Pitch & Putt is a sport like a short holes' (9 holes) golf. You can go the round in less time than golf, so that not only adults but children and elderly adults can enjoy it easily.
Pitch and Putt is defined by IPPA as follows:
Distances: (a) Length of hole: 90 meters maximum
(b) Length of 18 hole course: 1,200 meters maximum
Clubs: three clubs maximum, one of which must be a putter
Pitch & Putt may be unfamiliar competition in Japan at present, but it is popular all over the world and expected to develop more and more.
JPPA is a non-profitable organization which is launched to popularize Pitch & Putt in Japan. JPPA and IPPA (International Pitch&Putt Association) will work together with golf group of each country for a development of Pitch & Putt.
In September 2016, the World Cup and the 2nd International Forum were held in St. Andrews, Scotland. In the spring of 2017, the World Strokeplay Championship 2017 was held in Italy.
JPPA (Japan Pitch&Putt Association)
Constitution November 1st, 2016
Address Ginza Daiichi Bld. 2F, 8-14-12,
Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone +81 (0)3 3542 8333
President Yasuyuki Kuzuhara
Vice President Kengo Okazaki
Vice President Misa Kuzuhara
Executive Adviser Kazuo Sekiyama
Adviser Toshihiko Hakuta
Managing Director Toru Kanazawa
Director Masatake Murakami
Supervisor Tatsunori Miura
Supervisor Hiroki Yokota
General Secretary Misa Fukumoto
Tournament title Italgreen CUP Challenge (Individual match)
Italgreen CUP Doubles (Doubles match)
Organizer Japan Pitch&Putt Association
Sponsor AKIRA Products / Maruman Golf / Modart
Cooperation Jun Mini Golf / Midorino Golf Club / Goruten
Back up RISE Corporation
Planning&management GS Planning
Entry rights All golfers
Entry fee 2,000 Yen (Challenge) / 6,000 (Doubles)(per team)
* without playing fee
Closing date 10 days before each event
Playing style Challenge
18 holes' strokeplay
Player gets points according to the result of each competition.
Some of top scorers throughout the year of each block can
go to the final round.
18 holes' strokeplay
Winning team of each game can go to the final round.
Jun Mini Golf
Address : Yoshiwara 2683, Ami-machi, Inasiki-gun, Ibaraki
Phone : +81 (0)29 899 0181
Midorino Golf Club
Address : 5-4-13, Chuuourinkan-nishi, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa
Phone : +81 (0)46-275-5438
Shizu Hills Country Club
Address : Oba 5766, Hitachiomiya-shi, Ibaraki
Phone : +81 (0)29-296-2111
Date : July 23rd, 2017
Place : Midorino Golf Club, Kanagawa
Entry Fee : 6,000 YEN (per 1 team)
Capacity : 40 team (80 people)
Playing Style : 18 holes' strokeplay
Thanks to the further cooperation of golf makers who generally support "The Short Game", we are able to hold a special event for every Pitch&Putt players.
On the day, some of leading golf makers will come and you will be able to try some clubs and get advice from them.
Of course, there are luxury prizes according to the rank!
We are waiting for your participation.
"Italgreen CUP" will also start in Tochigi!
Since the Tochigi Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 20th, September 17th, October 29th, it will be a tournament where junior golfers, families, friends, etc. are easy to participate.
We are also moving to held tournament in Chiba.
We'll inform you as details are decided.