“What? They showed that to you, Kang pro?”
“Not only me, but anybody who is curious can take a look. They are showing everything through their homepage.”
“Does that make any sense?”
Is there a reason it wouldn’t? All they do is make the donations and expenses public and put a simple explanation for each line item. It was easy.
I took my smartphone out and loaded the Dandelion homepage.
It was a steamy new homepage that was made less than one month ago. But it had quite a lot of information. A picture and introduction of CEO Lee Soo Bong and the teachers, as well as the 36 students.
Not only that, it also had the information about their asset management. It was the part I paid especially close attention to when I created Dandelion.
“Look over here.”
I opened the Asset Management information and showed it to Jang Yoon Shik.
Since he is one of the people who opposes me the most in our Lions, if Jang Yoon Shik accepts it, everyone else will as well.
“Let me take a look.”
Jang Yoon Shik looked through the Asset Management information on my smartphone.
The information was pretty thorough. How many donations they received on any specific date, how much was used for a expense, and the current remaining balance.
Of course, information about the donations were present as well.
Included in that donations list were donations made by the Lions club as well. In fact, there were 3 of them.
Donation Date: Jan. 17
Donator: Lions Golf Club
Donation Amount: 51,000,000 won
Donation Date: Jan. 27
Donator: Lions Golf Club
Donation Amount: 330,000,000 won
Donation Date: Feb. 9
Donator: Lions Golf Club
Donation Amount: 410,000,000 won
That wasn’t it.
I pretty much deposited money into the Dandelion account every day from the Virtual Accounting money. Sometimes it was 10 million won, other times 5 million won, etc.
All of those were listed as well.
Donation Date: Jan. 20
Donation Amount: 14,393,000 won
The expenses information was the same way. Rent for the building, cost of supplies for instruction, salary for the employees. Everything was listed on the website down to every penny.
In terms of supplies, there was even a separate list to show which items were purchased and how much was spent for each item.
Jang Yoon Shik’s jaws dropped down.
“Is this real? You sure it isn’t fake?”
“If you want to test it, donate some money to them right now. Then it should be up there by tomorrow morning at the latest.”
“This is a groundbreaking innovation.”
“I think it is more stupidly brave than groundbreaking. There should be many things that foundations need to use money for that they can’t show. But if they work like this, it would be difficult to embezzle money.”
“What did you say the name was?”
“Dandelion. It is a culinary school for students with difficult family situations. All expenses are covered for the students.”
“They are doing a good deed. I should set up a recurring donation for them, even if it is only 100,000 won a month.”
Yes. This was the type of atmosphere I was looking for. If the Dandelion name keeps spreading like this, it will be able to quickly grow.
“Anyways, Kang pro, you’re going to participate in this upcoming Screen Golf competition, right?”
Hole In One Screen Golf Competition.
It is a national competition for all golf clubs around Korea, with a large prize of 100 million won. The 1st round is in 5 days.
I made it through the preliminaries so far.
But my score was not that good. It was because they set the competition stage to be the same course that I faced off against Hwang Joon Yul. Each time I played him, I controlled my strokes to barely manage to defeat him. I couldn’t suddenly do much better.
Thanks to that, my average stroke was only 6 under par.
“Of course I will take part. I can create my own uniform, right?”
“Of course. It just needs to meet the regulations. We would be thankful if you put our Lions name on it. But why are you talking about uniforms? Our members were going to make a couple outfits for me.”
You’ll find that out once the competition starts.
“I will reveal it to you as it comes. Anyways, putting is killing me. Do you know any good putting instructors?”
“Kang pro, your putting is good.”
That’s compared to you, Mr. You don’t know how much pain I’m going through these days because of my putting. I want to just scream out in frustration. If I could even develop a line reading skill, I could probably easily lower 3 to 4 strokes.
“Putting is my weakness. I’m under 50% for 5 meter putting success rate.”
“That much is pretty good.”
“It is not good enough for me. If I was good at putting, I could even attempt to win the Screen Golf Competition.”
“True, with Kang pro’s skill level, you can definitely challenge for the win.”
