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James Byun

Who are you?
My name is James Byun, son of Korean immigrant parents chasing the American dream.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, G.R.E.A.M is my interpretation of chasing my own American dream as a golf enthusiast and photographer. 

What’s golf to you?
A literal life saver. After battling depression a few years ago, golf and photography helped me overcome my demons. 

Target handicap?
Currently ranging between 7-8 but would love to maintain a 5. 

Favorite golf course?
Soule Park GC, Ojai, CA.

Favorite item in your bag?
As a US Army veteran, I’ve experienced the loss of friends through combat and to suicide. My friend Jonny ended his own life a few months ago and I keep a challenge coin he awarded me back in 2012. 

Jason for being my creative mentor. Josh and Jose for pushing me to be a better golfer and human being in general.  And of course, my fiancè, Hannah, for letting me golf everyday.