Stora Enso Cup - SWEDEN-FINLAND GOLF CHALLENGE - Friday, 22 April 2011
Venue: Taiheiyo Club Gotemba West, Shizuoka Prefecture
Team Result: FCCJ 78.7 - SCCJ 84.0
The competition was played for the third time at Taiheiyo Club Club Gotemba West in Shizuoka Prefecture. The previous events there were held in 2009. The event was played in fine spring weather and the course was in good condition although the live ammunition firing from the Japanese SDF test range across the road caused missed heart beats and perhaps missed shots.
The individual winner (best net) was Marko Saarelainen (FCCJ) with a net 71 (gross 98). Second was Akihiro Takano (FCCJ), net 73 (gross 81, also best net) and Kimio Hashida (FCCJ), net 74 (gross 92). Gosta Tyrefors was the best net (77) in the Swedish team and took the SCCJ Spring Golf Cup.
For full results, see below.
The winners of the longest drive were Kaj Forsell (FCCJ) on No. 9 and Naota Kusumi (FCCJ) on No. 15. The SCCJ longest drive trophy went to Gosta Tyrefors.
The near pin winners were: Kaj Forsell, FCCJ (no. 4 and no. 7), Masaaki Saito, FCCJ (no. 12) and James Masao Toyama, SCCJ (no. 17)
We would like to thank the title sponsor Stora Enso Japan as well as all the players (and their companies) who brought nice prizes to the competition. Our thanks go also to the Taiheiyo Club Gotemba and all the other staff for helping us making this a great event at reasonable costs.
Honka Japan Inc.
Nokia Japan Co., Ltd.
Gadelius Holding Ltd.
Coil Center Fujita Co., Ltd.
Stora Enso Japan K.K.
Stora Enso Japan K.K.
Thule Japan K.K.
Metso Paper Japan Co., Ltd.
Clas G. Bystedt
IFC Japan Inc.
Nippon Eriksson K.K
James Masao Toyama
Nippon Ericsson K.K.
Höganäs Japan K.K.
Note: if players have same net, the one with lower handicap wins, if still same, the older player wins.
Images from the event
The players gather for photo-shooting before start of play.
The new SCCJ Chairman Fredrik Alatalo making welcome remarks before going off to the tees.
Sakari Romu (FCCJ) makes a tee-shot on hole no. 2.
Fredrik Alatalo (SCCJ)
Stefan Gustafsson (SCCJ)
Fredrik Alatalo swinging while Stefan Gustafsson and Sakari Romu are watching.
Fredrik Alatalo trying to get out of a bunker.
Sakari Romu misses a put.
Stefan Gustafsson tees off at the par-3 7th.
Group 1with Mt. Fuji as backdrop.; From left Clas Bystedt, Fredrik Alatalo, Stefan Gustafsson and Sakari Romu
Sakari Romu tees off at no. 8.
Taking time for a photo shoot.
Mt. Fuji closeby on almost every hole.
Fredrik Alatalo makes the first tee-shot after the lunch break.
Clas Bystedt on no. 10
Sakari Romu and Mt. Fuji.
Fredrik Alatalo on the par-3 17th
Sakari Romu tees off on the last hole.
Fredrik Alatalo second shot on the 18th.
Clas Bystedt second shot...or perhaps it was third... on the 18th.
Fredrik Alatalo in a spot of trouble.
Sakari Romu's bunker shot on no. 18.
Stefan Gustadsson makes the last put of the day.
Time to start the party and prize ceremony.
The Prize Table.
Taiheiyo Club's Manager, Mr. Koura thanked for our support.
Tuomo Kuuppo of Stora Enso makes some remarks presents the company's new logo.
Tuomo Kuuppo presents the individual winners prize to Marko Saarelainen..
Marko Saarelainen with the FCCJ Golf Cup..
No. 2. Akihiro Takano (FCCJ). Takano was also Best Gross.
No. 3. Kimio Hashida.(FCCJ)
No. 2. Best Gross Sakari Romu (FCCJ)
No. 3. Best Fross Eiji Takagi (SCCJ)
Kaj Forsell (FCCJ) was No. 4 best net.
No. 5 best net, Hiroaki Sakurai (FCCJ).
The best SCCJ golfer Gosta Tyrefors receives the SCCJ Golf Cup from Fredirk Alatalo.
Kaj Forsell (FCCJ) won the Longest Drive winner on No. 9. He took also near pins at No. 4. and No. 7.
The winner of Longest Drive on 15, Naota Kusumi (FCCJ)
Eiji Takagi won the SCCJ Longest Drive Prize.
Near pin winner on No. 12, Masaki Saito (FCCJ).
Near pin winner on No. 17, James Masao Toyama (SCCJ)
No. 7 Masaoki Fujita (FCCJ)..
No. 9, Pontus Haggstrom (SCCJ) likes akvavit.
SCCJ Boobie Prize winner Lennart Johansson.
Stora Enso's Tuomo Kuuppo (left) presents the trophy to Kimio Hashida (no.3), FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen (no. 1) and Akihiro Takano (no. 2).
SCCJ Chairman Fredrik Alatalo makes concluding remarks on behalf of the loosng team.
FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes concluding remarks on behalf of the winning team.