Well it's been a long first day at the Japan Golf Fair 2012 at Tokyo Big Sight. I left the house this morning in the snow before 7am and met with Tatsuro our club tester at Tokyo Station. We then met Tourspecgolfer and Tourspecgirl at Tokyo Big Sight right before the start of the show. Tourspecgolfer (Chris) and Tatsuro headed off for a day of club testing and videos while I hit the big booths for photos. With over 1200 photos on the first day alone, it will be impossible for me to edit them all and load them in our galleries so we will start with just a few highlights from the first day. Plus we've all been making posts to our social network pages so be sure to check out our facebook and google + pages!
As we had all hoped, Titleist Japan released a second generation for the very popular VG3 lineup. The highlight is of course the multi piece forged VG3 iron which looks simpler and cleaner than the first generation which is something people might actually prefer.
Tourstage showed off their all new X Series 707 lineup including the muscular looking X-Blade 707 smaller cavity back.
Taylormade had one of he biggest boothes and of course it was all white. Standout clubs included the new Gloire forged driver, new TP Forged putters, R11J Driver, as well as ATV Forged Wedge. Once again TM has decided that Japan will get some Ti fairway woods in the form of the R11 Ti.
Fourteen unveiled their signing of PGA pro Ryuji Imada and showed of his set of 3 Fourteen wedges (48* above).
The Callaway booth was highlighted by Odyssey Japan's new Prototype Forged iX Milled and Flip Face iX for the Japan market.
Mizuno had their new JPX AD Forged as well as some very cool lightweight shoes.
Kenmochi showed off their new blade a well as new wedges.
Royal Collection had a whole line of new Pro TP fairway woods and a new BBD's 505v utility!
Romaro golf had an amazing new spring lineup. New drivers, fairway woods utilitie, irons and wedges but I'll just share their new Ray SX wedge for starters.
Towards the end of the day we stopped by the ONOFF booth and saw their all new Shingo Katayama Labospec model 59*wedge!
This was just a small sampling of the things we saw today. We will be back at the show first thing tomorrow morning for more pictures and coverage from the show. Look for the galleries to be updated this weekend as well once I get back to my desktop for editing! In the meantime I need to get some rest!