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

Stacy Lewis On The Golf Channel's "Morning Drive"

by Iver Maple on April 20, 2011

Fresh of her major victory at the Kraft Nabisco, Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis was a guest on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive".   Hosts Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams talk to Stacy about what it was like to not only win her first LPGA tournament, but her first major over the #1 player in the world, as well as her charitable efforts for Scoliosis research, an affliction she had to overcome as a youth.

Check out video of Stacy's appearance on the Morning Drive by clicking the link below.  There are also links to two other appearances St...

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Stacy Lewis Wins Season’s First Major

by Iver Maple on April 4, 2011

Stacy captured her first LPGA tour victory in style.  It was the first major of the year and she defeated the number-one ranked player in the world while doing it. At the Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, California, Lewis proved that power is alive and well on the PGA Tour by averaging over 280 yards per drive with her JPX-800 driver and proficiently utilizing her new JPX-800 PRO irons, Mizuno fairway wood, hybrid, and MP T-11 wedges.Stacy was dominant in the final round, erasing an early two-stroke deficit to tournament champion and world #1, Yani Tseng. She went “y...

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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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