September 28, Beijing time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was quite difficult to host a golf tournament, not only in China, but also in Japan. However, a few days ago, a women's professional golf tournament was held with the support of the players and their fans.
This event, called the "Thanks Women亚博的官网地址’s Golf Tour" (Thanks Women’s Golf Tour), was held on September 24 at the Susono Country Club in Shizuoka Prefecture. The total prize money of the event is 3 million yen (approximately RMB 190,000), and the championship prize is 1 million yen (approximately RMB 65,000). Only 18 holes will be played and a total of 48 people will participate.
这项名为“感谢女子高尔夫巡回赛”（Thanks Women's Golf Tour）的活动于9月24日在静冈县Susono乡村俱乐部举行。赛事的总奖金为300万日元（约合人民币190,000元），冠军奖金为100万日元（约合人民币65,000元）。只会打18个洞，总共48人将参加。
In the end, Shina Yamaguchi, Yuna Arakawa, Miku Takeuchi, and Runa Sakai scored 72 to tie at the top of the leaderboard. Yamaguchi Shina caught 3 birdies in the race, swallowed 3 bogeys, and won by adding holes.
最终，山口胜名（Shina Yamaguchi），荒川尤娜（Yuna Arakawa），竹内未来（Miku Takeuchi）和Run井菜奈（Runa Sakai）取得72分，并列排行榜榜首。 Yamaguchi Shina在比赛中抓下3个小鸟，吞下3个柏忌，并通过加洞获胜。
Women's Central Tour members like Anfu Chino (T5), Nishiyama Miki (T9), Okamura Yu (T14), Sasahara Yumi (T26), Suzuki Junga (T30), and Park Rika (Korea, T32) also participated.
The event does not have a title sponsor. The special feature is that it is a crowdfunding competition. Each player has to find 5 supporters, each supporter pays 20,000 yen, and a person can have up to 10 supporters. The transportation expenses, accommodation expenses and bonuses are all put in it.
The event is open to spectators (mostly supporters), they can even walk to the fairway to watch the game, and they can also take photos and videos. Although there was a typhoon in the weather forecast for those two days-so that Mount Fuji in the distance was hazy and a bit unclear-the game might not be held smoothly, but the fans did not stop. They were very enthusiastic, came to the court early to wait for the players to support, and followed the players 18 holes. This means that a group usually has 20 to 30 viewers. When the day of the game was over, they took a group photo with the players. They were very happy with this game. Of course, the players also sincerely thank their supporters for allowing them to participate in the game during such a difficult period.
"The impact of the new crown virus has spread to all aspects of society. In the sports world, many competitions and activities have been terminated or delayed, and professional golf is no exception. Professional golfers have lost their job positions in the competition, and not only cannot earn bonuses, they also lose peace The point of contact for fans," the event promoter Wada Tairo said when talking about the purpose of the competition. "On the other hand, the Japan Women’s Tour has introduced a new system. With a few exceptions, only players who have passed the professional exams Participation. Those who have given up their amateur status and failed the professional exams have no place to compete.
“新冠状病毒的影响已经扩散到社会的各个方面。在体育界，许多比赛和活动已经终止或推迟，职业高尔夫也不例外。职业高尔夫球手在比赛中失去了工作，不仅不能赢得奖金，他们还失去了和平。这是球迷们的联络点。”活动发起人Wada Tairo在谈到比赛目的时说。 “另一方面，“日本女子巡回赛”引入了一种新的体系。除了少数例外，只有通过了职业考试的球员才能参加比赛。放弃业余资格并没有通过职业考试的球员没有竞争的地方。
"These two accidents are a good opportunity to re-examine the relationship between professional events, players, and fans that have been taken for granted so far. Therefore, we decided to hold competitions for players who have not passed professional exams, and rebuild players and The relationship between fans."
This article was helped by Ms. Okamura Koto. All photos were taken by her.