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Vana H Cup KBC Augusta 2009 – 2nd Round

MC Nathan UEBERGANG (+7) 79 72

Results

I’m struggling mentally on the course at the moment and I realize how poor a job I’ve been doing out there. I’m looking forwards to going home, sorting out my head and refocusing by learning from my mistakes.
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Kansai Open Golf Championship 2009 – 2nd Round

MC Nathan UEBERGANG (+11) 73 80

Results

End result of missing nearly every fairway = horrible score. I wonder if I’m allowed to throw it off the tee?

Kansai Open Golf Championship – Practice Round

A three week swing starts now on the Japan Tour. I have just arrived in Osaka for the Kansai Open Golf Championship. This event will be followed by the Vana H Cup KBC Augusta in Fukuoka and then I will be heading up to Tokyo to pre-qualify for the Fujisankei Classic the following Monday.

The Kansai Open is a new event this year on the Japan Tour. As you will notice is a very small purse compared to the other tournaments but it is still a great opportunity to win a title.

Sun Chlorella Classic 2009 – 2nd Round

MC Nathan UEBERGANG (+9) 75 78

Results

Sun Chlorella Classic 2009 – Practice Round

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Another week and another event in beautiful Hokkaido. This weeks course, Otaru CC, is absolutely stunning! It’s one of the best kept golf courses I’ve ever seen. Not one blade of grass is out of place here. Otaru CC is a very traditional golf course and boy can they set it up long. From the championship tees it measures 7,535 yards and because of recent rain there will be no run on the fairways, but that’s nothing new. All the Japanese courses have had soft fairways.

On their website you can view these great video fly overs of each individual hole. Well worth a look to see one of Japan’s oldest and most beautiful layouts:

Otaru CC sky view page

TaylorMade-adidas Golf partners with Nathan in Japan

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Guys, this is a bit of a late notice, but I’m pleased to announce I’ve signed a one year agreement with TaylorMade-adidas Golf. As part of the agreement, I will be playing TaylorMade drivers this year as well as also wearing the cap. All other equipment is optional. I must say the Adidas range of apparel they sell in Japan is just stunning! Brighter colours, better fit… It’s a lot nicer than the range we get at home.

I’m very appreciative of the support I have received during my first season here in Japan from TaylorMade-adidas Golf. I’m enthusiastic about competing in Japan and it has always been a goal of mine to play on the Japan Tour.

Picture from the TaylorMade Japan Tour Blog:

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Nagashima Shigeo INVITATIONAL SEGA SAMMY Cup 2009 – Final Round

T36 Nathan UEBERGANG (-6) 73 67 71 71 = 282

Results

FINAL ROUND
Overall I am pleased with how the tournament went. I didn’t hit it well on the last day but I minimized the mistakes and kept myself in the action. Probably the coolest thing about today was being part of the presentations in Japan for the first time, even though I didn’t win the event. I ended up getting the longest driving average for the week which had a bonus prize of 500,000 YEN. A very nice little surprise to end the week.

2ND ROUND
I’m pumped with how I finished the round today. After I birdied 13 (4th hole of the day) I then hit it to five feet on the 14th… but I three putted!! Goodness my head was spinning….. Probably from all the blood that was pumping to it at that stage 😈 … 😉 . That could have derailed me, but I did hit a good putt so I told myself to keep trusting what I was doing and stay patient. Then on 16, which is a par 3 surrounded by water, my tee shot was terrible but it somehow stayed up on the bank two foot outside the water hazard. That was pretty much the turning point. Even though I bogeyed the next, I started rolling off a bunch of birdies after that.

We’re staying 75 mins from the course which can really drag out the days. We left at 10:45 am and got back at 9:30 pm. I’m looking forwards to a good night sleep.

There’s nothing like spending some time on one of those awesome massage chairs in the locker room. They are such good quality the Japanese models. The massage nodules really give your back a good massage:

ijoy320 human touch massage chairs

Nagashima Shigeo Invitational SEGA Sammy Cup 2009 – Practice Round

Man, the courses in Japan just keep getting better! Each has had it’s unique characteristics which would appeal to golfers based on their personal preferences but, in saying that, a true golfer can appreciate each golf course by the challenge it poses to them and the game they bring to the course on a given day.

The North Country Golf Club is situated in Hokkaido, a providence in northern Japan more known for it’s ski resorts.

The North Country Course has the most mown grass I’ve ever seen on a golf course. The grounds keepers would work long hours to keep the rough cut to a reasonable length. Even though there are acres of rough, the fairways are quite narrow and require precision driving. When you reach the green you will still face a stiff examination of your short game on the sloping slick greens.

Yet again has the Japan Tour presented a course in immaculate condition. Not only is the course great but the practice facilities and hospitality areas are fantastic. I’m looking forward to this venue…. One shot at a time…..

Mizuno Open 2009- 2nd Round

T124 MC Nathan UEBERGANG (+11) 77 78

Results

It’s been a rough couple of weeks on the course. To say I’m disappointed with my results is an understatement. I’m doing some good things out there but not often enough and the results are showing the inconsistency. It’s time to go home, sort my head out, start again and get ready for the next trip. I feel some good golf is just around the corner.

A re-rank occurs after this event. Given my slow start to the season I shouldn’t move to many places from my current rank.

Mizuno Open 2009 – Practice Round

Mizuno Open website:
http://www.mizunoopen.com/

The scenic Yomiuri CC is a mountain top course featuring huge undulations from tee to green:
Yomiuri CC

Live scoring:
JGTO

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