Jay Choi will make his first competitive start at the 2012 Indonesia Open, March 22 – March 25 at the Emeralda Golf Club, Jakarta, Indonesia. This will be his second year competing in this championship. Jay missed the cut in 2011.
Following the Indonesian Open, Jay will travel to Queentown, New Zealand where he has been invited to compete in the New Zealand PGA Championship. The event will be contested at Sir Michael Hill’s private course, The Hills, beginning on March 29th and ending on April 1st. This will be Jay’s first appearance in the New Zealand PGA Championship and he was excited and grateful that the invitation was extended to him.
Jay will return to Japan where he will tee it up in the Token Homemate Cup, Japan Golf Tour’s first event in 2012. The Token will be played April 12 – 15, at the Token Tado Country Club, Nagoya, Japan. 2012 will be Jay’s third year on the JGTO where he finished 17th on the money list in 2010 and 28th in 2011.
Jay spent the off season working on his shot’s inside of 100 yards and sharpening his putting skills by working on the SAM PuttLab with his instructor George Pinnell at the George Pinnell Golf Academy. Jay was somewhat reluctant to work on the SAM because he thought it might take the “feel” out of the stroke. After spending several session’s on the system, he became an avid supporter of the system and see’s the importance of knowing exactly what the putter is doing throughout the stroke so that he can create the ideal feel to coincide with the stroke that will get the ball started on line. Jay is looking forward to the upcoming season and feels good about where he is in his preparation.