The Hokuryu Town Sunflower Longevity Association Park Golf Tournament was held! Vigorous seniors enjoy playing for 2 hours on the superb lawn!

Friday, June 14, 2024

The Hokuryu-cho Himawari Longevity Federation Park Golf Tournament was held at 08:00 on June 12 (Wed.) at the Hokuryu-cho Himawari Park Golf Course.

Hokuryu Town Sunflower Longevity Association Park Golf Tournament

Organized by Himawari Longevity Federation, Secretariat by Hokuryu-cho Social Welfare Association

Hokuryu Town Sunflower Longevity Association Park Golf Tournament

29 members participated

Twenty-nine members of the Hokuryu-cho Himawari Longevity Association participated, and the event was held in good spirits and harmony.

Members of the Hokuryu Town Sunflower Longevity Association

Gorgeous prizes

The tournament will offer great prizes to the winners, runners-up, 3rd to 10th place, and hole-in-one.

Gorgeous prizes

4 courses, 36 holes

The competition is played in groups of four, over four courses and 36 holes. Rules are in accordance with the rules of the NPO International Park Golf Association.

There are four courses at the Himawari Park Golf Course: the Yew Course, the Sunflower Course, the Sakura Course, and the Dragon Course.

4 courses, 36 holes

The highest standard of lawn, which is ranked first or second in the entire province.

The Hokuryu-cho Sunflower Park Golf Course features a spectacular view surrounded by 2 million sunflowers in summer and well-maintained grass of the highest standard.

The lawn is carefully cared for (mowing, watering, etc.) every day except during the winter months.

We often hear participants say, "The condition of the grass is so excellent that it competes for the first or second place in the whole province.

Mowing the lawn between tournaments.

The competition is set against the backdrop of a vast sunflower field that has been developed in advance of summer.

opening ceremony

The competition began shortly after 8:00 a.m. and lasted approximately two and a half hours of heated competition.

opening ceremony

Moderator: Michito Nakamura, Executive Director, Hokuryu-cho Social Welfare Association

The moderator was Michito Nakamura, Secretary General of the Hokuryu-cho Social Welfare Association.

Greetings from Chairman Koji Kawada

This tournament is a qualifier for the Sorachi Federation of Senior Citizens Clubs Golf Tournament to be held in Chichibubetsu-cho on Thursday, July 4.

Chichibubetsu is a neighboring town, and I am sure you are familiar with the course. It would be great if all of you could do very well in that tournament, but today is the qualifying round. I wish you all the best of luck in the competition.

Please take good care of yourself, it will be hot, so please stay hydrated and play while considering measures to prevent heat stroke. Good luck today!" said Chairman Kawada.

Start of competition

A cold, fresh breeze blew through the air, making it a perfect day for park golf!
Everyone played with smiles, energy and fun!

Park golf day!
Well maintained lawn.
Nice shot!
In a green landscape.
Feeling the fresh breeze....
Set a direction.
Thank you for your hard work!
Report of results after completion of all courses
Results board
Results board

Announcement of results and prize presentation


  • Men's winner: Mr. Katsuzo Ito
  • Women's winner: Ms. Etsuko Oji
Men's and women's winners! Congratulations to the winners!

hole in one

  • Men: Mr. Susumu Yotsuji
ホールインワン賞 四辻進さん
Hole-in-One Award: Susumu Yotsuji
  • Female: Ms. Michiko Hasegawa
ホールインワン賞 長谷川美智子さん
Hole-in-One Award Michiko Hasegawa

each prize

You'll have to open and see the gorgeous prizes!

Prize presentation
Everyone was very happy to receive their prizes!

With boundless love, gratitude, and prayers, the senior citizens' club members enjoy the healthy sport of "Park Golf" with a healthy and energetic mind and body.

With the vast landscape of Sunflower Village in the background.

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◇ Reporting and writing by Ikuko Terauchi (Photography and editorial assistance by Noboru Terauchi)