MIURA GOLF - IRONS

 

Miura Golf of Japan makes the world's finest forged golf clubs, designed and manufactured by patriarch and club expert Katsuhiro Miura with the help of his sons Yoshitaka and Shinei, whom he trained. Miura makes its forged clubs -- irons, wedges and putters -- in the company's one factory and one forge, both in the city of Himeji, which was for centuries the seat of the ancient Japanese art of samurai sword making. While demand for those weapons has diminished, the generations of steelmaking skill and passion have not -- and these are the attributes that the Miura family brings to the creation of the world's best golf weapons.

Katsuhiro Miura, who began making golf clubs in 1957, hand-grinds clubs in his factory every day alongside Yoshitaka Miura, while Shinei Miura supervises the forging. Miura clubs are made one by one, using many handcrafting processes, and will never be mass produced. Special forging techniques assure that the grain of the steel in each club will be fine and uniform, with no voids or tiny bubbles that could interfere with the famous Miura purity of the strike. This grain, more comparable to a jar of sand than a jar of marbles, is the result of careful and patient forging and finishing, and it sets Miura apart from other clubs.

Miura offers non-forged products as well -- drivers, fairway woods and hybrids -- all designed and produced under the supervision of the Miura family. Among professional golfers, the Miura name is well-known -- indeed, before he made clubs under his own name, Katsuhiro Miura supplied many top pros with the clubs they used to win major championships. Out of deference to those players and their current endorsement relationships, Katsuhiro Miura does not discuss them specifically. Instead, he focuses on the design and manufacture of his current clubs, which are to him the highest expression of his decades-long quest for golf club perfection.

CB301

Material : Mild steel
Process: Precision forging Finish
Finish: W nickel (satin) chrome
Set Contents: No.3 - PW, P/S (9 Irons)
Neck type: Straight Neck

Features

  • Although the theories of forged iron design have not changed through the years, Mr. Miura’s latest design, the CB 301, has redefined weight distribution within the head. His concept is simple: Pull the center of gravity in towards the hosel, and move more weight out towards the toe. Each has a different effect on the iron. The first makes the head close more rapidly and the second slows it down.
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    By working with the ratio between these two opposing forces, Mr. Miura is able to control the way the club face closes. This particular grind blends these two forces so that the club head squares more easily. It allows for a more fluid swing as opposed to a guarded effort to guide the club. With the best quality control in the industry, Miura Golf is the only company that can pull this off in a forged iron.

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    CB501

    Material : Mild steel
    Process: Precision forging
    Finish: W nickel (satin) chrome | Special Black Boron
    Set Contents: No.3 - PW (8 Irons)

    Features

    • When the CB-501 was in development, the goal was to combine the best features from our favorite Miura irons, both past and present. Mr. Miura was striving for the ideal ball flight; enough offset to promote playability, the perfect head size, and a sole grind that would accommodate a broad range of players.
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    • With a sole grind that appeals to the Tour player, the 501 also possesses a design that will appeal to all levels of golfers.
    • The “sweet spot” muscle back will deliver a ball flight with the trajectory of a blade.
    • This style of iron also offers cavity-back forgiveness, as the contact point moves away from the center of the face.
    • Miura spent two years integrating these design variables in different ways until they found the blend that worked best for the widest range of golfers.
    • The CB-501 is also available in a handsome Black Boron finish for a dark, attractive look. The low-glare finish pleases the eye and draws stares of admiration from other golfers.
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    PP9003

    Material : Low-carbon, premium steel
    Process: Forging in MIURA’s own forge in Himeji, Japan
    Finish: W nickel (satin) chrome or Black Boron finish(*)

    There is a passing point...when you pass from acquaintance to friend, from novice to serious student -- from casual golfer to committed competitor.

    Your golf clubs can have a passing point, too -- a new level, where they become more than just 14 tools in a bag. They become friends in their own right.

    “What does the term ‘friendly’ mean in a golf club?” This is the question Shinei and Yoshitaka Miura -- sons of company founder Katsuhiro Miura -- asked themselves as they designed the new forged Passing Point 9003 iron. The answer to their question is a club of surpassing utility, ease of play, and yes -- friendliness.

