Posts Tagged ‘とまり’


2018年国際GG大会 報告

2018.06.04 (Mon)


The 2018 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open was held May 19-20 at Yurihama’s dedicated ground golf course, Shiokaze no Oka Tomari (Tomari Sea Breeze Hill).

This year’s event kicked off once again with a welcome reception at the Suimeiso Hotel, featuring a special performance by one of Yurihama’s local hula groups, Lokahi Ka Makana.

The weather was unfortunately a bit overcast for the first day of the tournament, but nearly 240 players from across 8 countries were able to enjoy ground golf while building new friendships and connections, despite their diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures.

Participants were also able to enjoy a small taste of Japanese culture through complimentary local tonjiru (miso soup with pork and vegetables) as well as a matcha green tea service.

Ground golf is a fun and easy sport suited for fostering friendships between players and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for people of all ages and fitness levels. With simple rules, even beginners can catch on quickly and fully enjoy the game.

We hope you will be able to join us next May for the 2019 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open or for the ground golf competition held at Yurihama’s Shiokaze no Oka Tomari as part of the 2020 Kansai World Masters Games!





2017.07.24 (Mon)




Shiokaze no Oka Tomari
1313 Tomari, Yurihama-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori-ken

Friday, October 20, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
There will be an optional welcome reception held for participants on Thursday, October 19, 2017 (free to attend)



Inquiries & Applications:
International GG Open Executive Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hisadome 19-1
E-mail:                  TEL: 0858-35-5368
– OR –
Yurihama Coordinator for International Relations – Julianna Keleher
E-mail:           TEL: 0858-35-5311




2016湯梨浜町GG国際交流大会 報告

2016.11.04 (Fri)




A special welcome reception and social mixer was held for the GG open participants on 1 October 2016 (Saturday), at the Suimeiso Hotel in Yurihama, following a productive meeting of representatives regarding the further internationalization and promotion of the sport.

The ground golf open kicked off the next day with an opening ceremony, with remarks from the event chairman and mayor of Yurihama, Mr. Masamichi Miyawaki, honorary event chairman and governor of Tottori Prefecture, Mr. Shinji Hirai, and head of thggpic1e Japan Ground Golf Association, Mr. Kazuo Sonoyama.

Blessed with perfect weather, players were able to enjoy a full day of ground golf. Many participants commented on how it was a fantastic game for building relationships and enjoying the outdoors with friends.




湯梨浜町国際交流協会・Yurihama International Friendship Association

2015.11.15 (Sun)

皆さんは「湯梨浜町国際交流協会(YIFA)」をご存知でしょうか? 英語では「Yurihama International Friendship Association」といいます。YIFAでは、さまざまな国の人々や文化に触れることで、幅広い分野での国際交流や相互理解を積極的に推進しています。私も会員の一人として、皆さんにどんどん参加していただきたいと思い、このコーナーでYIFAの活動をご紹介することにしました。






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2015 Yurihama International Friendship GG Open was on Sunday!

2015.11.05 (Thu)

The second annual Yurihama International Friendship Ground Golf Open was held on Sunday, November 1st, at the birthplace of ground golf, Yurihama’s own Shiokaze no Oka Tomari. With a large turnout of both foreigners currently residing in Japan as well as ground golf enthusiasts who came all the way from Taiwan, Shanghai, Hebei, Korea, and even Spain, this year’s event had an especially international flavor. Players enjoyed a full day of ground golf and were welcomed by an array of special guests including Tottori Governor Shinji Hirai, Tottori Prefectural Assembly Member Tamotsu Itō, Yurihama Mayor Masamichi Miyawaki, and Director-General of the Central Tottori General Office Shinichi Nishiyama.

Ground golf has come to be a well-loved sport by many over the 33 years since its creation. Its simple rules and setup allow it to be enjoyed whenever, wherever, and by whomever, making it an ideal sport for not only the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and lifelong sports, but also for encouraging friendship and communication between players, regardless of age, gender, religion, or nationality.