BASIC FACTS 2017
Date: Friday, 6 October
Tee-off: 8:30 (shotgun start)
Venue: Atsugi Kokusai C.C.
Number of players:
North America 72
24,700 yen all included
by Fri. 22 September
New Peoria (shin-peria)
Best 80 % in each team
counts as the team score
Mercedes- Benz Japan
Cole Haan Japan
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The European Team retains the Mercedes-Benz - Cole Haan Cup!
The European team made it two wins in a row at the 15th Cup played on Friday, 6 October at Atsugi Kokusai C.C. in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Europeans, led by team captain Carl-Gustav Eklund, scored 76.7 versus North American's 77.5, 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 six.
Played in fairly good autumn weather with only a little rain at the end,
the event attracted a record 157 players, 76 for the Europeans, 81 for the North-Americans, which meant we had to use four extra groups from the planned two groups per hole in the shotgun start, which presented a logistical challenge, but the pace of play was generally smooth and the game finished on schedule.
Philip Deane (EU) was the individual winner with a best net 70.8 (gross 84).
The best female golfer was Minako Tanaka (EU) with net 74.2 (gross 93).
To find out more, click Event Report, Results and Gallery in the menu above!
Note that the gallery has a separate page with the group photos with Ishiyama-pro.
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.
The event's After-Party was held on Wednesday, 12 October at Mercedes-Benz Connection in Nogizaka (close to Tokyo Midtown). The party was attended by more than 90 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.
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