Ai Suzuki is sticking with Ping and upgraded to its G410 driver. She'll train for three weeks in AZ starting on Jan. 27 and hopes to maintain her top-30 world ranking so she can get into the ANA major in March.
Kana Nagai dropped VivaHeart and picked up a new apparel contract with MARK & LONA, whose logo is a skull with two golf clubs crossed under it. The JLPGA's Kumiko Kaneda has been with this brand for a while.
Saiki Fujita (turns 34 this year) signed up with Volvik this season and will use its S4 ball...used Titleist Pro V1x in 2018. She might lead this tour in most number of exotic equipment brands in a career...including balls from TourStage and Honma. She has five career JLPGA wins, but the last was in 2011. Her 51st position on the 2018 money list gives her a full ride for the first half of the 2019 season.
A yuge free agency signing may be in the works...Callaway getting Momoka Miura away from Srixon. I cannot find an official announcement anywhere, but check out the 30-second promo video for an upcoming TV show on her...she is wearing a Callaway cap, which I've never seen before...and her IG account lists all her sponsors, except Srixon.