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    As they develop and mature in the game, golfers face a long list of challenges. The Miura sons maintain that a friendly club doesn’t force the player into positions and make quick corrections, but rather helps each player reach his or her potential.

    In the MIURA tradition of melding functional golf design with an artistic eye, Shinei and Yoshitaka crafted a wider sole to help with effective turf interaction. Yet the sole takes an elegant shape that doesn’t look oversized. Likewise, the offset is designed to flow naturally into the club head to preserve a confident look at address, but still benefit players who need some help squaring the club face at impact.

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    PP9003 STRAIGHT NECK

    PP9003 Straight Neck is engineered for players who don't need as much help keeping the ball on line. This is a new forged Passing Point 9003 with less offset - but all the playability benefits of the original.

      9003 SN #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 PW GW
      Loft (degrees) 22 25 28 32 36 40 45 50
      Lie (degrees)
    60.0
    60.5
    61.0
    61.5
    62.0
    62.5
    63.0
    63.5
      Weight (grams) 250 257 264 271 278 286 295 296
      Face Prog (mm) 3 3 3.2 3.5 4 4.5 4.7 5
      Offset (mm) 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.3 2.8 2.3 2.1 1.8
      Bounce (degrees) 2 4 5 7 8 9 11 13
    *SN: Straight Neck Model

      9003 REG #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 PW GW
      Loft (degrees) 22 25 28 32 36 40 45 50
      Lie (degrees)
    60.0
    60.5
    61.0
    61.5
    62.0
    62.5
    63.0
    63.5
      Weight (grams) 250 257 264 271 278 286 295 296
      Face Prog (mm) 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7 3.3
      Offset (mm) 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1 3.5
      Bounce (degrees) 2 3 4 6 7 9 11 13
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    MB001 TOURNAMENT BLADE

    The MB001 design is the result of years of study and careful consideration of iron performance by the Miura family. Yoshitaka Miura, elder son of founder Katsuhiro Miura and a club-grinding expert who learned under his father, led the project. He had the advice of his brother Shinei, who supervises forging operations at the company's factory and forge in Himeji, Japan, and of course his father.

    Turf travel. The sole shape and size, subtly adjusted from successful designs of earlier models, gets through the turf more efficiently and gives the player a better chance of keeping the club face square at impact. In a properly fitted MB001, this sole delivers a consistently sized, crisp divot that is evidence of a solid, efficient strike.

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    Top line. It's narrow, but still shows the strength and substance of the face. At address, the top line presents a simple, clean look that reduces distraction and promotes confidence.
    Transition area and compact look. The flow of steel from the hosel to the low-offset head is smooth, elegant, and non-reflective. Yoshitaka-san took a lot of time to get this right; he also focused carefully on the relationship of the toe and heel so that they look harmonious as a whole. The MB001 head is almost the same length heel-to-toe as our Tournament Blade, and like that club, offers plenty of "face space" without looking overly long.
    Upright appearance. While the MB001, like all Miura irons, can be adjusted for lie angle by authorized Miura dealer/fitters, the entire aspect of this club at address gives a more upright aspect to the golfer. Without feeling cramped, the player feels closer to the ball, able to see all of it without adjusting away from a comfortable head position. This better view of the ball adds to pre-stroke confidence.
    Graphics. As with all Miura irons, the back of the club head is uncrowded, simple, and designed for striking beauty. Less is a great deal more.

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    TOURNAMENT BLADE

    Call it the quiet muscle. But you’ll feel its strength on the golf course. Mr. Miura’s subtle shaping of the muscleback design delivers a solid punch at impact because the weight is where it should be in the clubhead. Combine that with a classic, confidence-inspiring look, and you’ve got a peerless iron head.

    Notice the blend from hosel to clubhead, sometimes called the “par area.” Mr. Miura conceptualizes this as a triangle, then eases the edges and shadows to provide a look that only pleases and never distracts. The face is air-sandblasted (not the usual water method) for just enough friction, not too much. The result is good spin assistance and no glare.

