SWEDEN-FINLAND GOLF CHALLENGE, 14 NOVEMBER 2003
Venue:
Colf Club Narita Hightree
Team Result:
SCCJ 82.44 - FCCJ 84.58
RECAP
The fourth Golf Challenge between the Finnish and Swedish Chamber's of Commerce in Japan was won again by SCCJ with stroke average for the best 80% in the team of 82.44, FCCJ had 84.58.

An interesting fact ws that even if the competition was between the Finnish and Swedish Chambers, the field was very international with 16 Japanese, 8 Swedes, 7 Finns and 5 players of other nationalities.

The winner of the individual competition was Eiji Takagi, the Program Committe chairman of SCCJ, with net 73. Best FCCJ player was Martti Varesmaa who also took the FCCJ Cup with a net score of 78.
Eiji Takagi had again best gross, 81.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (top 10)
Pos.PlayerTeamGrossHCPNet
1Eiji TakagiSCCJ81873
2Pernille StormSCCJ1002773
3Clas HallingSCCJ962076
4Alan DixonSCCJ951877
5Martti VaresmaaFCCJ982078
6Alan HeggieSCCJ992178
7Tuomo KuuppoFCCJ1002278
8Dayton HughesSCCJ971879
9Timo VarhamaFCCJ1032479
10Miki NakanoSCCJ1072879
Note: if players have same net, the one with lower handicap wins.

Many thanks goes to all the prize donators, most notably the title sponsor Stora Enso Japan and Wilson Japan. Our thanks also to Mr. Morioki Fujita of Coil Center Fujita for giving us access to this great course.

IMAGES FROM THE COMPETITION
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Briefing before the start of play...
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..and the players liten carefully.
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Players heading to the first tee.
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Clas Halling tees off over the water.
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"Do you think my ball went into the water?"
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Åke Larsson, Clas Halling and Hirokuni Yoshida.
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FCCJ President Timo Varhama starts the prize ceremony.
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Best SCCJ player, Eiji Takagi received the individual winner trophy from Stora Enso Japan President Eero Ala-Jääski.
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The happy winner picked a Wilson golf bag.
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Best FCCJ players, Martti Varesmaa receives his trophy from Timo Varhama.
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SCCJ Chairman Tommy Kullberg (center) receivers the team trophy from Eero Ala-Jääski, left Eiji Takagi.
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The winning SCCJ team