From the time I started covering professional golf in 2005, I can honestly say the most fun I've had was when I got a glimpse of "the good golf life." That includes playing golf in the ESPN Celebrity Golf Outing, playing a round with Graeme McDowell, trying the newest equipment months before anyone else or simply being invited to play at courses I had no business stepping foot on. Now, the good folks at Mizuno Golf want to give you a similar opportunity.
Mizuno is running their Play Famously campaign again in 2014, and it's something you should get involved with right away. Twelve weekend hackers will be chosen to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the game, including Luke Donald, Charles Howell III and other staff pros.
I joke around a lot on this blog, but I think we all agree that golf can be so much more than just another game to play on the weekends. Golf provides solace to people who suffer through their lives every day due to challenges with their health, socioeconomic status, psychological issues or any number of other life setbacks. Mizuno wants to help players like you and me experience a side of golf we've only seen in our dreams.
The sequel to Mizuno’s “Play Famously” launched last week in support of their new JPX EZ – the ultimate game-improvement iron, offering the largest sweet spot in golf. It will also serve as an invitation for golfers to demo the irons and submit their stories about the transformative power of golf at work in their lives.
On February 21, Mizuno Golf will announce the first members of Team JPX with two more added every month up to July 21. All team members will receive their own custom set of Mizuno JPX– EZ irons, a custom Mizuno staff bag, Team JPX apparel, golf lessons from a professional instructor and the chance to compete in the JPX Invitational in September at the Country Club of the South in Atlanta.
For more information on Mizuno Golf's Play Famously campaign and how to enter, visit the contest website here.