A Behind the Scenes Look at the US Open from the Mizuno PGA Tour Team - Day 2

by Iver Maple on June 15, 2011

The tour trailer got right to work this morning at the US Open as Luke Donald's caddie, Johnny McLaren, stopped by to get his bosses entire set of clubs re-gripped. Luke usually gets fresh grips put on his gamers before most big tournaments as was the case earlier in the year at the Player's Championship. A run through of his club's specs and off went Johnny to greet Luke on the range. But what would golf be without a little fun? Luke thought he would break in his fresh MP T-11 lob wedge with a friendly bunker game against fellow Ryder Cup teammate Padraig Harrington.

 Later in the day, the van was a buzz as a number of non-Mizuno Staffers stopped by to get some wedge work done. One of them wanted to try two new wedges without a heel grind, thus increasing the effective bounce. Given the soft bunkers and lush rough at Congressional, this strategy should pay large dividends. Another player who has gamed MP-68's over the last few seasons, came by the tour van to get some fresh grips installed. He even made our job a bit easier by pitching in and pulling off his old grips.

 We look forward to tomorrow and double checking with each of our players to see if all of their needs have been met. As with all US Opens, solid ball striking and exceptional short game ability will be required. What better way to meet those demands than with a set of Mizuno irons and wedges in your bag!"

 The Mizuno PGA Tour Team

 

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Author Iver Maple

With over 14 years of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations Experience, Iver Maple has been "bleeding Mizuno blue" for over seven years.  A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and now residing in Atlanta, home to Mizuno USA's headquarters, he has now officially acclimated to "Southern Life" from his original roots in Long Island, New York.  Outside of his passion for golf, he enjoys tennis, rooting for his beloved Commodores, and hiking with his dog 'Cutler.'