I’ve been to each Japan Golf Honest since 2001, aside from this 12 months and the final because of Covid. Again within the day, the JGF honest was held at Tokyo Massive Web site in Odaiba; through the years, the present turned smaller, with fewer exhibitors finally being relocated to a smaller venue on the Pacifico occasion heart Yokohama.
Final 12 months the JGF present was cancelled only a month earlier than the scheduled occasion was held, however gladly, this 12 months they went forward with the golf present regardless of a significantly decreased exhibitor listing and much fewer attendees. At this second, Japan is sadly not permitting American’s and lots of others into their nation, and this has prevented us from participating this 12 months as an exhibitor for our manufacturers in addition to the press to cowl the present.
It’s not all that dangerous, as if there was any 12 months to not attend, it will be this one. It was a tiny present, final month, I reviewed the positioning plan and exhibitor listing and was stunned to see how small the occasion could be; I’m speaking lower than a dozen recognized manufacturers on the listing. That apart I congratulate any model that determined to place its merchandise on show throughout this difficult time. Shoutout to Fujikura, Dunlop Sports activities, NS Professional, Yonex, Ping, Loopy, Takumi, Callaway/Odyssey and Mizuno to call the preferred manufacturers that had been in attendance. Each SEVEN and KYOEI had plans to have a sales space however I used to be not in a position to get a particular Visa to enter the nation. In hindsight, I’m glad we didn’t attend because it was the smallest present ever.
We employed a photographer to cowl the present for a day and had been stunned to see so few new releases and particularly an absence of the thrilling JDM Maniac manufacturers we have now recognized to like. On the similar time, exterior of this present, our favourite manufacturers are pumping out new and thrilling merchandise.
So here’s what we’re gonna do, similar as final 12 months TourSpecGolf will publish the boatload of product protection from the most well liked JDM boutique manufacturers. I went forward and ordered most of the latest merchandise and can publish them right here on the weblog and on social beginning this week. It’s the least we will do for the manufacturers we assist and have all the time stood by us.
I nixed the product photographs from the JGF as they had been less than our regular requirements, however our photographer did pull by means of with some respectable sales space pics to provide the vibe of what it was like and simply how small the present was.
It feels unusual that golf is booming proper now with extra rounds performed, and tools gross sales up, not just for People however Japan can also be having fun with an uptick in income surrounding the sport. But, on the similar time, the U.S PGA Present was compelled to go digital, and whereas the Japan Golf did open, the honest was drastically decreased in scope and attendance.
Anyway, It’s what it’s! Keep tuned beginning tomorrow for our personal TSG Digital Honest that includes protection of our favourite JDM manufacturers! Weblog / Social and E mail!