Bad press

Brattz

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DCB

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Is it not just a case of bad / mis reporting in the first instance?
 

Brattz

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And then Mizuno sent out a false statement that is basically full of lies to save face
 

Brattz

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Ten days to get some tour issue sticks? Come on, if that was a non-Mizuno male golfer on PGA tour they would have had a set in 2 days max.
They have fobbed her and the rep off and now it’s coming back to bite them for being on the wrong side of an equality argument.
 
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Ten days to get some tour issue sticks? Come on, if that was a non-Mizuno male golfer on PGA tour they would have had a set in 2 days max.
They have fobbed her and the rep off and now it’s coming back to bite them for being on the wrong side of an equality argument.
Absolutely! Its dreadful CS, PR and more importantly dreadful inequality!
 

RobCH

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Ten days to get some tour issue sticks? Come on, if that was a non-Mizuno male golfer on PGA tour they would have had a set in 2 days max.
They have fobbed her and the rep off and now it’s coming back to bite them for being on the wrong side of an equality argument.
I guess she would have wanted some time to get used to the clubs, so probably less than ten days, but you're right. Given Mizuno's preference for quiet word-of-mouth advocacy over paying $$$$$$ for player endorsement, this was really inept PR, both in how the original judgement call was framed ("yes, we can do it but.." or "our team is totally tied up but we can put you in touch with...who can help" would have been far better than a blunt "sorry, no"), and then compounded by how the story was responded to. And communicating with the player via the dry official statement ("If the player in question would ever like to visit the Mizuno tour van in person for help with equipment, she would be very welcome.") rather than directly comes across as seriously tin-eared. Unforced error.
 
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DCB

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I read some US based stuff online after Brattz initial post which was why I put up my comment. If it is a smoke and mirrors job to save face then not good at all.

Disappointed :(
 
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