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Japan Captain Interview

Japan Captain Interview

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Japan | 0 comments

As we continue to roll through our Spirit 18 for 18 series, we speak with IG Uchida from Japan.  Captain Uchida introduces his team and talks about their experience at the Spirit International and Whispering Pines Golf Club. Team member Yumi Matsubara won the bronze medal for women’s individual team competition and the overall team finished in 10th...

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Yumi Matsubara–Japan

Yumi Matsubara–Japan

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Japan | 0 comments

2013 Spirit medalists Yumi Matsubara was just 14 years old when she traveled halfway around the world to compete in the 2013 Spirit International Amateur Championship. At the time, Yumi was the reigning Japan Girls Junior Champion and was the low medalists at the 2013 US Women’s Amateur. Her competitiveness at The Spirit not only yielded a bronze...

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U.S. Leads The Spirit Near End of First Round

U.S. Leads The Spirit Near End of First Round

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in 2013 Spirit Teams, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, The Spirit International, United States of America | 0 comments

TRINITY, Texas—The first round of play had yet to be concluded as darkness fell on Whispering Pines during the second day of The Spirit International. Fierce storms brought more than 6½ of rain between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and when play resumed after a 25½-hour interruption, the U.S. Team wasted little time in taking control of the...

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Japan Men Teeing off on Hole 14

Japan Men Teeing off on Hole 14

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Amateur Golf News, Golf, Golf Courses, Golf News, Japan, Player Spotlight, Team of the Month, The Spirit Golf Association, The Spirit International, Whispering Pines Golf Club | 0 comments

On the 14th hole at Whispering Pines, the Japanese mens team tees off in the 2011 Spirit International Championship. (Will Haskett) Playing alongside a team that is making their first ever appearance, that is the country of Japan, but many around here feel that this team could be one to watch all week, in terms of the talent. And that the shot of Hideto...

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Country Spotlight: Japan

Country Spotlight: Japan

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Amateur Golf News, Countries, Golf, Japan, Team of the Month, The Spirit Golf Association, The Spirit International | 0 comments

The Spirit International Team of the Month for May is Japan. Golf in Japan started more than a hundred years ago with a 4 hole course called Kobe Golf Club that was constructed by an English businessman named Arthur Groom. Through World War II, Japan remained a mostly private club sport that was very expensive and exclusive. But since then, golf has slowly...

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