Written on November 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm, by admin
Ever since its invention, the game of golf has always held a special place in the hearts of those who play the game. There are many reasons why those who play the sport love it, and the reasons are as diverse as the players.
One of the most popular reasons that many players give for why they like the game is that it relaxes them. There is something about being in an open space, not surrounded buy buildings, with no loud noises that relaxes the avid golfer. This may also have to do with the fact that most country clubs require membership, and this ensures that those who actually want to play the game are allowed on the green.
There are also those golfers who have risen to celebrity status. These golfers have exposed the sport to a whole new audience who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to learn about it. Not long before this began happening, if you had asked a group of people which sport was their favorite, you would have heard the more common answers of football, baseball, and basketball. The players of these sports have been traditionally better known than others. Tiger Woods has actually been the player that has arguably been the most exposed in the history of the sport. He is one example of a golfer who has exposed the sport in a new way. He is an internationally known player, and has redefined golf as a sport. He has defined the traditional golfer as just as much of an athlete as a football player. The same amount of skill is needed to play a round of golf and win, as winning a football game. Golf is also one of the sports that companies want to endorse the most. Companies like Nike and Mizuno Irons pay players sometimes millions of dollars to use and endorse their products. This leaves quite a bit of money on the table for those who choose to sign a contract as a professional golfer. For those who don’t know, Mizuno is a premier Japanese maker of golf clubs, and their company supplies thousands of players with golfing equipment every year.
In recent years, because of what Tiger Woods and many other celebrity golfers have done for revitalizing the sport, the game of golf has been introduced to a younger audience. Many have been inspired by how young Tiger Woods was when he started to play golf. It is reported that his father introduced him to the sport at the age of four. There are also many middle schools and high schools around the country that give their students the chance to play on golf teams. There are also many scholarship opportunities targeted at those who wish to go on to play golf in college.
There are many ways to get involved with the sport for those who are interested. There are private country clubs and public courses that allow for winding down and forgetting the troubles of the day.
Written on November 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm, by admin
Throughout the history of sports there have been many who have created products, and have helped to advance various sports through the years. One of the best to come along and facilitate this kind of positive change is a well known Japanese sporting goods company called Mizuno. If you make a trip over to Japan at any point, chances are the average person on the street is going to recognize the name as one of the biggest retailers in sports merchandise.
There have been those who have tried and failed to help with the launching of products in the sports world, and have been unsuccessful in bringing about the kind of change that they considered necessary. Mizuno Irons is one of the oldest retailers in all of sports. They have helped to revitalize the games of both baseball, and golf. In fact, it was this company who said that there should be a standard size for baseballs. Because they are one of the oldest retailers, this also makes them one of the most trusted in all of sports. They have provided equipment two different times to multiple Olympic teams. In fact, at the Sydney games, they were the official provider of sports ware for the entire games. In these products, only the best materials are used. In fact, titanium irons were first introduced by this company in 1990. As you can see they have always been on the front lines of innovation in sports and have really made a difference for many players across sports.
The company also has a reputation for being an innovator in the sports world. In golf, they were the first to use carbon in the head of their golf iron clubs in order to improve performance on the green. Because they are on the front lines of changes in sports, not only providing baseballs, but also golf equipment, as well as baseball and skis, they have created some of the best most high tech products on the market.
In the world of golf, it is important to have a good product to use when you are trying to play the game. If you have a sub par product, your game suffers. This is why when searching for the right pieces, it is important to consider who is making the product, and going with a company who has a good reputation for quality is equally as important.
If you are looking for a product that has a long history, and a brand that created products that stand the test of time, look no further. There are many different companies who have tried to be innovators, and have not been nearly as successful. What makes this brand a success is the undeniable history they have in sports, as well as the dedication that they have to innovating many different sports. They are also known as a company for their philanthropy, which continues to this day. In fact, its founder was inducted into various museums a an innovator, and many awards for philanthropic work have been awarded over the years.
Written on November 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm, by admin
Most people are familiar with the sport of golf and how it works. Players drive around a green course, and try to get a white ball into the hole on the green in as few shots as possible. The fewer the shots one takes, the higher the score. What people may or may not realize is that the game has actually made significant changes over the years. There have not only been advances in the materials used to make the equipment, but the game has also been made accessible to just about anyone, from children to those who are handicapped. Because golf is not the most strenuous of sports physically, this allows any number of people to begin to play.
There is also a company that has helped with this effort. Mizuno Irons is a company that started their journey in Osaka, Japan, as a western sportswear provider. They sold things like baseballs and bats to the Japanese population. Their store was opened in 1906, and in 1907 Mizuno began to make made to order athletic ware. This includes uniforms for sports teams, and the like. Their store is also the first in Japan to sell ready to wear athletic clothing. In 1911, the company decided to start providing and producing sporting goods. By 1914, their first factory had opened. This allowed them to produce their own inventory. In 1916 the company was the first to call for making baseballs one standard size. In 1921 the company began to prepare for the manufacture and sale of their first golf club line. These first lines of clubs were known as “star line” and we put officially on sale in 1933. By 1935 the showroom was easily one of the largest show rooms dedicated to the sale of golf clubs.
