ISSUE 1/2007 6 July, 2007  

Dear Fellow Golfer,

Welcome to the renewed e-newsletter.
We hope that you are already familiar with our web site (if not, click the links above to learn more), and we hope this bulletin will help raise the awareness of the international community about GIJ (the best English language source of information on golf in Japan in the world!) and help make it better by encouraging you to rate courses you have played allowing other golfers insight into selecting a suitable course for their next golf outing.

The team would like to know more about our readers and their interests. And we're offering a pair of Ecco's World Class top of the line leather & Gortex lined shoes to sweeten the deal. By filling out our brief readership survey, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a pair of Ecco's World Class top of the line leather & Gortex shoes with a retail value of over 50,000 yen.

So if you're looking to spend the rest of 2007 treading in comfort and style, please enter the survey

Guinness World Record Attempt & Charity Fund Raiser

Niseko Golf in association with Golf in Japan announce a World Record golfattempt to be held in Niseko, Hokkaido on July 25th.

Four participants including Dr. Joseph Limoli a former Stanford University golf team member (before Tiger) and golf professional, Bennett Galloway the Director of Sales & Marketing for, Jiro Kamiharako a former Japanese Olympic ski jumper, the fourth participant is yet to be announced.

The participants will attempt to make a world record for most holes played on different courses in one day utilizing the many resort golf courses within the Niseko area. Currently the application is being processed by the Guinness World Records to determine conditions of the attempt.

For more information and sponsorship opportunties, click link at right.
The Club of Aqua
- Annual Golf Pass for International Golfers @ Aqualine Golf Club

Aqualine Golf Club
The Accordia Golf operated Aqualine Golf Club, conveniently located just 60 minutes from central Tokyo, offers international golfers an annual golf pass which entitles to substantial discounts on their green fees and also a free inititation fee (regular price 31,500 yen) for Total Workout Fitness Club located in Shibuya and Roppongi.

The pass also gives other priviledges such as social events, free golf clinic and English assistance.

The annual dues are 126,000 yen for men, 88,200 yen for women and 189,000 yen for couples.

For more information click link at right.
Perry Golf Japan
No other company can provide you with guaranteed tee times at St Andrews Scotland! Perry Golf provides worry free luxury golf travel to the world's most desirable destinations. Walk in the foot steps of legends on the old course in St Andrews Scotland or explore the Palace of the Lost City in South Africa! A golf vacation of a lifetime that you (and your customers) will never forget!
It all starts here.

Belle View Nagao G.C. Kids Golf Special (Any day of the year!)
Kids who are accompanied by at least one paying adult (at regular rate) can tee it up for 9 holes for just 1000yen any day of the week including weekends! Adults 9 hole green fees are 4000yen (weekdays) and 5000yen (weekends) * Kids must be 14 years old or younger (junior high school) Please bring some form of I.D. for kids near to 14yrs.

Kids Summer Golf Special (July 20th to Aug 31st )
This summer vacation kids 14 years old or younger can enjoy 18 holes of golf for just 3000yen on weekdays and 8000yen on weekends when accompanied by at least one adult at regular rate.
New Golf Column

When you think of Hokkaido it usually first brings up images of pristine powder snow topped mountains and vast flat wide open expanses, but when the snowfields turn to green meadows, golf takes center stage and the people here trade in their boards for sticks.

In the feature titled "Golf in Niseko, Asia's Answer to Whistler", our columnist Bennett Galloway explains why Niseko is a four season resort poised to become an international destination and potentially the first Whistler quality resort in Asia!
Event Information

I will post in this bulletin information about coming golf events. If you organize an event that you would like to publish here (and on the web site), please contact us.

Friday 28 September: The DaimlerChrysler Cup
The Third Annual North America -Europe Golf Challenge, the DaimlerChrysler Cup is played on Friday 28 September at Atsugi Kokusai C.C.. The Cup has already become the one of most exciting amateur competitions in Japan, fielding 72 players in each team. Although both teams are already almost fully booked, registrations are still accepted.

For further information, including sponsoring opportunities, click link below.

Please enjoy the site and if you have any questions, comments, or want to promote your business on the site or in this bulletin, please  contact us .
There's a lot of sponsor opportunities still available...;-). The site is becoming increasingly popular, we now have about 36,000 unique visits and 85,000 page views a month.

Have a nice (golfing) summer and best regards

Clas G. Bystedt

Bennett J. Galloway
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