Golf Made Simple school aims to attract Japanese students
Released on = March 21, 2007, 1:02 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
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Press Release Body = By S. Adam Cardais, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
The Golf Made Simple instruction program is making a push to attract more Japanese golfers to its school at the Barona Creek Golf Club in San Diego, Calif.
In a move to capitalize on the thriving Southern California Japanese golf tourism market, the school recently moved professional instructor Wataru \"Wat\" Tomita, who is fluent in English and Japanese, out to San Diego. Wataru spent much of 2006 training before making the move.
Marc Solomon, the founder of Golf Made Simple, said the addition of Tomita to the instructor roster at Barona Creek will allow the school to better cater to Japanese golfers, who like to play in Southern California because there\'s a huge native community there and the golf is significantly less expensive than in Japan.
For instance, greens fees in Japan can run as high as $500 a round, and membership at a private club can reach the seven figures.
\"So many golfers from Japan love to come to Southern California to play golf,\" Solomon said. Though the school is often fully booked, the addition of Tomita \"allows us to branch out to Japanese speaking students as well.\"
There haven\'t been any Japanese-speaking students yet, but Solomon said Golf Made Simple is going to become more aggressive about attracting this market, including trying to get mention in the Japanese media.
They probably won\'t have much trouble finding Japanese students. The Barona Creek Golf Club at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino is one of the premier courses in California. It was ranked the 78th \"Modern Course\" in the country by Golfweek magazine.
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March 20, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.