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 6260 6946
President Yasuyuki Kuzuhara
Vice President Kengo Okazaki
Vice President Misa Kuzuhara
Adviser Toshihiko Hakuta
Managing Director Toru Kanazawa
Director Hirotaka Tsuchiya
Supervisor Tatsunori Miura
Supervisor Hiroki Yokota
General Secretary Misa Fukumoto
Entry fee : 3,240 Yen (without playing fee)
Capacity : 40 people
Closing date : 10 days before each event
Address : Yoshiwara 2683, Ami-machi, Inasiki-gun, Ibaraki
Phone : +81 (0)29 899 0181
Address : 5-4-13, Chuuourinkan-nishi, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa
Phone : +81 (0)46-275-5438
Address : Shimokomoriya 1630, Mohka-shi, Tochigi
Phone : +81 (0)285-82-3960
Address : Kitayatsu-cho 282, Wakaba-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Phone : +81 (0)43-228-1156
Date : 28 - 30, September, 2018
Site : Kitayatsu Golf Garden, Chiba
Please check "WORLD STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP IN JAPAN" page for precise information.