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    “When I designed the Tournament Blade, my chief goal was to make the lofts, lies and offsets absolutely consistent,” Mr. Miura says. “The hosel is a little longer, for stability, and it is true that that feature moves the sweet spot very slightly toward the heel. But while some may be afraid that this club is hard to hit, it is more a matter of forming an alliance with the club. Those who learn to use the Tournament Blade will find it very rewarding.”

    This design, one of Miura's hallmark clubs, hasn't changed since 2007. The reason: there has been no need. Mr. Miura made sure he got it right the first time, and released the Tournament Blade only when it was fully ready. That's the kind of design confidence and care knowledgeable golfers have come to expect from MIURA. Mr. Miura creates innovations based on golfers' needs instead of on the calendar. Enduring designs that work are what he seeks every day.

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    SMALL BLADE

    Discover the feel and control of a forged, milled, mild steel blade.

    As with his forged iron heads, the MIURA forging process creates an ultra smooth surface with very tight dimensional tolerances. The result is a blade with unmatched feel and precision.

    "Series 1957" - limited special edition

    “Designed for players seeking the very best from a classic design” says Katsuhiro Miura.

    This MIURA “Series 1957” Classic design blade goes through the same forging process which makes the Miura Irons so successful in the consistency of the strike of the ball and in terms of feel.

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    "I have a special pride in this club," Mr. Miura says. "That's because it's so easy to hit."

    A small blade? Easy to hit? In Mr. Miura's innovative mind, it makes sense. He doesn't buy in to the myth that small, blade-like heads have to be hard to hit. Instead, he encourages recreational golfers to try this pleasing design. The smaller size -- 15 percent smaller overall -- makes the clubhead easier to square up at impact. But Mr. Miura was careful to make the face dense and substantial, to deliver a robust impact and an aggressive ball flight. The smaller head also glides through the turf easily -- and Mr. Miura added key touches in the design to enhance this advantage. For instance, examine the heel and the toe. The corners are ground upward ever so slightly. It's barely enough to notice, but it's enough "relief" to ensure the best path for the club through the turf.

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    LIMITED FORGED BLACK BLADE

    Discover the feel and control of a forged, milled, mild steel blade.

    Miura's new LIMITED FORGED BLACK BLADE iron is a stunning version of the popular muscle back Miura Tournament Blade -- but with the distinctive Miura Black finish. Company founder and club making expert Katsuhiro Miura and his sons, Yoshitaka and Shinei, and their staff took special care to create a no-glare, flat-black finish with a surface texture that's pleasing to the touch. When golf club fans see these beauties, the effect is like coming around the corner and seeing your dream car parked at the curb. They can't get that look out of their minds.

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    The LFBB finish is the same as on Miura's Black Wedges. Like the wedges, these irons will show gradual, desirable wear with repeated use. But "wear" doesn't mean "wear out." Instead, it's more like a breaking in, a personalization no different than the one that occurs with your favorite baseball glove or the skates you want in the games that matter.

    This personalized settling-in of the finish will differ slightly for every player. But in general, the black finish will mature over time to a silvery gray, mostly on the center of the clubface and on the sole, starting at the leading edge. Time in the sun enters into it, as well as the turf the golfer usually encounters. In the end, the Limited Forged Black Blades will be distinctively Miura, and distinctively each golfer's own - and always a joy to look at as well as play.

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    LH-BLADE

    Material : Mild steel
    Process: Precision forging Finish
    Finish: W nickel (satin) chrome
    Set Contents: No.3 - 9, PW (8 Irons)
    Neck type: Straight Neck

    Features

    • Miura's forging techniques rearrange the molecular structure of the mild steel in a pattern that is uniform throughout the club head. This eliminates void spots in the club face. This process assures that every Miura club in your bag has the distance control, ball flight, spin, and feel that any golfer should demand.
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    • This tightness in the grain structure of the metal is what gives Miura made clubs the controlled, soft feel that other manufacturers cannot achieve. Miura also uses a proprietary "spin welding" process to produce the industry's most consistent hosel. This unique procedure ensures that the bore depths and hosel heights are identical on every Miura made head and the shaft of every club will be perfectly centered.

