Get To Know Manabu Kajiyama


Photo: Eino Ansio, Disc Golf World Tour

Photo: Eino Ansio, Disc Golf World Tour

Via Ultiworld Disc Golf

"Kajiyama, 31, hails from Yame, Japan, a city of 70,000 that lies roughly 35 miles south of the population-dense metropolis of Fukuoka. He began playing disc golf when he was 15 and joined PDGA back in 2002, competing in that year’s Japan Open, a PDGA Major, at just 17 years of age. He first cashed as a professional in the 2004 Japan Open and has been a staple in the Japanese disc golf scene ever since, racking up 76 career wins and more than $29,000 in earnings. He currently boasts a 1028 player rating, and as of the PDGA’s October 2016 update was the 23rd ranked player in the world.

Oh, and there’s the little fact of the matter that he has won the Japanese National Championship a staggering nine times. He’s currently on a five year winning streak at the event."

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