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    Well its 9:20am on Tuesday and I just played a 9 hole practice round with Klimo, Ari Agnasan, Kevin McCoy and Mike Williams (Masters player). The airplane ride was a little over 13 hours and the bus ride from the airport to the cottages was about 4 after the stops. I got to eat some kick butt noodles at a truck stop\resturant.

    More updates to come.
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    that sounds sweet. Have a great time and get some birds
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    After all that I would be looking for a good massage from one of those Japanese honey's! Have a great time Jason and take some pics for all of us back in KY.

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    Jason, how many strokes did you have to give Climo?

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    Day 1 update
    Yesterday I played straight through 27 holes of a combination of par 3s and 4s at Nasu Highlands golf course where the tournament is being held. This has definately been a chance of a lifetime. I can't imagine a tournament like this anywhere else. I hope as I get better and travel more I am proven wrong.

    I think that I finished about 18 or 20 over. That includes 4 lost discs into the trees that drop off cliffs. There was no way I was going after them. Course par is 91.

    I skipped lunch during the round and had dinner that night. Buffet style Japanese style was a treat. The Sushi guy was awesome with face paint, bare chest and was wearing something that looked like a diaper.

    Day 2.
    Just finished a half round and feel pretty good at not finishing last. I am starting to aim at the middle of the fairway instead of where the basket is. I think I am going to depend on second shots and upshots to shoot closer to par. I've gotten some good tips from Klimo and my roomate Ari.

    I'm getting ready to go back to the room and get my hot springs robe so I can come back and get in the hot springs and relax. There is the opening celebration tonight at an amusement park next door.

    Tomorrow is the opening day and I think that they are ranking people by rating so I will be playing late afternoon in the B pool.

    If anyone wants something please let me know over the next couple of days. Discs are selling fast. Assume that it will cost you about $30 per disc. There is no more rocs with the tree design but they still have the Kabuke face and the archer. They also have some really nice dyes and Japan Open Stamps. The new Monarch and Pig was released here and also a dx Xcaliber. All of them are at 150g though. Tshirts are 30, polos are 80, sweat shirts are 120. Hats are 30.
    Jason Van Over

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    Jason glad you are having a good time. Will you get me one of the tournament rocs. I think
    you said they are star plastic. I am going to give it to my wife. She has been wanting to play.
    Take care and have a BLAST!!!!

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    You the man! Sounds like you're having a great time. I'll have to try to make it in 2010

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    Day 3 - Round 1
    Not a great day on the score card but the weather held out with just a little bit of sprinkles during the first few holes. I ended with a 128. I'm not really happy with the score but the OBs killed me. Someone said that the course has more OB markings than the USDGC but I don't know how reliable the source is. I will give an update of scores later.

    Tomorrow is a new day and I look forward to a sub 100 round. Smarter play than today should do it. Or at least get me down to bogey golf where I should be.

    Sam, I got your roc today. It is silver with a gold archer stamp. Ebay prices are around $50 so you will be happy with what you paid for. The original Kabuke Fire Faces were sold out when I got there this morning.

    Until tomorrow.
    Jason Van Over

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    Thanks Jason and keep it in the fairway!
    Enjoy your trip.

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    I just saw Jason is playing with a guy from Mongolia and Korea in the second round.
    That's cool. I guess that's why God gave us fingers to communicate with.

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