About the Author

Iver Maple

Iver Maple

Divisional Brand Marketing Manager - Mizuno Golf
Residence | Norcross, GA

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.'

Recent articles

Q/A with Stacy Lewis

by Iver Maple on April 3, 2011

Q: What was it like competing against Michelle Wie in Q-School?

A: There was a lot of pressure and coverage. There were even bleachers and stands, for LPGA Q-School! To have all that attention was fun, but truthfully it was great to have it over with and get on to the tour.Q: What was it like leading the field in your first US Open?

A: The US Open was surreal. I played okay the first two days, and then all of a sudden my putter catches fire and I'm leading. It happened so fast! Each day, after I finished playing I would go through m...

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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...

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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/forgi...

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Donald And Howell Score Top-10 Finishes At The Honda

by Iver Maple on March 7, 2011

Mizuno Brand Ambassadors Luke Donald and Charles Howell III both delivered solid Top-10 performances at the Honda Classic, PGA National Championship Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Following up his record-breaking victory at the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Luke Donald shot 73-68-72-66 to finish at -1 for the tournament and a T-10 finish. Howell was in contention for most of the weekend, firing rounds of 71-71-67-70 to also finish inside the Top 10.

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LPGA.com "Catches Up" With Stacy Lewis

by Iver Maple on March 7, 2011

Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis is currently the focus of LPGA.com's "Catching Up With" feature in which they have a Q&A session with the LPGA's top stars. Stacy reflects on her 2010 season, talks about her off season and how she has prepared for her upcoming 2011 season. Check out what Stacy had to say here.

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