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Long life on the road awaits those who seek to play pro golf

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Many professional golfers lead a life of constant traveling.

After winning the Women's British Open in her first LPGA event at Milton Keynes on Aug. 4, Hinako Shibuno returned home to hit the greens in Sapporo, Hokkaido, for an LPGA of Japan Tour tournament held Aug. 9-11.

That was followed by Shibuno playing in another tournament in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, which started on Aug. 16.

The LPGA of Japan Tour is a series of tournaments for female golfers that starts in spring and lasts until early winter, with events held across the nation. At this time of the year, the tour visits summer resorts.

Golfers taking part in the tour spend 60 to 70 percent of their days in hotels. Many of them do all the chores involved themselves, from arranging lodging and........

© The Asahi Shimbun