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.”

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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.'