Nobuya Kobayashi #384
- Hall of Fame Class: 1994
- PDGA #: 384
- Birth Year: n/a
- Hometown: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
The mastermind behind the world-renowned Japan Open and the driving force behind the proliferation of disc golf in Japan, Nobuya is perhaps the sport's most professional emissary. As one of Japan's most highly regarded sports writers and authors, Nobuya has introduced countless Japanese to the thrills of disc golf. The harmonious teams that Japan sends to the Worlds each year are a tribute to Nobuya's emphasis on the spiritual virtues of friendship and harmony offered by disc golf.