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Come Golf with an Unforgettable Mt. Fuji View!!


Let us custom make your golf package and enjoy the golf vacation of a lifetime! The below plans are some popular in-bound packages. Private, business or corporate, we can make it a seamless experience!

The Fuji View (1 Round & 2 Nights Golf Package) 

Perfect for people from nearby countries who want a quick taste of golf in Japan or for those who plan to travel on to other areas of Japan after their golf tour. We'll be waiting to meet you and your group at the airport to whisk you away.

Fujisan, sacred place and source of inspiration!

The beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano, known around the world as Mount Fuji, rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long been the object of pilgrimages and inspired artists and poets.
 
The inscribed property consists of 25 sites which reflect the essence of Fujisan’s sacred and artistic landscape. In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism, which included Shinto elements. On the upper 1,500-metre tier of the 3,776m mountain, pilgrim routes and crater shrines have been inscribed alongside sites around the base of the mountain including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses, and natural volcanic features such as lava tree moulds, lakes, springs and waterfalls, which are revered as sacred.

県内ゴルフ場、HPで海外へ 御殿場のベネットさん

県内ゴルフ場、HPで海外へ 御殿場のベネットさん

-Let's Celebrate Golf in Shizuoka!!www.golf-shizuoka.com


県内のゴルフ場を紹介するサイト「ゴルフ・シズオカ」を運営するベネットさん=御殿場市神山
御殿場市内でゴルフインストラクターを務めるカナダ出身のベネット・ジョン・ギャロウェイさん(44)が、県内のゴルフ場を紹介するインターネットホームページを開設した。英語のサイトは珍しく、海外からのアクセスも増えているという。ベネットさんは「静岡は富士山があり、ゴルフ施設のレベルも高い。空港の開港が予定される中、多くの外国人に観光資源を知ってもらう機会になれば」と話している。


ベネットさんは地元カナダでゴルフやスノーボードに親しみ、ホテルリゾートのマネジャーに。1991年、岩手県安比高原のリゾートの交換社員研修生として来日。各地のゴルフリゾートで学んだ後、御殿場ゴルフ倶楽部(御殿場市)のティーチングプロとなり、現在は同市東山に暮らしている。

「日本にはゴルフコースが 2500 カ所以上ある。各国の関係者やビジネスマンも訪れるのに、英語の情報発信がほとんどなかった」とベネットさん。外国人旅行者向けアウトドア情報誌のサイト「ゴルフ・イン・ジャパン」を知人と手掛け、昨年には県内の91カ所を網羅した「ゴルフ・シズオカ」をオープンした。

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings 
from all of us here at:

Fuji Fun Connection

Golf Shizuoka

Golf Hakone

Junior Golf Academy of Japan

-We look forward to seeing you again in 2014!

Warm regards,

Bennett J. Galloway












Open Golf Tournament & Beer Festival

Mt. Fuji Open Golf Tournament & Beer Festival
Date: Sunday September 15th
Location: Gotemba, Shizuoka Japan
Entrance Fee: 15,900 JPY (for golfers)
Just a day trip is FREE..just register to save your seat on the bus!

For Registration Contact:bennett.galloway@gmail.com 
(first come first served)
Supported by: Golf Shizuoka and Galloway Golf Group
Come enjoy a great day on the links at Gotemba Golf Club here in Shizuoka Japan.
-We have a full sized bus departing from Tokyo to bring you to the event and back again.

Joining a Jr. golf tournament here in Japan has never been easier!

Experience the thrill of competition in a U.S. Kids Golf Tournament right here in Shizuoka, at the base of Mt. Fuji in the Gotemba valley! 



Compete with kids around the world in your own age/gender group on a course especially setup for kids age 5 through 18. 

USKG Local Tours are played on regular courses with adjusted tees matching children's age and gender to insure maximum enjoyment and fair competition.

Playing in a Seasonal Tournament or a World Championship Qualifier is fun and also gives your child the opportunity to be invited to the U.

Nurturing the Game here in Japan

This is a feature I wrote for Golf Teaching Pro magazine's winter 2013 edition. 
You can read it here below or on this PDF File

-Enjoy and let me know what you think!














Sakura Sevens Scramble

Date: Sunday April 14th

1. 7 Craft Beers
2. 7 flights/teams
3. 7 Chambers of Commerce (invited)
4. 7 Rules  (cart path only, Men on White tees, Ladies red, drunk people aren't allowed to drive carts, putters only on the greens, best ball team ball score only, have fun!!)
5. 7 is the maximum score on any hole
6. 7 Golf Jokes (each cart will have a print up with 7 classic golf jokes)
7. Players from 7+  different countries (Canada, Ireland, Japan, America, Germany, England, Australia, France, South africa, Switzerland, Scotland .

Mission Hills China Announces Free Golf for Jr.'s in 2013

 Juniors to Enjoy Free Access to 3 Courses at Shenzhen and Haikou as Group Reaffirms its Commitment to Junior Golf Development throughout the Region 

(Shenzhen, 2 January)– Mission Hills Group today announced that all junior golfers under the age of 16 will benefit from free access to three of the resort operator’s golf courses in 2013. Starting 1 Jan, green fees for junior golfers from all over the world will be waived for the Zhang Lian Wei course in Shenzhen and the Stepping Stone and Double Pin Courses at Mission Hills Haikou.

Getting Stoked-up for Winter Golf

Summer heat has left us and the leaves have all but fallen. Most of you are probably starting to think about retiring your clubs for the season and focusing on winter sports like skiing and boarding. For some of us it's not that easy to turn off the game, and the desire to tee it up lasts all year! In this feature we will explore the options available for the year round golfer as well as helpful tips for your winter game. 

I have been a snowboard instructor and regular member of the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors for over eighteen years.
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