A few days in Japan

Japan is a fascinating place…it really is like entering a different world.

This past week I spent time in Yokohama (just outside of Tokyo) and Fukuoka (west of Tokyo). I was in Yokohama to speak at the R&A seminar on sustainable renovation and maintenance: http://www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/sustainability-in-golf-seminars-in-japan-and-korea-hailed-a-success/ and then in Fukuoka where I am consulting at the Keya GC.

Below is a photo essay detailing my fun filled week:


One of the first things you will notice when arriving in Japan is the great variety of choices available….including some rather unique drink types


You can find just about any food type packaged and ready to consume

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You probably want to try the soft serve because it is delicious


My meal on the first night consisted of a crumbed pork in a roll, seafood flavored chips and a peach flavored drink


Sustainable seminar at the Yokohama CC. It was great privilege for me to speak alongside some of the leaders in the business of golf. Picture taken by Trevor Dormer


The Yokohama CC. Recently redesigned by Bill Coore with assistance from  Toby Cobb and Trevor Dormer


The morning after the seminar I headed west to the city of Fukuoka by plane. This is a picture taken from the clubhouse looking down the 1st hole. Note the zoysia is dormant at this time of year


There are few better views than the one from the Keya clubhouse. Simply spectacular. A great golf spot and great surfing spot as well


A picture of the 8th Hole at Keya GC (with new forward tees getting built). I was in Fukuoka to talk to the owners and management about renovating the golf course. The golf course is very good with potential to be spectacular


A night out on the town. One of the best seats in the house. This was a pre-season game but still drew a large crowd


After the game and before heading to Korea the next day we headed out for a bite to eat. Sushi, oysters and a Sea Cucumber…yummy.


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