By GolfSpy Barbajo
(4) Testers Wanted!!
Mizuno JPX 900 Irons
The irons that tamed Erin Hills!
You know a Tour Pro likes his sticks when he plays them without a contract.
That's what Brooks Koepka did last weekend, gaming the MIzuno JPX 900 Tour irons while lapping the field at the US Open at Erin Hills because he likes them. Mizzy is rightfully proud of its latest Major championship, and in the spirit of striking while the iron is still sizzling, we have an opportunity you can't refuse!
We're looking for four avid and ambitious golfers to test and review (and keep) a set of Mizuno's JPX 900 irons. We have one set of the JPX 900 Hot Metal Irons (which tend as much toward Game Improvement as Mizuno gets), one set of the middle-of-the-bell-curve JPX 900 Forged, and TWO sets of Koepka's JPX 900 Tour irons, definitely aimed at the playah in all of us.
HOW TO APPLY:
Here's what we need you to do ---
1. Your first name and home state/province
2. Your current handicap
3. Your current set of irons
4: Visit MIzuno's website (click here) and determine which JPX 900 iron set best fits your game!
Remember, you MUST apply in THIS THREAD ONLY!! We'll announce the testers in this space next week.
By GolfSpy Barbajo
From today's Inbox.....
Mizuno bolsters its professional roster
Mizuno Continues Momentum, Locks In Game's Top Talent
Norcross, Ga. (April 12, 2017) â€“ Fueling its strong start in 2017, Mizuno is coming off a successful weekend at golf's first major championship. Mizuno had nine players â€“ including a pair of former champions â€“ put their clubs in play last week in Augusta.
â€œWe pride ourselves in making the best equipment in the world for dedicated athletes who push themselves to pursue better,â€ said Ryan Ellis, golf brand manager for Mizuno USA. â€œIn this rapidly changing and opportunistic marketplace, we purposefully chose to expand our Tour presence with players that align to our brand values, in an effort to continue to drive our brand and business forward.â€
Of those who have put Mizuno in play, five new golfers have agreed to become brand ambassadors. PGA TOUR players Jhonattan Vegas, Nick Watney and Lucas Glover join rising Web.com Tour stars Keith Mitchell and Seth Fair as the newest members of the Mizuno family. They join Luke Donald, Chris Wood, Adam Schenk and Stacey Lewis in giving Team Mizuno a formidable lineup.
Vegas, a native of Venezuela, has tallied five professional victories, including two on the PGA TOUR. Last year, he won the RBC Canadian Open to cement his status on the PGA TOUR for 2017, where he has compiled five Top 20 finishes this season.
Watney, a native of Sacramento, Calif., has 10 professional wins, including five on the PGA TOUR punctuated by the 2011 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. Since putting Mizuno in the bag, Watney has pieced together an impressive run. He's compiled consecutive Top 15 finishes at the Honda Classic and Valspar Championship.
Glover, who earned All-American honors at Clemson University, is a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including the 2009 U.S. Open. A native of Greenville, S.C., Glover has fought his way back onto the PGA TOUR with a strong finish to close out 2016. He recently earned a Top Five finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to keep his solid play going.
Mitchell, a former All-American at the University of Georgia, has emerged as one of the top young players on tour. Through March 19, he ranks in the Top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list. Mitchell made his PGA TOUR debut at the Valspar Championship where he finished T11 with a six-under 278.
Fair, a native of Indianapolis, has recently transitioned to full-time play on the Web.com Tour. In 2016, he competed on the Latin America Tour, finishing in the Top 10 on the tour's money list thanks to five Top 10 finishes and eight Top 25 finishes overall.
Connect with Mizuno on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@Golf_Mizuno) to keep up with product news, Tour updates and custom content and fitting tools.
About Mizuno USA:
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in greater Atlanta, Ga.
By GolfSpy Barbajo
Found this little nugget in the InBox this morning. It's obviously baseball equipment related, but it appears Mizuno will be featuring its golf equipment at well...
Mizuno, Braves announce long-term partnership
Mizuno to open first Brand Experience Center in U.S. at The Battery Atlanta
ATLANTA â€“ (Sept. 21, 2016) â€“ At a celebration at Turner Field, Mizuno and the Atlanta Braves announced a long-term partnership that will include the opening of a one-of-a-kind Mizuno Experience Center in The Battery Atlanta. The agreement makes Mizuno the Official Baseball Gear Partner of the Atlanta Braves, reaching beyond on-the-field engagement opportunities with the team and spreading into fan activities and community investments throughout Atlanta and the Southeast.
As the Official Baseball Gear Partner of the Atlanta Braves, Mizuno also will be pioneering multiple first-of-its-kind baseball glove kiosks inside SunTrust Park where fans can check out Mizuno baseball gloves to catch foul balls during the game. Fans will be able to return the gloves at no cost or purchase them at the end of the game.
