Yahoo! Sports Recommends Two Mizuno Prospect Series Ball Gloves
by Mizuno USA on March 21, 2011
Yahoo! Sports recently published a feature story on "Gloves to consider buying for your little leaguer", in which the Mizuno Prospect GPT1175 and Prospect GPP901 Ball Gloves were included. Both of these top-selling youth models have full write-ups that highlight the various technologies, including ParaShock palm pad, V-Flex Notch, and PowerClose.
Here is what Yahoo! Sports has to say about the Mizuno Prospect Series GPT1175 Ball Glove:
"This 11.75 inch-youth baseball glove comes in a classic color combination black and brown. Perfect for ages 9-13, this glove from Mizuno, one of the leading sports brands out there, features a ParaShock palm pad, which cushions your young adult's hand from being bruised or hurt by repeated catching of a baseball.
The Prospect GPT1175 Youth Baseball Glove also features Mizuno's V-Flex Notch, which makes it easier for youngsters to catch the ball and have it stay in their glove. The glove's webbing is also closed so the ball can be hidden from the opponent's eyes-a great feature for young pitchers."
Here is what Yahoo! Sports has to say about the Mizuno Prospect Series GPP901 Ball Glove:
Speaking of training young beginners in baseball, this youth baseball glove from Mizuno is another great item that will benefit a young baseball player in his or her early years of training and discovering their love for the game of baseball. At 9 inches, this glove is perfect for young players aged 8 year old and below (some consumers even bought it for their 4-year-old kids).
It looks professional and is professionally made by Mizuno, but it also isn't too hard to break in, which can be a challenge for younger players. Similar to the Mizuno Prospect GPT1175, this glove has a ParaShock palm pad to protect a young one's palm from "shock" in repeatedly catching a baseball, as well as Mizuno V-Flex Notch, which makes it easier for young ones to catch the ball. This glove also has PowerClose technology, making it easier for young ones to close the glove once they've caught the ball. All in all, a great beginner's glove."
Here is a link to the Mizuno Prospect Series Ball Gloves from Yahoo! Sports.
Jiyai Shin Joins Mizuno on JLPGA Tour
by Iver Maple on March 21, 2011
Mizuno Japan recently announced an official equipment contract with Jiyai Shin of Korea – currently 2nd on the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings.
Shin broke all existing KLPGA records in 2007, winning 10 events in 19 starts. In 2008 she won the Women's British Open and the ADT Championship, and by 2009 was the LPGA’s leading money winner. Shin was ranked #1 in the Women's World Golf Rankings during 2010 – winning the Mizuno Classic along the way.
Shin has played Mizuno equipment without contract since March 2010 and will continue with her current set up – MP Craft Driver, MP Titanium fairway woods, MP CLK hybrid, MP-53 irons and MP T-11 wedges. The deal includes a Mizuno logo on the side of her headwear. Shin will also be active in Mizuno’s golf club development.
Shin commented: “I am excited to have signed a contract with Mizuno. The excellence of Mizuno clubs, and their service on tour helped me to embrace this agreement. The fact that I can rely greatly on them means a lot.”
Three Mizuno Irons Receive High Praise In GOLF Magazine's Club Test 2011
by Iver Maple on March 21, 2011
GOLF Magazine, a Sports Illustrated publication, has published their ClubTest 2011, in which three of Mizuno's irons, the JPX-800s, JPX-800 Pros, and MP-53s, are prominently featured. Each iron is pictured in the magazine, along with pricing information, and a web reference to the Mizuno page on GOLF.com's website. GOLF Magazine provides an extensive review in a variety of categories, including playability, accuracy/forgiveness, distance control, feel, and look, while highlighting the various Mizuno technologies within the clubs. All three of these high performance irons received excellent feedback from the review.
Here are some of the highlights from GOLF Magazine's ClubTest2011:
"The feel at impact is smooth and soft, with excellent stability on all shots."
"One of the highest-rated irons in the test. Provides plenty of distance, feel and control with a classic look."
"Potentially the most workable irons in the test...very good performers from a variety of lies."
"Quite good at preserving distance on mis-hits and very accurate on solid strikes."
"Longer than average..."
"...very good sensation on greenside shots."
"...handsome blue badge."
Mizuno JPX-800 Pro:
"With a great feel comes great forgiveness-a winning combo. The best Mizuno irons I've tried at ClubTest."
"One of the best iron models in its class. It scores high marks for playability, distance control and feel."
"...strong, steady performer from all types of lies."
"Deadly accurate short irons; covers for mis-hits better than standard forgings."
"Solid shots deliver above-average length; off-center hits don't lose much, either."
"Several guys find the smooth, soft feel to be the gold standard; solid contact provides Tour-like feel."
"Attractive-looking, slightly oversize head; the full cavity tells you that help is here if you need it."
"The MP-53 possesses more "game improvement" qualities than any other MP irons."
"A good option for shotmakers-distinct ability to shape shots..."
"Forgiveness aplenty with unexpected distance on slight mis-hits..."
"Pure shots generate one-half club extra length."
"Thick, beefy look in scoring irons; thinnish topline does a nice job of masking the slightly leader head."