In fact, in 1977 a set of golf clubs created by this company was inducted into the golf hall of fame here in the United States. By 1989, the company had established ties in the United Sates to supply some of the professional golfers who played in the United States at the time, such as Ryoken Kawagishi. By 1999 they had signed on to be the official sports ware provider for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Most recently
in 2007 they were the official sports ware provider for the Japanese gymnastics team.
As you can see, Mizuno has a long history as a company, and they are still one of the premier suppliers of sports and athletic wear not only in Japan, but across the globe. They are also known for giving back to the community who helped grow their business. They have sponsored many sports events and have been especially active in the world of baseball as well as golf. Many of the people who help run the company have been presented with various honors for philanthropy, and the founder of the company was even inducted into the baseball hall of fame for his contribution to the advancement of the sport.
Written on November 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm, by admin
The sport of golf is one of the oldest in the world. It started back in Scotland in the fifteenth century as a game that involved a stuffed leather ball and a bent stick. This is a long way from what we recognize the sport as today with its heavy duty endorsement deals and highly paid players. Golf itself is very different from other sports simply because the rules are very different. In other sports, the team that gets the most number of points in a game is declared the winner. Not so in golf. In golf, it is the person with the lowest scores that win. Some of the scores can even go into negative numbers, which doesn’t happen anywhere else in sports. Unlike any other playing field, in any other sport, golf courses range depending on difficulty, and they are each different. They all have different traps that are set in order to throw the player off, and disrupt their game. There are water features, sand traps, and any number of other traps that can increase the score, and cost a player the game.
The oldest golf course according to the Guinness Book of World Records is located in Scotland and it was the site of the oldest golf tournament, which was played on October 17, 1880. Back then, the club sizes were very different than they are today. The clubs were much bigger, and they were actually made of wood. The ball was much larger, and did not have a smooth surface. This made the game all the more difficult to play. Today’s woods are actually just a different type of metal. Irons are typically made out of titanium, and woods are made from a different type of metal all together. This change is due to companies such as Mizuno, which is a Japanese based sorting goods company that started supplying golfers with equipment back at the beginning of the early twentieth century. Mizuno Irons is also responsible for creating the titanium iron. The golf ball itself has changed in a number of ways since the games invention. Today’s golf balls are made of a smoother substance and has multiple layers which allow it to spin less once it is hit, and it also allows the ball to travel at a greater distance with more force. These reforms also help with the accuracy with which the ball is hit. Golfers now have a GPS type system that allows them to find their target and aim for it wit more accuracy. These kinds of systems also show yardages for the course, and also help with keeping score when you play.
Many people have a preconceived notion of the game of golf, and have believed certain stereotypes about the game and those who play it. There are those who think that those who play golf are older retired men who have nothing better to do than ride around in golf carts all day, but the game is opening up to many more women, and even younger players are getting involved in the game.
Written on November 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm, by admin
For thousands of years, for every single genuine article of any kind that is for sale out in the world, there is a counterfeit trying to pass itself off as the real thing. The area of sports equipment and sports memorabilia is one of the markets that has one of the highest number of counterfeits. One area where counterfeiting is especially high is golf, and specifically golf clubs. Many of us are aware of how expensive golf clubs are, but many are not aware that the clubs that they purchase online for any number of amounts may not be what they think they are paying for. One of the reasons for this is because especially with golf, much of the product is imported from overseas, specifically from China and Taiwan. One of the brands that are the most victimized is Mizuno Irons. Mizuno is one of the premier Japanese sporting goods companies, and has been making sporting equipment since the early part of the twentieth century.
There are ways to spot fake irons however, and this can protect your investment as well as your golf game when you’re out on the green.
One of the problems is that there are too many people who have access to a design before it is created, and there seems to be a huge monetary incentive for someone who can get their hands on a design before it is released, causing their to be a lot of fakes out on the market. The incentive comes because the workers who manufacture the genuine clubs are not paid very well for their work, and if they can lay their hands on a design, and sell it to a counterfeiter, they stand to make more money from that one transaction than they would make in a year producing the genuine article. It is important that when using the internet to buy this kind of merchandise that a few pointers are in order so that the fakes can be avoided. The first thing is to not buy from any seller who has a lot of negative feedback, or who is a relatively new seller. Another important piece of information to ask for before purchase is the serial number from the set. All genuine articles have a serial number that is put on the product by the manufacturer. If they are unwilling to give you this info, it is a red flag for a fake. It is also important to remember the old standard “if it sounds too good to be true, it often is”. It is important to remember this when looking at the online ads. Another tip if you have already purchased the set is if it is a titanium set, a magnet will not stick to this particular metal. If it does, it’s a fake. It is important to also compare the logos and decals as well as the shape of the club to one online. Many times the counterfeiters make mistakes when it comes to creating these, and these kinds of mistakes are obvious forgeries.
