All our avid readers certainly know that Kyokuyo was founded on October 10 more than 65 years ago and that every year we commemorate this day by hosting a golf event, aka "Kyokuyo Open", where are invited more than 100 players, including our customers, suppliers, subcontractors, employees and friends.
This year, Kyokuyo Open came back to Shimonoseki Golf Club. One of Japan's most prestigious courses opened in 1955, it is also known as the place where (real) Japan Open Golf Championship was held twice. Kyokuyo booked this challenging coastal course on FCL basis, so as not to allow anybody else to disturb our guests. Luckily (or unluckily, I don't know!), it was a really fine day, with no cloud and no wind, leaving no excuse for any of 139 players.
In after-game party, started with a speech by Mr. Mitsui, Kyokuyo's Senior Managing Director, the result of all the players was revealed one by one, from bottom to top, by MC Yamada. The 2008 winner is Mr. Miura of Kyokushu Marine, vice chairman of Kyokuyo's subcontractors society (fanfare!), who took full advantage of double peoria scoring system. Mr. Nakatomi of Kobelco Eagle won the best gross prize. His score of 82 is nothing but adorable, considering it was recorded in Shimonoseki Golf Club !
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The party was rounded off by Mr. Ochi, President, who reported the company's healthy status despite current economic crisis. He also briefly explained the company's management program. Next year's Kyokuyo Open is scheduled on October 9, at Shimonoseki Golf Club again. Why don't you try to ask us to be invited ? Last but not least, we would like to thank people at Shoei Sangyo Co., Ltd. once again, who assist us behind the scene of every Kyokuyo Open. [2008/10/24]
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