Fit­ted For Golf

Mizuno Mas­ter Fit­ter, Shige­haru Yabu­moto gives the low-down on what it means to be cus­tom fit­ted

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In ev­ery epic story or leg­end, he­roes would usu­ally be given spe­cially crafted tools of war rang­ing from swords, to bows or other spe­cialty ar­mour to gain an edge in bat­tle.

For Frodo in the Lord of the Rings, this was “Sting”, a sword which glowed when Orcs were near; for King Arthur, this was Ex­cal­ibur, gifted to him by the Lady of the Lake and for Charle­magne, first King of France, this was Joyeuse, ru­moured to be forged from the leg­endary “Spear of Des­tiny”.

Golfers, like it or not, re­quire the same edge on the fair­ways and a lucky few ob­tained this op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence a unique fit­ting ex­pe­ri­ence with Mizuno Mas­ter Fit­ter, Shige­haru

Yabu­moto cour­tesy of MST Golf. Ar­ranged ex­clu­sively for ilove­g­olf and TPC KL mem­bers, fit­ting ses­sions with Mas­ter Fit­ter Shige­haru Yabu­moto were lim­ited to 6 ses­sions per day with fully booked ses­sions for the 4 days he was pre­sent in Malaysia. In ad­di­tion to the cus­tom fit, at­ten­dees of the ses­sions also re­ceived ad­vanced train­ing on Mizuno fit­ting tech­niques.

Dur­ing an in­for­mal din­ner ses­sion with selected me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Yabu­moto-san con­fi­dently an­nounced that fit­ting is “the short cut way to suc­cess in golf”. “Ev­ery­one should re­ally ex­pe­ri­ence the ben­e­fits that fit­ting can pro­vide,” he said. “How would you know if you’re able to use a club that you’re buy­ing off the shelf and that’s where golfers have a lot of prob­lems buy­ing clubs. The only true way to re­al­ize your po­ten­tial in golf is to go through a cus­tom fit,” de­clared Yabu­moto-san. The mas­ter fit­ter also re­vealed that he uses cus­tom fit­ted Mizuno MP-5 irons and JPX500 for a driver.

MST Golf CEO, Ng Yap said that the cus­tom fit­ting ses­sions were ar­ranged to help im­prove the qual­ity of golf among ma­tur­ing Malaysian golfers. “Cus­tom fit­ting is get­ting more and more im­por­tant among Malaysian golfers as the game of golf con­tin­ues to ma­ture in the coun­try. We would like to help our golfers take the guess work out of the equa­tion of golf,” he said.

Echo­ing his thoughts, Gen­eral Man­ager of Mizuno Singapore Pte

Ltd, David Leow said that the event was the first of many more in­ter­est­ing part­ner­ships be­tween Mizuno and MST to el­e­vate the game of golf. “We’re look­ing for­ward to com­ing up with more in­ter­est­ing ways to part­ner with MST Golf to pro­vide more value to the play­ers. This is just the first of many more events to come,” said Leow

In ad­di­tion to the mem­bers, Mizuno

Golf Am­bas­sador, Kipp Keuter who is a pro­fes­sional in­struc­tor at MST

Golf Academy also ben­e­fited from the cus­tom fit­ting ses­sion with the lat­est JPX900 woods and irons. The cus­tom fit­ting ses­sions were held in MST Golf Su­per­store in TPC Kuala Lumpur and MST Golf’s Su­per­store at In­ter­mark Mall KL.


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