What is Pitch and Putt?


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.

 

 

 



About Us


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.

 

 



About JPPA


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

 

Executive Committee

President : Yasuyuki Kuzuhara

Vice President : Kengo Okazaki

Vice President : Misa Kuzuhara

Adviser : Toshihiko Hakuta

Corporation Lawyer : Yasunori Sakurai

Director : Tsunemi Okino

 

District Chief : Tomoyuki Nakagoshi

 

General Secretary : Misa Fukumoto

 

 

Certified Golf Course

 

Green Arena Misaki new!

2733-4 Tannowa, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 

TEL:072-488-2733

 

Mooka Golf Course

1630 Shimokomoriya, Mooka, Tochigi

TEL:0285-82-3960

 

Iyo Country Club

1392, Ohira, Iyo, Ehime

TEL:089-982-4496

 

Jun Mini Golf

2683 Yoshiwara, Ami-machi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki

TEL:029-899-0181

 

Midorino Golf Club

5-4-13 Chuorinkannishi, Yamato, Kanagawa

TEL046-275-5438

 

Kitayatsu Golf Garden

282 Kitayatsucho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba

TEL:043-228-1156

 

 



Tournament Information


Pitch&Putt Tournament


 

Entry fee : 3,240 Yen (without playing fee)

Capacity : 40 people

Closing date : 10 days before each event

 

 

Schedule


Venue

 

* Ibaraki

Jun Mini Golf

Address : Yoshiwara 2683, Ami-machi, Inasiki-gun, Ibaraki

Phone    : +81 (0)29 899 0181

 

* Kanagawa

Midorino Golf Club

Address : 5-4-13, Chuuourinkan-nishi, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa

Phone    : +81 (0)46-275-5438

 

* Tochigi

Mohka Golf Club

Address : Shimokomoriya 1630, Mohka-shi, Tochigi

Phone    : +81 (0)285-82-3960

 

* Chiba

Kitayatsu Golf Garden

Address : Kitayatsu-cho 282, Wakaba-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba

Phone    : +81 (0)43-228-1156 

 






Past Games


Pitch & Putt Pre-Competition Report - Ibaraki Games-

 

The first game of Pitch & Putt in Japan was held on February 8th, at “Jun Mini Golf” (589yards, par 27) in Ibaraki prefecture.  2 professionals and 26 amateur golfers were joined the game in severe frosty weather.

 

Mr. Junichi Matsuda, 81 years old, was the oldest participants in the game.  He told us “I have been waiting the game like this.  Besides, there is a possibility that I will be able to play at the world tournament!”

To our surprise, he got a hole in one in this memorable game, and got 4th place in doubles match.

  

Some of the participants were beginners of the games.  However, their scores came close to the veterans’ score.

We think that this is one of big attractions of Pitch & Putt.

Anyone can join a game regardless of their age, gender differences and abilities of golf.

 

 

 

 

 

Pitch & Putt Pre-Competition Report – Kanagawa Games-

 

On 23rd February, the second game of Pitch & Putt was held at “Midorino Golf Club” (9 holes 553yard Par27).

 

4 Professional golf players, 34 Amateurs (including 4 women), 38 participants in total participated in this short game.

The participants said “Pitch & Putt is more exciting than golf. While playing, there were cheers and laughs everywhere and the atmosphere was different from golf.”

 

For the individual match, 3 participants tied with the score -1. Champion was decided by the match of cards and Mr.Nakano who participates in the Monthly Midorino golf club tournament, became the champion. Non-professional player defeated the professionals!

For the Doubles match, host team became the champion with the score -7.

                                             

JPPA prepared prizes in various rankings other than the winning team so that beginners can enjoy this competition. Since the event date was on the 23rd, participant who won the 23rd place got a gorgeous wedge set!