MIZUNO ‘NEXT GEN’ SERIES ANNOUNCED

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Mizuno has introduced that its involvement with the Clutch Professional Tour is about to hit a brand new gear – with the tour to be renamed ‘The Mizuno Subsequent Gen Sequence’.

Over 2022, the Mizuno Subsequent Gen Sequence will supply 25 UK occasions with a complete prize fund of £700,000 – together with 6 ‘majors’, with 44 Problem Tour, 5 DP World Tour and 1 LET invite on supply.  The multi-year title sponsorship deepens Mizuno’s funding in a tour that gives important enjoying alternatives for younger professionals within the UK.

Mizuno’s rising star OJ Farrell is a 2-time winner on the Clutch Professional Tour.

Tom Hayward, the founding father of the Clutch Professional Tour believes that Mizuno’s involvement will present a platform to extend the quantity and high quality of occasions.

Our aim was at all times to make the Tour sustainable. Younger gamers want alternatives to play in an actual match atmosphere at high quality venues. With observe balls, meals and a prize fund to make it value their whereas. So many gifted gamers are compelled to surrender earlier than discovering out if they’ve what it takes. With Mizuno on board, we’re safer, in a position to preserve broadening these alternatives and increasing the participant’s limits.

Mizuno’s Scott Gregory received on the Clutch Professional Tour – when enjoying alternatives had been restricted by lockdowns.

Mizuno Tour Operations Supervisor, Alex Thorne recognised that Mizuno’s renewed give attention to rising expertise was intently aligned with the Clutch Professional Tour.

This can be a large transfer for Mizuno and displays how a lot the skilled recreation is altering.  Gamers on the elite finish are actually so nicely taken care of – we’ve realised that Mizuno’s assets aren’t wanted there from a monetary perspective. The opposite finish of the skilled recreation is the place the true challenges exist. Youthful gamers want help with gear, high quality occasions to play in, and prize funds that allow them to make a dwelling, in addition to a path to the following stage of the sport. We’ve been so impressed with what The Clutch Professional Tour has given the sport – this was a pure development for each side.

George Bloor – not too long ago recruited to Mizuno by way of the Clutch Professional Tour.

Along with growing funding and changing into title sponsor, Mizuno may even look to recruit a number of youthful gamers coming by the Tour.  In 2022 Mizuno introduced its youngest ever tour workforce with 2-time Clutch Professional Tour winner OJ Farrell, 2020 British Beginner Champion Joe Lengthy and the gifted Marco Penge becoming a member of its ranks. By way of affiliation with the Tour, Mizuno expects to deepen its recruitment of younger expertise. Alex Thorne continued;

There’s a legacy of world #1s and main winners to have performed Mizuno gear – and it’s our accountability to be sure that continues. We imagine essentially the most significant manner to do this is to work with younger gifted gamers and assist them make these strides to the sport’s elite stage.

Abstract of Mizuno Subsequent Gen Sequence for 2022

  • 25 occasion UK Professional Sequence (Combined gender).
  • 12 occasion novice schedule together with official WAGR occasion The Tillman Trophy.
  • 12 occasion Junior schedule.
  • 1 x Full Ranked UK Problem Tour occasion.
  • Gloria Golf Abroad Professional-Am (Nov 27-December 2nd).
  • Gloria Tremendous Sequence February 2023.

 

 

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