Mao Saigo, who finished 10th in last year's JLPGA q-school. signed a multi-year deal with Mizuno. The ceremony included a video message from Erika Hara and Hikaru Yoshimoto welcoming her to Team Mizuno.
Yuting Seki signed up with Japanese conglomerate Mitsuuroko. She passed q-school last year and will rejoin the JLPGA in Okinawa on March 5, her birthday. Don't be surprised if baby sis Yuli (also born on March 5) is carrying her bag, as her membership on the CLPGA is not particularly useful these days.
Ting Ting was born in Japan, but grew up in China, so I assume her Japanese is pretty good in this video:
The Admiral apparel brand really needed to beef up its line-up, as Satoshi Kodaira is barely a blip on the PGA Tour and Kotone Hori is almost on food stamps.
Well, they went big ... first, they signed NASA, who looked mostly boring in Under Armour for the past three seasons on the LPGA. Although I don't consider her fashion plate material, going to Admiral has to be an improvement.
Second, they picked up Akira Yamaji (below), formerly of Tommy H. She was 6th in driving distance on the JLPGA in 2019, but missed getting into the final stage of q-school by one stroke ... I assume she'll start the year on the Step Up tour.
Post by legitimategolf on Feb 25, 2020 18:41:32 GMT
I have been into In Gee since day one yet still I am impressed with her ability to get paid. I have a feeling she will be well employed for the rest of her life regardless of how many more golf tournaments she wins. She is so appealing to the corporate world. Why is that. She appears like such a confident and hopeful young lady I guess. That beatific grin and perfect posture. And maybe also she projects a certain intelligence, as well as being what Koreans call chakhae, having a good heart.
Big Mama Ahn (below) is a major pickup for Callaway in 2020 (ball and clubs). She finished 2019 with a Cally driver, Mizuno Pro 319 irons and a Titleist ball. Shin Ae Ahn will also switch to Callaway's ball (from Bridgestone).
Sierra Brooks signed up w/ TaylorMade, 14 clubs + ball. Per GolfWrx, she has a driver, a three-wood, and no other woods or hybrids ... will carry a three and a four iron. Who does she think she is, Laura Davies?! Nat Nat is getting old and Fassi keeps washing out, so TM had to find another poster girl. When is TM gonna make a big splash and sign up Lucy Li, who has been using that brand for years?