Miura Golf of Japan has developed a well-earned reputation for making some of 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.
Katsuhiro Miura began making golf clubs in 1957 and he hand grinds clubs in his factory every day alongside Yoshitaka Miura, while Shinei Miura supervises the forging. Miura clubs are made individually, 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 end result. Miura also offers non-forged drivers, fairway woods and hybrids.
“We believe that Miura irons are a choice for all golfers, although the discerning golfers are leading the way,” said Bill Holowaty, executive vice president of product strategies for the firm. “The reason is best described by a recent email I received. The golfer, in his 50’s, had been playing for over 40 of those years, most at a high level. He told us he had an epiphany the moment he hit a golf ball with our iron. Although he had hit thousands of shots, he `felt’ something different the first time he used a Miura.”
Miura Golf has increased production of its special Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck iron. The Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck, like its sister model, the “regular” Passing Point 9003, offers golfers forged feel--the famous Miura “Purity of the Strike”--plus the benefits of perimeter weighting and a slightly wider sole. The Straight Neck model has less offset, for players who prefer that look, or who don’t need substantial offset to get the ball flight they seek. The company also recently introduced the Series 1957 Cavity Back (57CB). In addition, there are also plans for a new, small blade putter, replacing Miura’s KM 350 which was retired earlier this year.
While Miura makes superb clubs to exacting standards and with much care, they appeal to all level of golfers, not just the accomplished player.
“Every golfer has the ability to hit a variety of shots,” said Holowaty. “High, low, partial, curving and Miura irons will allow you to experience what a good shot feels like. We have something for everyone, from our coveted MB 001 Blade which suits the better player, to our mid-sized head with offset, the PP 9003. One of our authorized Miura dealers will be able to recommend the best choice and then fit players with the proper shaft and grips and ensure that the length and lie angle are matched to their swings.”
Holowaty concluded, “The Miura family will continue to produce products which are synonymous with quality and performance. The Miuras will only introduce a new model when they can improve on the existing one. It’s the reason some models will stay in our line-up for years.”