Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stacy Lewis Claims Victory at HSBC Women's Champions

Following Her Recent Multi-Year Extension with Mizuno, Lewis Captures Sixth-Career LPGA Title

Norcross, GA – (March 5, 2013) - Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis captured her first LPGA victory of 2013 by one stroke on Sunday, outplaying a charging field to claim the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The highlight of her round was nearly holing out her second shot on the par-5 7th hole. Using her JPX-825 Hybrid from 200 yards out, Lewis’ shot ended up five inches from the pin, leaving a routine tap-in eagle.

Displaying poise and consistent play all week, Lewis claimed her first title of the season with the help of her Mizuno JPX-825 Pro irons, MP T-11 wedges, JPX-825 hybrid and MP-650 fairway wood. Lewis built a three shot lead, but had to fend off Na Yeon Choi on the final holes to capture the championship. Lewis utilized her JPX-825 Hybrid again on 18, landing her second shot on the back of the green, giving herself a lengthy putt for eagle. All she needed was par after Choi missed a 12-foot birdie putt that could have potentially forced a playoff.

“Coming off an impressive 2012 campaign that saw Lewis win the LPGA Rolex Player of the Year, we congratulate Stacy on her first LPGA victory of the season,” said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Mizuno USA Golf. “We are thrilled to support Stacy and are honored that this six-time LPGA champion trusts the performance of Mizuno products. It has been exciting to watch Stacy’s growth on tour and her impressive play continues to show that she is one of the biggest stars in the game.”

Mizuno delivers outstanding innovations and high-performance technologies for serious golfers of all skill levels. With groundbreaking design technologies and processes like Grain Flow Forging Technology, Mizuno has earned the trust of golfers at every level. For more information on Mizuno’s complete line of golf equipment, visit www.mizunogolf.com.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bushnell Golf Introduces Tour V3 Laser Rangefinder

Overland Park, KS, January 16, 2013 – Bushnell Golf, makers of the #1 Laser Rangefinder on the PGA Tour for more than a decade, continues the trend of offering Tour preferred technology for every golfer with the unveiling of the new Tour v3. Bushnell’s latest product introduces players to JOLT Technology, which allows golfers to feel their exact distance with each acquisition. The new technology, combined with new ergonomic design, will eliminate any doubt about yardages and offers the exact distance up to 1,000 yards.

“At Bushnell, we pioneered the laser rangefinder for golf and we continue to develop breakthrough technologies that revolutionize the Electronic Measuring Device market.” said Jordan Vermillion, Product Director at Bushnell. “The new Tour v3’s ergonomic design makes it unbelievably comfortable to hold, and will provide the golfer with extremely accurate distances to any object on the course.”

Continuing the trend of evolving precision through industry-leading technologies, Bushnell Golf is proud to introduce JOLT Technology in their new line of Tour v3 Laser Rangefinders. When the golfer aims the Tour v3 at the flag, JOLT Technology will provide short vibrating bursts to reinforce that Bushnell’s advanced PinSeeker technology has isolated the target and locked onto the flag. The vibrating bursts provided by JOLT Technology will now eliminate any and all doubt and assure the golfer that they have the exact distance to the flag.

As with all Bushnell Laser Rangefinders, the Tour v3 provides instantaneous measurements in yards and meters with incredible accuracy to within inches of any target on the course. The Tour v3 boasts 5-1,000 yards ranging performance, including 300+ yards to the flag and is legal for tournament play (all Bushnell laser rangefinder models, except the Bushnell Pro 1M Slope Edition and Bushnell Tour v3 Slope Edition, are legal to use when USGA rule 14-3/.05 is in effect). The Tour v3 Slope Edition has the same features as the Tour v3, as well as the addition of Bushnell’s PGA Tour trusted Slope Technology which provides compensated distances for elevation changes.

Product features include:

• PinSeeker with JOLT Technology to confirm the laser has zeroed in on the flag
• Accurate to within 1-yard
• 5 yards-1,000 yards ranging performance (300+ yards to a flag)
• 5x Magnification (objects appear 5x closer)
• New ergonomic design provides stable grip
• Posi-Thread™ Battery Door
• Weather-Proof Construction
• New Premium Carry Case and 3-Volt Battery are also included
• Industry leading 2-Year Warranty

The Tour v3 and Tour v3 Slope will both be available at Bushnell retailer’s nationwide beginning in February. The retail price for the Tour v3 is $299 and Tour v3 Slope is $399. 

In an effort to continue its support of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to empower deserving military families with educational support and opportunities, Bushnell will make two new Patriot Packs available in 2013 featuring the Tour v3 and Tour v3 Slope. A percentage of every 2013 sale of the Bushnell Patriot Pack will be provided to the foundation’s fundraising efforts by. The all-new Patriot Packs come equipped with a Tour V3 (tournament or slope editions), limited edition Bushnell and Folds of Honor Foundation bag tag, new Bushnell productive carrying case and exclusive Bushnell Golf and Folds of Honor Foundation branded golf tees at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $299 (Tour v3) and $399 (Tour v3 Slope). Bushnell, the #1 choice of professional golfers, offers a full range of rangefinders, which continue to change and improve the way golfers assess distances, ultimately improving performance.