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    LH-BLACK BLADE

    Material : Low-carbon, premium steel
    Process: Precision forging in Miura’s own forge in Himeji, Japan
    Finish: Special Process non-glare black
    Set Contents: No.3 - 9, PW (8 Irons)
    Optional club: No.2

    Miura's new LIMITED FORGED BLACK BLADE iron is a stunning version of the popular muscle back Miura Tournament Blade -- but with the distinctive Miura Black finish. Company founder and club making expert Katsuhiro Miura and his sons, Yoshitaka and Shinei, and their staff took special care to create a no-glare, flat-black finish with a surface texture that's pleasing to the touch. When golf club fans see these beauties, the effect is like coming around the corner and seeing your dream car parked at the curb. They can't get that look out of their minds.

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    The LFBB finish is the same as on Miura's Black Wedges. Like the wedges, these irons will show gradual, desirable wear with repeated use. But "wear" doesn't mean "wear out." Instead, it's more like a breaking in, a personalization no different than the one that occurs with your favorite baseball glove or the skates you want in the games that matter.

    This personalized settling-in of the finish will differ slightly for every player. But in general, the black finish will mature over time to a silvery gray, mostly on the center of the clubface and on the sole, starting at the leading edge. Time in the sun enters into it, as well as the turf the golfer usually encounters. In the end, the Limited Forged Black Blades will be distinctively Miura, and distinctively each golfer's own - and always a joy to look at as well as play.

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    LH-CAVITY

    Material : Mild steel
    Process: Precision forging Finish
    Finish: W nickel (satin) chrome
    Set Contents: No.3 - 9, PW (8 Irons)
    Neck type: Straight Neck

    Features

    • Miura's forging techniques rearrange the molecular structure of the mild steel in a pattern that is uniform throughout the club head. This eliminates void spots in the club face. This process assures that every Miura club in your bag has the distance control, ball flight, spin, and feel that any golfer should demand.
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    • This tightness in the grain structure of the metal is what gives Miura made clubs the controlled, soft feel that other manufacturers cannot achieve. Miura also uses a proprietary "spin welding" process to produce the industry's most consistent hosel. This unique procedure ensures that the bore depths and hosel heights are identical on every Miura made head and the shaft of every club will be perfectly centered.

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    Miura Series 1957 Limited Edition Cavity Back Iron - CB57

    "The CB57 design was percolating in the minds of the Miura family for some time," said Adam Barr, president of Miura Golf. "We were anxious for it to be ready, but it has a lot of technology in that beautiful forged package. So the Miuras wanted to make sure it was absolutely right before we released it. Now, we feel confident we can meet demand in a limited edition."

    The Series 1957 line of Miura clubs, which includes the famous Small (or "Baby") Blade and the K-Grind wedges, is a special class of Miura distinction, reserved for the most favored designs of the company. While all Miura clubs are of the highest quality, those bearing the Series 1957 crest are considered benchmarks in the history of the company and the career of founder Katsuhiro Miura. He began his career in golf club building and design in 1957 at the age of 16, as an apprentice in central Japan.

    New Miura Series 1957 Limited Edition Cavity Back Iron The CB57 head features a medium-sized cavity and a progressively sized weight bar to provide the benefits of perimeter weighting and solidity behind the hitting area.

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    Still, the cavity is not so big as to interfere with the forged look and feel, especially from the address position. The weight bar keeps the center of gravity low, and changes size club-to-club as needed to position the CG not just down, but exactly where it needs to be. The clean, narrow top line is Miura all the way. The sole of the club incorporates the decades of lessons Miura has learned from watching and talking to golfers, resulting in efficient, powerful turf interaction and the best chance of a square face at impact. The overall size of the head is a bit smaller than Miura's successful CB-501 cavity back iron. The CB57 will be available in limited quantities at first, like other clubs in the Series 1957 line. Suggested retail per fitted & built club will be $275, perhaps higher if certain shafts are used.