along the way he saw no evidence at all of famine. "I went to get one world scoop," he says now. "And I ended up getting a completely different world scoop."

He met Park Young-man, who was the country's only golf pro, though even now Ellis isn't sure he actually played golf. The reporter asked Park to name his favorite golfer. Jack Nicklaus? Arnold Palmer? Greg Norman? He'd never heard of any of them. But when Ellis asked Park if he had ever met the "Great Leader" -- the recently expired Kim Il-sung -- Park said he had not but he had met the "Dear Leader," his son Kim Jong-il.

He proceeded to take Ellis around the course, hole-by-hole, to show him how well Kim Jong-il had played. The first hole was a 374-yard par 4. "Dear Leader Comrade General Kim Jong-il, who I respect from the bottom of my heart, scored two on this hole," Park said. And it went on from there. The worst Kim scored on any hole was a birdie. He finished with a 34.

And, the famous kicker: Kim had five holes-in-one.

"He's an excellent golfer," Park said.


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