You Can Play a Round of Golf at the Base of Mt. Fuji

Golf Digest went to Tokyo, Japan to check out the Asagiri Jamoboree Golf Club, where golfers can play a round in the shadow of Mt. Fuji.

Released on 1/22/2016

Transcript

00:01
My name is Brian Kobo.
00:02
I'm originally from Toronto, Canada,
00:03
but I'm currently based in Tokyo, Japan.
00:05
(cheerful music)
00:16
We're at the Asagiri Jamboree Golf Club
00:18
in Shizuoka, Japan.
00:20
Holy cow, look at that view.
00:22
That is a nice course.
00:23
(speaking foreign language)
00:38
Growing up, my father would say
00:40
that golf is a good opportunity to be able
00:42
to get to know people.
00:43
It's good business to know how to golf.
00:46
Maybe I should try to learn golf.
00:48
Have you noticed that the carts are moving on their own?
00:50
Yeah.
00:51
It's always better to have two guys butcher a sport
00:53
than doing it yourself.
00:57
(speaking foreign language)
01:36
I guess my biggest worries or concerns
01:38
is that we're just going to slow them down.
01:41
[Ryo] Oh my god.
01:42
(laughing)
01:43
(speaking foreign language)
01:59
(laughing)
02:01
(speaking foreign language)
02:35
I'm hoping that these gentlemen will
02:37
be able to teach me how to swing a golf club better.
02:40
(speaking foreign language)
02:47
It's always great being the mentee
02:49
because you always have something new to learn.
02:50
You always get wiser when you have a mentor.
02:52
(speaking foreign language)
03:14
(cheerful music)
03:21
They were really cool guys.
03:23
We told them right off when we met them
03:24
that we're literally
03:28
have no idea what we're doing.
03:30
What I was flattered the most about
03:31
is the time that they took
03:32
to teach Ryo and I the basics.
03:39
This is probably what it would have felt like
03:41
if I had played golf with my father.
03:44
(cheerful music)
03:55
(clapping)
03:56
Wow, you're the closest.
03:58
With my new techniques that I've learned
04:00
from the gentlemen today,
04:01
it kind of made me want to then
04:03
to kind of go back home to Canada
04:04
is to invite my dad to a round of golf.
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