November 2012 News
From December 3 U.S. Kids Golf product will be available at 4
NIKI Golf stores
||Fujisawa-shi, Karawawa 250-3, Kanagawa Pref 251-0003
||0466-55-2861 / 0466-55-2862
||Utsunomiya-shi, Interpark 4-8-7, Tochiki Pref 321-0118
||028-656-9251 / 028-656-9252
||Mino-shi, Imamiya 3-5-21, Osaka Pref 562-0033
||072-749-4661 / 072-749-4662
||Ota-ku, Denenchofu 1-40-14 Tokyo 145-0071
||03-5483-0061 / 03-5483-0062
February 2012 News
Japan Golf Fair February 17 - 19 Booth D43
News June 2011
USKG has redesigned the TS63 and TS60 drivers; both are now available from
our webstore. The heads have been widened and the height of the face has been
lowered. The widened head helps miss-hits go straighter with a better MOI
"Moment of Inertia". The widened head and reduced height of the face results in
a lower Center of Gravity – deeper and further back from the face. This means
the ball will launch higher than previous drivers.
The new TS63 and TS60 drivers are included in the 6-club and 10-club sets and
available as individual clubs in our website. The drivers are USGA and R&A
approved clubs, the only designed just for kids drivers to be so approved.
The U.S. Kids Golf Family Course Program allows kids and beginners the
ability to play golf from appropriate yardages that give the golfer the
confidence of shooting closer to par and the comfort of keeping up with pace of
play. Tees are identified by USKG tee makers with an additional smaller marker
on the cart path. Unfortunately the program has not yet been implemented in
Japan. Family Courses in the US can be found by visiting the U.S. Kids Golf
website in the US at www.uskidsgolf.com, please click the "Play and Learn" link
for more information.
European Championship and Van Horn Cup, Gullane, Scotland
The USKG European Championship is held the end of May, this year May 31 –
June 2. More than 400 players from 30 nations compete in Europefs premier junior
tournament showcasing the next generation of golf stars. The championship is
held across some of Scotlandfs most historic golf courses in East Lothian,
including Gullane, Kilspindie, Craigielaw and Luffness.
This year from Japan Ms. Sakura Nagano of Fukuoka Prefecture competed in the
Girls 13 category over 4,950 yards on Gullane No. 3 Course. I'm sure many of you
recognize Sakura from her efforts in the 2010 World Championship played in
Pinehurst NC USA.
The top scorer for the Girls 13 category was Elizabeth Prior from England. Her
scores over the 3 day event were 72, 78, and 72 for a total of 222. The best
score for one round was by Olivia Mehaffey also from England at an unbelievable
69. Sakura placed 5th in the event with a 76, 83, and 75 for a total of 234.
Sakura also competed for The Van Horn Cup on June 3 pared with Gabriela Coello
from Venezuela on the International Team. They played against Elizabeth Prior
and Olivia Mehaffey of England who won their round 5 & 4. The European teams
took the overall event 5 to 8.
Up to date information about the event can be found in our website www.uskgj.com.
Upcoming USKG Tournaments in Japan
Haruna no Mori June 19
Please be sure to register for our June 19th event at Haruna no Mori course
in Gunma Prefecture. If you have not played this course you are missing a unique
opportunity to enjoy a fantastic Jack Nicklaus designed course. Haruna no Mori
hosts a USKG tournament nearly every month.
Fuji Classic June 26
This is our first event at the Desmond Muirhead designed course in Yamanashi
Prefecture. We encourage you to enjoy USKG competition and take in the breathing
taking views of Mount Fuji. For this event the course has special hotel rates
and there are practice rounds available. Please contact the hotel and course
directly for more information or see our website.
Toyama Country Club July 3
Situated in one of Japans more scenic locations, Toyama Country Club offers
outstanding views of Japan Alps. The course is progressive towards junior
golfers and welcome players from all over Japan to enjoy the event on their