Date: Friday, 5 October

Tee-off: 8:30 (shotgun start)

Venue: Atsugi Kokusai C.C.

Number of players:
  • North America 72
  • Europe 72

    Participation fee:
      24,700 yen all included

      by Fri. 21 September

    Play format:
      New Peoria (shin-peria)

    Team Competition:
      Best 80 % in each team
      counts as the team score

  • ACCJ
  • CCCJ
  • EBC

  • Title Sponsors:
      Mercedes- Benz Japan
      Cole Haan Japan

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    The European Team retained the 16th Mercedes-Benz - Cole Haan Cup!

    The European team made it three wins in a row at the 16th Cup played on Friday, 5 October at Atsugi Kokusai C.C. in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Europeans, led by team captain Carl-Gustav Eklund, scored 76.5 versus North American's 77.8, counted on the average of the 80% best net. The North American team still hold the edge in the history of the competition with nine wins to Europe's seven.

    Played in fairly good autumn weather with some light rain during the last 4-5 holes, the event attracted 155 players, 79 for the Europeans, 76 for the North-Americans.

    Kintaro Ueno (EU) was the individual winner with a best net 68.6 (gross 89). The best female golfer was Minako Tanaka (EU) with net 76.0 (gross 88). Best overall gross score was Dean Rogers (NA) 75, best gross ladies Yumiko Akasaka, 85.

    The winning European Team

    To find out more, go to the Event Report, Results and Gallery pages!


    The event's After-Party was held on Wednesday, 11 October at Mercedes Me in Nogizaka (close to Tokyo Midtown). The party was attended by about 80 players and their significant others, sponsors and representatives for the title-sponsors, Mercedes-Benz and Cole Haan.

    The participants enjoyed an evening with great comradery between the two teams, excellent food and unlimited drinks and a lot of networking.

    For more about the party, click here.


    To be able to further develop this event we asked the opinions and comments of the participants in a post-event survey. The results are now available here!

    Among those who submitted the survey we will draw two winners for a round of golf for four persons on a weekday at Atsugi Kokusai G.C. Winners will be announced soon.

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