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

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March 20, 2007
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