It is important to not get discouraged, and to hold off on buying something like this and wait for the genuine article.
Written on October 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm, by admin
Golf has long been thought of by the American people as a really boring sport played by the older generation by mostly men who wear funny colored pants. In recent years, this has been proven to be not true, as the revitalization of golf has taken over sports. Golf is a precision sport that involves going around a course in a series of eighteen holes, trying to get what is known commonly as a golf ball into the hole on the course in the fewest number of strokes possible. It is one of the few sports that does not require a standardized court that is the same each time one plays on it, but instead is played on a series of courses, each of which is different from the other. This helps keep the game interesting for those who are playing, and also adds a bit of a challenge into the game. Basically in golf whoever can hit the ball into the hole on the course in the fewest number of strokes wins the round.
The game was invented in Scotland around the fifteenth century. Some Historians can trace the game back to the Romans who played a game which involved hitting a stuffed leather ball with a bent stick. As you can imagine, this looks somewhat different from the game that we are used to today. The modern game that we know as golf was introduced by the Scottish, and at one time was actually banned as a sport by King James II, because according to the king, it was an unwelcome distraction from his archery. Scotland is also home to the oldest golf course in the world according the Guinness Book of World Records, as well as the site of the oldest golf tournament, which was first played on October 17, 1880.
As with any sport, you can imagine that there are many rules involved with the successful playing of a game of golf. One of the main things to take into account is that the courses are set up according to the level of difficulty. There are various traps that are set up in order to make the game more difficult like water features, and sand traps.
It is also important to have the right equipment when paying a game of golf. One of the most internationally well known brands that supply golf products is Mizuno. They are a Japanese based company who are best known for producing some of the best and most technologically advanced golf products on today’s market. It is important when seeking out products to choose that you go with a brand that is known for quality and has a long history in the sports business such as Mizuno Irons. They were the first company to introduce the titanium iron to the world, and golfers have been using them, along with woods to play the game ever since. It’s also a company that is known for it philanthropic work, such as this one. They have been awarded various honors over the years because of this work.
Written on October 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm, by admin
Golf has a long history as one of the oldest sports to be played. Golf began in the fifteenth century of what it today known as Scotland. Scotland is home to the oldest golf course, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and is home to the first championship golf tournament, which was played October 17, 1880 in Scotland. There are many differences this game has compared to other popular sorts that are being played.
The fist thing that is different is that all of the courses are designed based on a player’s skill level as well as difficulty. Unlike other sports like football, basketball, or baseball, the courses are not all the same. There is no one designated type of course. Each has their own traps that are set up to disrupt the player’s game, causing them to lose. In most sports, the team with the highest score usually wins. Golf is different for one, because each player plays individually, not with a team, and the person who ends the game with the lowest score is actually declared the winner. Sometimes these can even go into the negative numbers. Golf is also one of the few sports that do not employee referees, and yelling on the green is frowned upon, and highly discourages. It is a precision game that requires vast amounts of concentration. Golf is one of the few games where spectators are allowed to get up close and personal with the golfers. Golfers have generally made themselves more accessible to the public than players of other sports. It is also different, because the players get paid when they do well, and do not get paid when they do poorly. Golf is also one of the few games where the rules stay the same each time someone plays, and is the same whether an amateur plays, or you are watching a professional game. Golfers cannot blame their mistakes made in the game on other players, or on anyone else but themselves. Unlike other sports, golf courses are not tax payer funded. This is why the facilities can regulate who comes in and out of their facilities, and can also regulate the actions of its members. This is why they do not allow cursing, yelling or throwing anything at a golf game. Each week, there is a new course that the player has to adapt to, and they can’t always count on the course being the same each time they play. Thanks to companies like Mizuno, golfers now get to play with titanium iron clubs. In fact Mizuno Irons has been responsible for changing many things in golf, including the irons.
Have you ever wondered why a golf course has 18 holes-not 20, or 10, or an even dozen? During a discussion among the club’s membership board at St. Andrews In 1858, a senior member pointed out that it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch. By limiting himself to only one shot of Scotch per hole, the Scot figured a round of golf was finished when the Scotch ran out.
Golf is a very different sport than others, and has a longer history than many of the other sports. If you are interested in a refined sport, golf may be of interest to you.
