October 20, 2023
The City of Johns Creek and the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce jointly announced Mizuno USA Inc., a global leader in golf equipment, has officially broken ground on a new research and development testing center and tour-fit studio called The Foundry
. The multimillion-dollar facility will be located at The Standard Club in the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.
“We enthusiastically welcome Mizuno to Johns Creek,” said John Bradberry, Mayor of Johns Creek. “As a city that is centered on health, wellness, and innovation and also home to some of the best golf in the country, Mizuno’s expertise in golf research and development will be a great fit for our community.”
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Mizuno USA Inc. is renowned for its expertise in performance golf equipment and for its presence on professional golf tours. The new two-story, 3,600 square-foot, Mizuno Golf Fitting and Training Facility will offer an unparalleled custom build service based on the procedures refined at the company’s renowned artisans’ factory in Yoro, Japan.
“We are pleased that Mizuno’s clients will be able to travel to Johns Creek to experience The Foundry
,” stated Ana Cleary, Chair of the Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This project will have a significant impact on our region’s hospitality sector.”
The Foundry experience at the Standard Club will be backed by the Mizuno Swing DNA fitting system, a proprietary technology that matches a player’s unique swing DNA to a map of more than 50 iron shafts to arrive at a personalized fit and feel best suited to an individual player’s needs.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Standard Club and Johns Creek in this venture,” said Kojiro Sampei, Chief Financial/Admin Officer, Mizuno USA Inc. “The Foundry will play a pivotal role in advancing Mizuno's research and development efforts while offering golf enthusiasts a unique custom fitting experience that only Mizuno can provide.”
“We are so excited that The Foundry is breaking ground at The Standard Club,” said Betsy Liermann, the Chair of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. “This project is poised to become a wonderful addition to our business community.”
Fernanda Kirchner represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this project, in partnership with Randall Toussaint and Ben Song of the City of Johns Creek. Georgia Power’s Community & Economic Development office was represented by Brooke Perez.