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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

Luke Donald, the World’s #1 Golfer, To Design His First Golf Course

by Iver Maple on June 9, 2011

Luke will join IMG in the design of the first 18 holes at Ba Na Hills Golf Club located in Danang, Vietnam.The Ba Na Hills site is unique and different from the current offering of golf courses in the Danang area. It will not be another seaside course but a mountain course with a great mix of natural topography and vegetation.Luke has had an interest in golf course design for many years and comes from a very artistic background. An avid painter and accomplished piano player, he earned a degree in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.Luke commented “T...

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Golf.com Highlights Luke Donald and His Mizuno MP T-11 Wedges

by Iver Maple on April 27, 2011

Golf.com has posted a story about Mizuno Tour Staffer Luke Donald and his MP T-11 wedges.  The piece talks about Donald, "one of the best bunker players in the world", and how he switched from the MP T-10 wedges to the new MP T-11 wedges.  They reference the Quad Cut Grooves in these Grain Flow Forged short game weapons, as well as how their testers felt the clubs produced as much spin with the...

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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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