â€œMizuno has long been the model for innovation and excellence, both in its approach to its craft and in equipment the company produces,â€ said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves president, business. â€œAs we prepare to open a new chapter at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta, we were looking to build and grow partnerships with companies that shared our vision and values. Mizuno's commitment to success matches our own, and we're excited for how this partnership will enhance the fan experience beginning in 2017.â€
The Mizuno Experience Center will be an immersive, fan-focused environment that will enable visitors to test a variety of Mizuno performance technologies, such as Mizuno Golf's Performance Fitting System and the Bat Interactive Optimization System (BIOS) for bat fitting along with showcasing its premium gear across baseball, golf, running, softball, volleyball and more.
â€œThe Atlanta Braves are one of the most iconic franchises in professional sports and this opportunity will enable us to showcase our passion and our values to fans across Braves Country,â€ said Bob Puccini, Mizuno USA president. â€œWhile Mizuno's Japanese heritage goes back 110 years, we are proud to call Atlanta home to our U.S. operations for more than 30 years. This partnership will give us the opportunity to continue to invest in and support the various causes and events that make this city such a great place while also solidifying Mizuno as the premium performance sports brand based in Atlanta.â€
In addition to the glove kiosks, Mizuno also will have a significant presence throughout SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta, including:
Â· Promotional signage and branding located around SunTrust Park
Â· Mizuno baseball and softball equipment used in the Kid's Zone and other fan interactive features
Â· A presenting sponsorship for three of the Braves annual Youth Baseball Tournaments
Â· A presenting sponsorship for the She Can Play softball clinic, Play Baseball clinic and the Major League Baseball Players Association baseball clinic
Â· Opportunity to showcase the brand's heritage, craftsmanship, innovation and technology shaping the gear, from master craftsman visits, PGA Tour truck appearances, and advanced exclusives of the latest gear.
Mizuno's engagement will not be limited to baseball, as it will fully integrate its golf and running sub-brands into several Braves events. For instance, Mizuno will be the participating sponsor of the annual Braves Country 5K and Braves Foundation Golf Classic.
â€œThrough this partnership we have the ability to showcase the entire breadth and depth of Mizuno â€“ our heritage, craftsmanship, innovation and technology behind our gear, while also becoming an integral part of the fan experience. This is a long-term commitment that further embeds Mizuno into the Atlanta community, and we are excited about the many new opportunities to come as a result,â€ said Puccini.
About SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta
SunTrust Park, the new 41,000-seat home of the Atlanta Braves, is being developed by the organization in partnership with the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and will be completed by Opening Day 2017. Located in Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland area, SunTrust Park will flow directly into The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and One Ballpark Center, Comcast's regional office headquarters. Powered by Comcast's all-fiber network and delivering multi-terabit capabilities, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta will have the highest-capacity network serving any stadium and mixed-use development in the nation. The Battery Atlanta is being privately developed by the Braves along with retail partner Fuqua Development, office developer Pope & Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate. Visitors can get a sneak peek of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta at www.braves.com/SunTrustPark or www.batteryatl.com.
Bob Puccini, Derek Schiller, John Schuerholz, Tom Glavine, Sir Nick Faldo, Terry McGuirk, Mike Plant, Mark O'Brien and Mike Puccini pose for a photo at Turner Field. During a celebration on Sept. 21, Mizuno and the Atlanta Braves announced a long-term partnership that makes the company the Official Baseball Gear Partner of the Atlanta Braves. In addition, Mizuno will open the first Mizuno Experience Center in the U.S. at The Battery Atlanta.
By GolfSpy Barbajo
TESTERS WANTED - MIZUNO JPX EZ
Mizuno means irons - we all know that. Grain flow forgings, titanium muscle inserts and buttah soft â€“ it's the corporate identity.
But drivers and fairway woods? Mizuno?
Mizuno thinks their new driver and fairway wood combo, the JPX EZ, needs to be on your must-demo list, but we want to know what you think. We want your opinion on Mizuno's latest driver and fairway wood combo, the JPX EZ. In return, you'll get a driver/fairway set to keep.
TEST & REVIEW
Mizuno says the JPX EZ driver is a high launching, low-spinning bomber with the forgiveness of a saint, while the JPX EZ fairway wood, with its Shock Wave sole, is just plain easy and just plain long.
MyGolfSpy wants three of you to test and review Mizzy's latest creations (you'll get both the driver and fairway to test and keep) and tell us if they perform as advertised.
How To Apply:
MyGolfSpy takes testing very seriously, so please read these application instructions carefully:
Step 1: If you haven't already, you MUST join the MyGolfSpy Community Forum (click here to join)
Step 2: In this thread, please tell us your first name, home state or province, driver swing speed and current driver/shaft/flex
We'll take applications for the next week or so and announce our 3 testers right here.
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