Everybody nodded their heads as if they agreed.
At that moment, Director Han Sung Taek, who was sitting right next to me, mentioned a foreign name to me.
“Then why don’t you learn from Han Sul Yi pro?”
I had never heard that name before.
But it wasn’t like I had much knowledge about golf players. I’ve only been interested in golf for about a couple months. The only reason I can play well is because of the skills I created.
“Who is Hal Sul Yi pro?”
“Han Sang Ho pro’s daughter. You do know Han Sang Ho pro, right?”
I’m sorry to say this is the first time I’ve heard that name.
“I don’t think I’ve heard that name before.”
“Young people these days are always like this. How can your golf skills be so good without knowing about Han Sang Ho pro, the living legend of Korean Golf?”
Director Han Sung Taek started to list Han Sang Ho pro’s profile. Seeing him recite his record like this, he must be a big fan.
But once I heard about him, he was not that amazing. He had 45 wins in the Korean Tour and holds the record for the most wins. He has no record in the PGA. I don’t think he ever made it there. If he did, he must have had really bad records.
But since Director Han Sung Taek is saying he is an amazing player, I need to play along.
“Wow, he’s amazing. Then shouldn’t I learn from Han Sang Ho pro? Why his daughter……?”
“His daughter is talented as well. Especially when it comes to putting, she is probably one of the best in the world. But surprisingly, her iron is weak. Especially her approach. If it wasn’t for that, she would be making her name in the LPGA tour right now.”
After hearing what he had to say, I felt like we would compliment each other very well.
Plus, Director Han Sung Taek was a very cautious person. He doesn’t like to say things that he’ll be held responsible for.
So for someone like that to, ‘Say with certainty,’ then they really must be talented.
I was suddenly full of anticipation.
“Then I must ask for your help to get us introduced. I will treat you to a refreshing round of alcohol for it.”
“Good. I will prepare a meeting soon.”
I suddenly felt a sharp gaze looking toward me. It was someone staring at me and Han Sung Taek from the other side.
It was Jang Yoon Shik and his son. Did he says his son’s name was Jang Gun Ho?
Jang Gun Ho’s gaze was especially sharp. He was glaring at me and Han Sung Taek with a gaze full of grudges.
Han Sung Taek finally felt the two of their glares as well.
But he did not know the reason they were looking at him like that.
“Why does it have to be Han Sul Yi pro?”
Han Sung Taek has an even more confused expression.
I was the same way. Why do the two of them care about who I learn putting from?
But Jang Yoon Shik’s continued explanation explained it all.
“Director Han, you know that my Gun Ho fancies Han Sul Yi pro.”
Han Sul Yi pro must be quite a beauty.
Of course I wasn’t interested in a romantic relationship. I don’t know how pretty Han Sul Yi might be, but I don’t want to cause an issue in the gathering because of a woman. (PR: How much you wanna bet he does the EXACT OPPOSITE of this.)
I just want to learn to putt.
But the continued discussion made me understand that it was not a simple issue. A completely unrelated person was dragged into it.
“Didn’t the Winners’ Hwang pro claim Han Sul Yi pro to be his?”
“Just because Hwang pro, ‘Claimed,’ her doesn’t mean that she is his woman. Furthermore, Hwang pro, that bastard, just wants to toy with Han Sul Yi pro. We can’t hand Han Sul Yi pro to a bastard like him.”
The only Hwang pro in the Winners was Hwang Joon Yul.
I was suddenly interested in this woman named Han Sul Yi.
But Jang Gun Ho must really be head over heels about Han Sul Yi pro. Once he started talking, it was like a dam was overflowing.
“What am I lacking compared to Hwang pro? Other than the fact that the bastard has a rich mom, what else does he have going for him?”
Isn’t that spitting on your own face? If you want to put it that way, Jang Gun Ho only has a rich dad and nothing else going for him.
Although I don’t really know anything about Jang Gun Ho.
Han Sung Taek was speechless.
No, he probably doesn’t want to get wrapped up in such a situation. He started to wave his hand to settle the situation.
