Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Hero Disc Continues to Step it up with 2008 Japan Open

With June rapidly approaching, the disc golf world is now turning its attention towards the East, as the Japan Open is once again on the PDGA calendar.  Again sanctioned as a “Major” by the PDGA, this year’s event will expand its influence beyond just the Nasu Highlands facility and Nasukogen Towa Pure Cottages.  The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the nearby Nasu Amusement Park, and the activities calendar has been expanded both on the front end and back end of the competition.  A purse of Y4,000,000 is guaranteed to this year’s top finishers, and the course will once again be in spectacular shape for the event. 


Combined, the 2008 Japan Open continues to fulfill its mission by providing an all-encompassing Japanese experience.  And the disc golf world is now acutely aware of this more than ever.  There will be approximately 125 competitors joining the field at Nasu, with eleven different nations represented throughout the week.  They will come from far-and-wide; as close as Taiwan and South Korea, and as far as Canada and the United States.  From Scandinavia to France and even Singapore, the disc golf world will converge on Nasu to enjoy the game, of course, but all the other amenities that Team Hero has planned.