Some of the
great moments
to have played
out at Nidom

In 2006, Ai Miyazato wanted to win at all costs.
Although she made the cut in 19 tournaments that seasons, in her debut year on the US Tour, her best performance was coming third at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Even though she had shifted her focus to the US Tour from the Japan Golf Tour, she still had a strong will to show Japanese fans how she had matured as a golfer.

At the 2006 Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, she was leading by one shot after the third round.
In the final round, she hit brilliant recovery shots after driving the ball into the woods on holes 2 and 8.
She played patiently to make three birdies, and punched the air in victory on the 18th.
This title she aspired to and achieved at Nidom was her second major title in Japan.

In the long 36-hole final round of match play between Toru Taniguchi and Kaname Yokoo, Yokoo was leading by winning four of the first 18 holes.
On that day, the forest of Nispa was swaying in winds that reached 8 m/s.
Then, Taniguchi rapidly reversed the situation by winning five of the next eight holes. It seemed obvious that the tide had turned in Taniguchi’s favor.
Then on Hole 9, the 27th hole of the match, Yokoo made a snaking 18-meter birdie putt to draw level.
The result of the match would come down to the remaining nine holes.
After leading by one shot after Hole 29 and two shots after Hole 33, Yokoo bogeyed the 17th (the 35th hole of the match), but was reprieved when Taniguchi followed suit, giving Yokoo a 2&1 victory.
The champion said, “I love winds” with a smile on his face.

At the 2000 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship Promise Cup, the man who “handled” the whirling wind was loved by the God of Nispa.

Nidom Classic has been filled with cheers every time Japan’s leading golfers have gathered here.
The excitement will come back to Nidom again in the summer of 2018, with the Japan Senior Open Golf Championship.
This major tournament for senior golfers will be held for the first time in Hokkaido. The forest of Nidom is quietly waiting for the day.

History of tournaments held at Nidom Classic

  • 1990 PGA Senior Tour, Sam Snead Cup, Ikoro Course

    Winner: Chen Jian Zhong

  • 1991 PGA Senior Tour, Sam Snead Cup, Ikoro Course

    Winner: Hiroshi Ishii

  • 1992 PGA Senior Tour, Sam Snead Cup, Ikoro Course

    Winner: Kuo Chie Hsiung

  • 1994 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Todd Hamilton

  • 1995 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Katsuyoshi Tomori

  • 1996 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Nobuo Serizawa

  • 1997 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Shigeki Maruyama

  • 1998 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Katsunori Kuwabara

  • 1999 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Mamoru Osanai

  • 2000 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Kaname Yokoo

  • 2001 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Dean Wilson

  • 2002 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Nobuhito Sato

  • 2003 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Todd Hamilton

  • 2006 39th Japan LPGA Championship, Nispa Course

    Winner: Ai Miyazato

  • 2018 28th Japan Senior Open Golf Championship, Nispa Course

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