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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Mi Hyun Kim to Retire following Hana Bank Reply with quote
Today in the Korean news they are reporting that Mi Hyun Kim will appear via a sponsor's invite at this year's Ha Na Bank Championship -- and that she will retire after that.



Apparently she has suffered from a severe left ankle injury that hasn't healed. It was caused by the pressure put on it due to her massive overswing. She needed to get a doctor's permission to play the event, so it doesn't sound like she will be playing too well. But she wanted to play one final event before bowing out.

So long, Super Peanut! With you and Grace both retiring, this really is the end of an era. But she should be proud that she has helped create this incredible Korean golf boom. In fact, she intends to continue to teach juniors and foster growth in the game through her Mi Hyun Kim golf centers in South Korea.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Hi, all! I don't really post too much in forums anymore, this one or any others. But I thought there might be some folks here who might like my tribute to Peanut here: Mi-Hyun Kim, A Tribute To A Retiring LPGA Star | Fairways and Forehands

...plus, if I made any mistakes, I'm sure Seoul Sister fans will point them out (and please do, I would hate my tribute piece to Peanut to have false information) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks, Bobby.

God bless you, Peanut. You're the reason I became a fan of the LPGA. Be happy and live well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
From Kimmie's official retirement announcement, Thursday, October 18th, at the Hana Bank Championship



































Sharing the moment with Hyo Joo Kim, who makes her pro debut the same tournament as Kimmie makes her last appearance















Disco Peanut





"Goodbye Super Peanut, Forever Kim Mi Hyun"






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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here is the LPGA's official article about the retirement:

http://www.lpga.com/golf/news/2012/10/mi-hyun-kim-retiring.aspx
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I haven't been on here in years!

I was incredibly saddened to hear Mi Hyun was retiring, but I'm glad to hear she seems to be alright with it.

Mi Hyun and Grace retiring? I must be getting old...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kimmie leaves without quite landing that major. Her biggest victory was the 2006 Ginn which earned her $375,000. It definitely was her biggest trophy.

She never did break the top ten in career earnings, darn it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Verdant Garden wrote:
Kimmie leaves without quite landing that major. Her biggest victory was the 2006 Ginn which earned her $375,000. It definitely was her biggest trophy.


Still one of my favorite Peanut pix (for those who don't know, that's a trophy she's holding!)




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kimmie's final day as a professional:

http://www.phpbbplanet.com/professionalgol/viewtopic.php?t=6923&start=39&mforum=professionalgol
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the memories, Kimmie.
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