Written on September 26, 2011 at 6:26 am, by admin
Mizuno is a known brand when you discuss golf. This brand is used by a lot of professional players due to the efficient results. Mizuno is actually a Japanese company and was started over a century ago as a baseball apparel company as baseball was the most popular game of the time but with the passage of time, it started to grow and today, Mizuno is one of the known brands in sports equipment and sportswear. Now, it has made its name more in the field of golf clubs and accessories.
Tiger Woods is the known player who made use of these clubs even when he was college and hasn’t started his professional career. Even when he began his career, he made use of these Mizuno irons to win a tournament. This can be the number one pro of Mizuno irons as it is being used by famous players including the Tiger Woods.
Secondly, when it comes to designing and craftsmanship, Mizuno has a known standard. It has a classic feel and the lines are fabulous. The Mizuno irons are beautiful and they attract the players physically as well besides giving them just the performance.
Thirdly, the Mizuno irons not only provide the good ball control but they also help in enhancing the player’s shot ability. These irons are designed perfectly by making use of precision engineering and the latest technology due to which they deliver immense distance control, straight and high ball flight on the ground.
Fourthly, Mizuno products are designed and programmed using the Computer Aided Design (CAD) which promises the maxim feel of the product. Mizuno not only provides the classical irons but also they offer matching golf bags and clubs which would affect your game positively. Once you will play with the Mizuno irons you will soon find that it has taken your game to another level.
Fifthly, there is a lot of variety in Mizuno irons like MX-700 series, MP-^30 series, MP T-10 quad cut wedges etc. So are not bound to get one specific iron. You can select the one which suits your body type as well as your style perfectly.
With these five pros, you would have come to know a lot about these Mizuno irons and their positive points, so one of your favorite Mizuno iron club today and feel the difference in your game.
Written on September 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm, by admin
Founded in 1906, Mizuno Corporation has manufactured Japanese sportswear and sports equipment. These sports equipments and sportswear later spread globally. Among the many products, the company produces is Mizuno irons for playing golf. The clubs are made by forging iron making their quality to be very high. There are, however, other methods of making golf clubs besides forging iron and that is the main reason why you will find that clubs in the market have different prices. The ones that come from forged iron are costly than those from cast iron. There is a common phrase that ‘cheap is expensive’ and we all need to think carefully about this before rushing for the cheap products in the market.
Famous golf players like Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, and others were spotted with the specific items while playing golf. This makes the iron to attain a class associated with professionalism and winning. The key to winning in golf lies in the club you use even when you have incredible skills. Experienced players can attest to this as they have said that some golf clubs feel dead when you hit the golf ball and this is usually because of their quality. It is also important to remember that the clubs come in different sizes making their features differ. You should use different clubs to achieve different objectives.
The different showrooms available have enabled many people to try out a club before purchase. This is of great benefit for beginners who have no experience at all in the game as they will be able to do some testing and with the help of the staff in the showroom, they will select the best clubs that they can use to start their adventure in golf. They will also be able to get advice when it comes to the game and have the questions that were disturbing them answered.
Besides trying out a club before purchasing it, customers do get a chance to interact with other customers in the showroom and share some experiences. Some have been able to get advice from experienced players while in their pursuit of getting golf clubs. They have also learnt of the good golf clubs that they can join to improve on their skills of the game and be able to engage in different competitions.
Written on September 18, 2011 at 4:20 am, by admin
Mizuno irons are the choice of many top class players as they are aware of its performance and accuracy. Among the top class players like Tiger Woods made use of the Mizuno irons even before he started to play professionally. Similarly Nick Faldo, a known golf player scored 18 straight pairs making use of these Mizuno irons clubs.
Mizuno irons are usually forged. It means that they are not casted unlike the other clubs which are made from stainless steel alloy and then made by pouring melted steel into the mold. Once it is dry, the mold is break and you have the casted iron. Mizuno irons are made from one piece of metal and they are shaped and hammered on heat. Mild carbon steel is preferably used by Mizuno. This all process makes these clubs greater in their consistency as well as performance.
These forged irons are way better than the cast irons as when the metal is poured into the mold, bubbles are formed which gets trapped inside. These bubbles can create inconsistency while in severe cases; it can also lead to cracking and breaking.
There is another difference too between a cast iron and a forge Mizuno irons and it is the sound. When the player makes the shot with the cast iron, due to the bubbles formed inside, the sound gets absorbed and the player does not hear the same sound from his strike as he would have heard with the forged iron. A dull, dead sound can never be motivating for a player. An ambitious golfer would love to hear the true sound of his shot and that can only be heard through Mizuno irons.
Casting of the clubs can lead to inconsistent irons and also the shape of gets inconsistent; means from some parts it may get thicker while some parts may be thinner. Mizuno is involved in golf industry for plenty of years and due to their experience and exposure they make some superbly crafted golf clubs.
If you are a beginner or an amateur and you are in the process of learning, you should get the Mizuno irons as they would surely help you in improving your game and once you will have them, you will find a difference in your game yourself.