Three-year deal to extend through 2024
Braselton, GA – The American Junior Golf Association is excited to bring Mizuno Golf onboard in 2022 as an Official Partner of the AJGA.
Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1906, Mizuno has long held an enviable industry-wide reputation for crafting some of the finest golf equipment on the market and being at the forefront of technological innovation.
“We are delighted to become an Official Partner of the AJGA,” said Jeremy Galbreth, Senior Director of Golf for Mizuno USA. “Earlier this year we appointed Lauren Smith as our new Player Development Rep as part of a plan to focus on identifying younger talent. This long-term agreement with AJGA demonstrates our commitment to support the next generation of aspiring male and female junior golfers.”
Mizuno will title sponsor multiple events on the AJGA schedule annually. While Mizuno-sponsored PGA TOUR Professionals and AJGA alumni Keith Mitchell and Greyson Sigg will headline two events by hosting their own tournaments for the first time in 2022.
Keith Mitchell, who has one PGA TOUR win under his belt (2019 Honda Classic), was a 2008 Rolex Junior All-American before heading off to the University of Georgia. The Tennessee native had three top-10 finishes in his three-year AJGA career.
Greyson Sigg, who recently graduated to the PGA TOUR, won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour during the 2020-2021 super season. His wins at the Visit Knoxville Open and the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron earned him the No. 2 spot in the year-end Korn Ferry Tour points standings and his first PGA TOUR card. In his AJGA career, Sigg earned three top-10 finishes and played on the 2012 Wyndham Cup East team before heading to the University of Georgia.
“The AJGA is honored to welcome Mizuno Golf to our diverse set of ‘Official Partners’,” AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen said. “We are excited to have AJGA alumni in Keith Mitchell and Greyson Sigg back to host events in 2022.”
Starting in 2022 AJGA members will receive a discount to shop the Mizuno product line via their Player Center on ajga.org.
From an original spirit and desire to “create the best products for consumers”, Mizuno has long held an enviable industry- and tour-wide reputation for crafting some of the finest golf equipment on the market. From the new ST-Series drivers to T22 wedges, all products adhere firmly to that original spirit, while offering the best performance benefits that modern technology can bring.
Mizuno golf equipment is trusted and played by professionals across the world’s tours – many not contracted to do so. While Mizuno’s tour history is decorated with major winners and world #1s – many of whom played Mizuno on their ascent through the ranks.
Revered amongst elite golfers for their precision and control, our Grain Flow Forged irons are manufactured in Hiroshima, Japan and custom built to each golfers’ exact specifications, backed up with an industry-leading custom fit Swing DNA system. Giving rise to the phrase ‘Nothing feels like a Mizuno.’
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate, and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.