Incorporating the beauty of Korea through Jikjisimche verses in Hangeul and metal type

January 13, 2023 0 Comments

■ Trophy Story – The CJ Cup

The CJ Cup was established in 2017 with the goal of being the only PGA Tour event held by a Korean company in Korea. In fact, for three years, including the first tournament, the CJ Cup was held at Nine Bridges Golf Club in Jeju. Justin Thomas (USA) won the championship in 2017 and 2019, and Brooks Koepka (USA), who has now joined the LIV Golf Invitational, lifted the trophy in 2018. However, due to the spread of Corona 19, it has been held in the US mainland since 2020.

The championship trophy of the CJ Cup is so unique that it cannot be found before. This is because it was produced using Hangeul and the Jikji Simche verses certified as the world’s first metal movable type. It is different from other trophies in form. It is not in the shape of a regular cup, but in the shape of a 36 cm wide, 39.5 cm long, 3.9 kg weight movable type plate, and the name of the event and the venue are displayed in gold in the center. The name of each contestant is written in Korean, and the name of the winner is printed in gold. Individual letters engraved with the player’s name can be disassembled and reassembled. 토토사이트

The wooden bridge model, which serves as a pedestal for the trophy, embodies the bridge in the 18th hole of Club Nine Bridges, the first venue of the tournament. At that time, in the sense that all participating players would cross the bridge, the detailed meaning was included, including the pedestal.

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