“Don’t get the wrong idea. I am just introducing her to Kang pro because he wants to learn putting. Isn’t that right, Kang pro?”
I didn’t want Han Sung Taek to be put in an awkward situation. Half the reason I came here was for Han Sung Taek. I also don’t want relationships I’ve built to get complicated because of women issues.
I smiled brightly toward Jang Gun Ho.
“I’m already seeing someone.”
The next morning.
Hwang Joon Yul was about to go crazy from anger.
‘Son of a bitch. I can’t believe I can’t beat that beggar.’
Yesterday was the third time. He lost by 1 or 2 strokes each time.
There was nothing he could do. Kang Hwi Ram surprisingly had luck on his side all the time while he never had the luck going for him.
Golf was a sport where one’s mental was more important than any other sport. Once it starts to break, it becomes impossible to recover.
He was going through that right now. He felt like, if he could focus his mental, he could defeat Kang Hwi Ram.
The even more angering part was that he lost close to 1,600,000,000 won to a punk like Kang Hwi Ram.
1.6 billion won was pretty large of an amount even for Hwang Joon Yul.
“Hey, fix your face.”
It was his father, Hwang Chi Gook.
Now that he thought about it, this was not the time to get angry over personal issues like that. It was a special meeting that the Golden Dragon Group’s Chairman Jung Man Yong was taking apart in.
If he gets on the Chairman’s nerves, the shares for the Golden Dragon Medical Center that he had worked so hard to get might disappear.
Thankfully, the atmosphere in the meeting was not bad. The company did well last year, and the forecast for this year was pretty bright as well.
In addition, the Royal Road project focused on the Golden Dragon Kids officially starts this year.
Honestly, Chairman Jung Man Yong’s focus was more on the, ‘Royal Road Project,’ than running the group. By now, he should be pretty full of excitement and anticipation for the Golden Dragon Kids to enter the PGA.
“Secretary Bae. The Royal Road project is going well, right?”
“We’ve finished discussions with the PGA office. If our kids can properly show their skills, there will be no issues with heading to the PGA.”
“Great. President Hwang. There should be no issues, right?”
“Yes, Chairman. We will make sure to make the Chairman’s dream come true. You can rely on us.”
Hwang Chi Gook responded with a vigorous voice.
Hwang Joon Yul became nervous as well.
In some aspect, this was something so trivial that you couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Do we have to go this far?’ All they were doing was sending a single golf player to the US stage.
But that trivial issue was something that could make or break a company’s future. If the Mo Group stopped supporting them, all of his father’s companies would start to crumble at once.
They would also take back the shares for the Golden Dragon Medical Center.
“I like it. I will be waiting for the good news. Let’s end today’s meeting then.”
Chairman Jung Man Yong got up first. After he stood up, the rest of the people got up as well.
Hwang Joon Yul followed Hwang Chi Gook out of the meeting room.
Hwang Chi Gook casually asked Hwang Joon Yul a question.
“How are the kids conditions?”
“Their conditions are as good as can be.”
Hwang Chi Gook was in charge of the Golden Dragon Kids, however, he left the less important issues for Hwang Joon Yul.
Hwang Joon Yul was actually one of the Golden Dragon Kids as well. He was talented in golf since he was young, and since Chairman Jung Man Yong’s love for golf was very strong, Hwang Chi Gook had Hwang Joon Yul focus on golf.
Thanks to that, Hwang Joon Yul was the Golden Dragon Kids’ caretaker and leader.
And Hwang Joon Yul was pretty good at the work. He had raised seven talented newbies.
Among the seven, there were 5 Golden Dragon Kids that they had special expectations about. If it is them, they were certain that they could enter the PGA through the Royal Road project.
It would be even better if they could win at the PGA stage as well.
“I will leave it to you.”
“You do not have to worry. Starting from this hole-in-one competition, our Golden Dragon Kids will sweep every golf competition.”
Hwang Joon Yul smiled brightly. It was overflowing with confidence.
Thinking about the Golden Dragon Kids helped him release some of the stress he got from Kang Hwi Ram.
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Translator : Miraclerifle
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