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 Collection’.
Over 2022, the Mizuno Subsequent Gen Collection will provide 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 provide. The multi-year title sponsorship deepens Mizuno’s funding in a tour that gives very important taking part in alternatives for younger professionals within the UK.
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 apply balls, meals and a prize fund to make it value their whereas. So many proficient gamers are compelled to surrender earlier than discovering out if they’ve what it takes. With Mizuno on board, we’re safer, capable of preserve broadening these alternatives and lengthening the participant’s limits.
Mizuno Tour Operations Supervisor, Alex Thorne recognised that Mizuno’s renewed deal with rising expertise was carefully aligned with the Clutch Professional Tour.
This can be a enormous transfer for Mizuno and displays how a lot the skilled recreation is altering. Gamers on the elite finish are actually so properly sorted – 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 actual challenges exist. Youthful gamers want help with tools, high quality occasions to play in, and prize funds that allow them to make a dwelling, in addition to a path to the subsequent 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 either side.
Along with rising funding and changing into title sponsor, Mizuno may also look to recruit a number of youthful gamers coming by means of the Tour. In 2022 Mizuno introduced its youngest ever tour workforce with 2-time Clutch Professional Tour winner OJ Farrell, 2020 British Novice Champion Joe Lengthy and the proficient Marco Penge becoming a member of its ranks. By means 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 tools – and it’s our accountability to be sure that continues. We consider essentially the most significant method to try this is to work with younger proficient gamers and assist them make these strides to the sport’s elite stage.
Abstract of Mizuno Subsequent Gen Collection for 2022
- 25 occasion UK Professional Collection (Combined gender).
- 12 occasion newbie 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 Collection February 2023.