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Cosponsored by the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan and Kyocera
KYOCERA Announces Two Senior Golf Tournaments
Kyocera Solar Ladies Open in Asahino in July, Kyocera Ladies Open in Satsuma in October
Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) has announced a plan to hold senior golf tournaments jointly with the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan, LPGA (Chairwoman: Hisako Higuchi). The golf tournaments will be held at the Asahino Country Club (Higashi Oumi, Shiga) in July and at the International Golf Resort Kyocera (Satsuma, Kagoshima) in October.
First Kyocera Solar Ladies Open in Asahino
The LPGA senior tournament will be held in the Asahino Country Club in Higashi Oumi, Shiga over two days, July 11 and 12 this year. Shiga, which has been selected as the venue for the tournament, has been one of the production sites in Kyocera's solar energy business spanning 44 years when its plant started operation. Kyocera hopes that the tournament will make a valuable contribution to the community. While the tournament is being held, the company will engage in environmental activities by staging various events related to solar energy.
Second Kyocera Ladies Open in Satsuma
The LPGA seniors tournament will be held at the International Golf Resort Kyocera in Satsuma-cho, Satsuma, Kagoshima for two days, October 5 and 6 this year. Last year, the first tournament was a great successfully attended by 1,200 visitors, and the second tournament will be held this year in the wake of this achievement. Kagoshima is one of the largest production sites in the company's core businesses, fine ceramic components and electronic components, and is home to the Kokubu, Sendai, and Hayato plants. Through this tournament, Kyocera will strive to revitalize the local economy.
*The LPGA contributed 300,000 yen, accounting for two percent of the total prize money of 15 million yen, to Satsuma-cho, Kagoshima, to promote sports.
*A donation box was provided during the tournament to enable people to provide assistance to the victims of the local heavy rain in Kagoshima at the end of July last year. Kyocera donated to Satsuma-cho a matching amount equivalent to the total contributions.
Last Year's Prize Ceremony
The honorary president of the tournament (Kyocera Chairman Emeritus), Dr. Kazuo Inamori, presents the minor prize, the Satsuma pot, to the winner.
Dr. Kazuo Inamori presents the winner with the main prize of 2.25 million yen.