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Golf at Kasai

It is cold in Japan right now, but playing sports can help to keep you warm! I went for a bit of golf practice at Kasai Lotte range (about 30 minutes out of Tokyo) recently. Lotte is one of the bigger ranges in town and is normally very…

Night Golf, Chiba

Before the heat of the summer arrived, I went out for a game of night golf in Chiba with some friends. The course was about 1 hours drive from the center of Tokyo and had excellent lighting for night golf. The cool breezes coming over…

Kiki

I am in Australia at the moment and have been visiting my cat, Kiki. Also, I got time to go the golf range. This is a great place to practice.

Japan Ladies Golf Fashion

Japan golf is riding a new wave of popularity with Ishikawa Ryo in the mens section and now a group of women coming on to the scene who are changing the traditional views of golf wear. One such newcomer to the womens field is…

Mt Fuji Golf

I went on a trip to Mt Fuji to play golf with friends. The weather was perfect and the views of Mt Fuji from the course, amazing. I spent more time snapping photos than hitting golf shots. Every hole seemed to have a better and better view.…

Shinagawa Golf Center

I came out to the Shinagawa Golf Center at Oimachi to have a hit of golf. Oimachi is one station down from Shinagawa on the Keihin-tokhoku Line. The range is close to the station and not that expensive. The booth cost 300 yen to hire…

Tiger v. Ishikawa, Presidents Cup

Ryo Ishikawa has been added to the team for the Presidents Cup by Greg Norman. In the first round match he will be paired with Australia's Geoff Ogilvy against Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker. Ryo Ishikawa is considered by many in…

Australia Trip

I have been in Australia for the last few days and enjoying the sun. Since getting ill before leaving Japan and going for a quick tenteki I have improved but am now having some further tests in hospital. Whilst in Australia I attended a…

Golf at Koga Links

This weeks golf was at Koga Golf Links Club in Ibaragi-ken (茨城県). Most courses in Japan are built in the mountains which means a lot of walking up and down hills. In contrast, the Koga Links course is built by the riverbed and is nice…

Tiger v. Ishikawa, British Open

Ryo Ishikawa is considered by many in Japan to be the Japanese version of Tiger Woods. He hasn't won that many tournaments yet, but he has certainly developed a deep fan base that believes in his future. Still only in his teens,…

Rilakkuma at golf

Just catching up now on the photos from the golfing trip last week with Rilakkuma. The weather was not bad, the score not the greatest, but Rilakkuma came out pretty good in the photos. The course was just across the Aqualine…

Rilakkuma Golf

San-x company have brought out a range of products for the golf. If you are a Rilakkuma fan who plays golf then these goodies will surely be on your shopping list. The San-x Rilakkuma Golf store site has many other items also.…

Golf is never boring

I played golf in Chiba yesterday and for those following on twitter @Shibuya246 you will have seen some of the tweets live as I made my way round the course, stopping in for lunch after nine holes, as is customary in Japan, and then…

Cloud Patterns

I played golf today in Chiba and will be posting tomorrow details of the day which included a detour to the back of a police wagon for my friend after doing a bit of speeding on what we thought was a highway road. I managed to catch some…

Take Me Out To Golf

I recently wrote about the gaining popularity of golf with Japanese girls. Today, I received a promotion mail this morning from ALBA.Net, the publishers of the ALBA and REGINA golf magazines in Japan. They also run various golf competitions…

Golf at Mt Fuji

I recently had the chance to play golf at Asagiri Country Golf which is located right next to Mt Fuji. The views from the golf course of Mt Fuji were excellent, although there was quite a bit of haze about which made Mt Fuji appear a…

Inside the locker room

Having spent four hours on the golf course staring at Mt Fuji most of the time it was nice to get back in the clubhouse and hit the locker room for a Japanese bath. For those who haven't been to a golf club in Japan I thought it would…

Boys Day, Mt Fuji

I went away on the weekend to play golf near Mt Fuji and just got back. On the way to the golf course I passed a rest area with parks and childrens play area. The other side of the road was a convenience store. From the carpark of the…

Golf Range, Marukobashi

I tried out a new golf driving range the other day on the banks of the Tamagawa River (多摩川) near Futagotamagawa. I normally visit the Kasai Lotte Range but wanted to get the feel more of being on the course than hitting with mechanical…

Golf gains popularity with Japanese girls

In the bubble years, the image of golf in Japan was one of wealthy businessmen paying exorbitant sums of money to be members of elite golf courses where waiting lists to play often extended over a one month period. More recently, a great…

Golf in Shibuya

Whilst many people are familiar with the driving ranges at Lotte Kasai or Jingu Golf Club, some of the smaller ranges often go unnoticed on the roof-tops of buildings throughout Tokyo. In Shibuya there is a range about 5 minutes walk from…