Mizuno to Sponsor Two Lpga Tour Q School Prep Events on the 2022 East Coast Women’s Professional Golf Tour

Mizuno is delighted to announce a new partnership with the East Coast Women’s Professional Golf Tour (ECWPGT) as they continue to support the women’s game at all levels.

As part of a newly established partnership between Mizuno and ECWPGT, the Japanese manufacturer will serve as the title sponsor of the Mizuno Cali Q-School Prep Series in August, a two-event tournament series designed to give players a taste of what they will face. the following week at the first leg of the LPGA Q School. The first event will be played at the Arnold Palmer course in Mission Hills CC and the second at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge course in Palm Desert.

“We are thrilled to partner with the East Coast Women’s Professional Golf Tour,” said Lauren Smith, Mizuno’s Player Development Representative. “It’s an ideal combination as both organizations have a strong desire to help aspiring players develop and progress through the professional ranks to the top of the game. Fit is much more based on ability than gender and we want to use as many avenues as possible to get that message across. The partnership with the ECWPGT is one of these ways.

“This is a great opportunity for our players to have access to the resources that Mizuno can provide,” said ECWPGT Operator Mark Berman. He added: “It is extremely important that our players know that they have the support of a big league brand and that they are recognized as the next stars of the LPGA Tour in the eyes of someone else. than theirs. While Mizuno’s investment allows us to dig deeper into the scholarship, it’s an investment in the future of women in gaming that it signals the most. We are proud to have them on board and excited to be able to provide Mizuno with a platform to recognize and celebrate the wealth of talent that will be in attendance at this event.

This is the latest in a series of initiatives from Mizuno designed to develop and support rising stars in golf. Mizuno is an official partner of the American Junior Golf Association through 2024 and a presenting sponsor of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour. In Europe, the Mizuno Next Gen Tour offers 25 UK-based events for aspiring professionals and amateurs.

Mizuno is committed to women’s football and works closely with the LPGA Tour. Mizuno has been at multiple LPGA events since 2021 with the gear truck traveling to LPGA Tour events – to highlight his gender-neutral Swing DNA club fit process. Additionally, US Solheim Cup captain Stacy Lewis, LPGA Tour players Olivia Cowan and Eun-Hee Ji as well as JLPGA star Mao Saigo are part of the Mizuno team.

The goal of the East Coast Women’s Professional Golf Tour (ECWPGT) is to create playing opportunities for women who aspire to the LPGA Tour, whether they are current professional players, recent graduates or still in college. The Tour offers strong, competitive fields and events on championship courses in geographically desirable and accessible destinations. Tournaments are grouped together to help players save on travel expenses, the main prohibitive factor in deciding a playing career. It’s a development tour to help prepare players for the journey ahead – Q School, Epson Tour and life on the road as a professional player on the LPGA Tour.

The two Prep Series events that Mizuno sponsors specifically target LPGA Tour Q-school players. The preparation events give players a chance to hone their games on two of the courses that will be featured in Stage 1 of Q-School which will be played from August 18-21.

The Mizuno Cali Q-School Prep Series #1 played at the Arnold Palmer Course in Mission Hills CC will take place August 8-9. The registration deadline is July 18 at midnight and the registration fee is $549. There is a guaranteed scholarship of $10,000 with a separate bonus scholarship for combined Q-School Prep Series scores.

The Mizuno Cali Q-School Prep Series #2 played at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert also carries a guaranteed $10,000 purse with the separate bonus purse for combined scores carried over from Prep Series #1. The event gives attendees a chance to play Shadow Ridge twice, the week before Stage 1 of the Q-School LPGA Tour. The entry fee is $549 and the deadline is midnight July 26. Both events offer lunch served daily. Players who participate in both events receive a $100 cashback.

For more information on Mizuno’s complete line of golf equipment, visit: Mizunogolf.com.

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About Mizuno

Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1906, Mizuno has always had the spirit and desire to “create the best products for consumers”. The company has long held an enviable industry-wide reputation for manufacturing the best irons on the market and for being at the forefront of technological innovation. From the new ST Series drivers to the T22 cleats, all products hold firmly to that original spirit, while delivering the best performance benefits that modern technology can provide.

Mizuno golf equipment is endorsed and played by professionals across the world’s tours – many are not under contract to do so. While Mizuno’s tour history is decorated with big winners and world No. 1s – many of whom played Mizuno as they rose through the ranks.

Revered among elite golfers for their precision and control, our Grain Flow Forged irons are made in Hiroshima, Japan and custom-built to each golfer’s exact specifications, backed by a state-of-the-art Swing DNA system. industry. Giving rise to the expression “Nothing looks like a Mizuno”.