Meet Brian Jung: golf pro and one of North America’s top private-club sellers of Honma.
Korean-born Jung began playing golf at age 11; three years later, he kept at it after moving with his family to Canada. At age 22, he became a PGA Pro.
Before long, Jung was coaching a student who would win the a major Canadian Junior Tournament. It gave him “really good motivation to teach other juniors—they’re hard workers trying to get better,” he says. “And I just enjoy that drive to keep going and grinding to get better every round.”
The grind clearly pays off. Jung has had more than 120 students competing in major Canadian Junior Golf Tournaments, and more than 90 have won division titles. His roster of former students includes LPGA Tour pros Soobin Kim and Sue Kim, and China PGA Tour pro Rak Cho.
When his students need clubs, he introduces them to Honma. “They see me playing and get kind of curious about which clubs I’m playing with,” he says. “I get them fitted, and they start buying.”
Why does Jung turn to Honma? “They’re really good for me,” he says. “I’ve tried many other brands, but these definitely fit me better. It all looks really sharp and feels good.” He appreciates the ability to change the weight in the driver, too. “Honma clubs definitely have their own feel, and they look really solid.”
Jung has had an impressive career. He has been coached by some of America’s Top 100 golf teachers, and his lowest personal score has been 64 at Belmont Golf Course in Langley. When not on the course, he enjoys hiking and watching movies. But it’s on the lesson tee where Jung seems most relaxed – wielding his Honma clubs, and sharing his tools of the trade with his students.