For more information on the Bushnell family of rangefinders, visit the company’s website at

Friday, November 30, 2012

Baboon Steals Food at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Here's a fun video clip to watch on your Friday afternoon.  During Golf Channel’s second round coverage of the Nedbank Golf Challenge today, cameras captured entertaining video of a baboon stealing food near the 15th green at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.

Golf Channel’s weekend coverage of the Nedbank Golf Challenge continues Saturday at 9 a.m. ET and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Monday, November 19, 2012

CME Group Titleholders Final Round - Notes & Quotes

On Na Yeon Choi wins the CME Group Titleholders

Golf Channel / CME Group Titleholders Final Round Notes and Quotes
TwinEagles Golf Club
Naples, Fla.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

On Na Yeon Choi’s victory
Golf Channel analyst Judy Rankin: “She has step by step put it all together. She is a very complete player. If you watched her this week, you know that she is a very composed player. That has to bode well for a young woman who still has not even hit the prime of her golf life.”

Golf Channel on-course reporter Jerry Foltz interviewed Na Yeon Choi following her victory 
Choi, on her win: “I had a lot of confidence today, especially with this golf course. I like this golf course. I enjoyed it with my group today. I finished strong this season and I’m really satisfied.”

Choi, on winning the two biggest first place checks on the 2012 LPGA Tour season (CME Group Titleholders and the U.S. Women’s Open): “I am really happy with how I played this season. I won my first major tournament and even this tournament is very big to me.”

Inbee Park Interview with Tom Abbott
2012 Vare Trophy (lowest scoring average for 2012) and 2012 LPGA Money winner Inbee Park sat down with Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott during the tournament broadcast to talk about her season:

Park, on her turnaround in 2012: “Earlier in the season, I wasn’t rolling the ball great. I just couldn’t find the right putter and the right stroke for me. After Wegmans, the putter just starting rolling really good and I was really confident with my putter. I think that was the difference.”

Park, on which trophy means more to her: “They are both really important and they both mean a lot to me. I think the Vare Trophy is the tougher trophy to win because even the last tournament I had to push myself to play good, and until the last round I couldn’t be relaxed. This tournament felt so long, longer than the whole season. That tells me a lot.”

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sun Young Yoo Penalized for Improper Drop

I don't know how many of you caught the CME Group Titleholders second round coverage on Golf Channel Friday.  There was an unfortunate situation where player Sun Young Yoo was penalized one stroke for an improper drop.  What is your take on this type of rule violation? Rules are rules? or should there be some leniency?  Have a look and decide for yourself...

Here's a look at the reaction and analysis from Golf Channel's Rich Lerner and Judy Rankin...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stacy Lewis Wins her Fourth Tournament of the Year

Three Consecutive Closing-Hole Birdies Puts Lewis Within Reach of 2012 LPGA Tour Player of the Year Honors

Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis captured her LPGA-leading fourth victory of the 2012 season by winning the Mizuno Classic at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima, Japan.  Staking her claim atop the short list of 2012 LPGA Player of the Year contenders, Lewis shot an 11-under 205 for the 54-hole event, winning by one stroke.  With this latest victory Lewis remains second on Rolex Rankings, the highest ranked American Golfer on the LPGA Tour, and looks to earn LPGA Player of the Year honors, becoming the first American to do so in 18 years. 

Displaying the poise and consistency she has shown all year, Lewis secured her fourth title of the season with the help of her Mizuno JPX-800 Pro irons, MP T-11 wedges, MP-650 fairway wood, JPX-825 Hybrid and JPX-800 driver.  Lewis started the final round with a seven-shot deficit, but consecutive birdies on the final three holes earned her a thrilling one-shot victory. 

“We’d like to congratulate Stacy on her LPGA-leading fourth victory of the season,” said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Mizuno USA Golf.  “Throughout her ambassadorship with Mizuno, she has been humble and genuine, and we are thrilled to watch her develop into one of the best players on the LPGA Tour.”

Mizuno delivers outstanding innovations and high-performance technologies for serious golfers of all skill levels.  With groundbreaking design technologies and processes like Grain Flow Forging Technology, Mizuno has earned the trust of golfers at every level.  For more information on Mizuno’s complete line of golf equipment, visit www.mizunogolf.com.

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, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America.  Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Golf Shows on TV

Looking for some entertaining golf shows to watch?  Here's are some short previews of a few of the great golf shows airing Tuesday evenings on the Golf Channel...

Big Break Greenbrier - Tuesdays 9 PM ET

Chasing the Dream - Tuesdays 10 PM ET

Our Longest Drive - Tuesdays 10:30 PM ET