The Name Says it All, 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.
Miura Golf Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck
Price: $2,000, steel; $2,000, graphite
The forged, game-improvement 9003 is Miura’s attempt to appeal to a broad range of players. It’s the biggest head with the largest cavity in Miura’s stable. There’s also more offset and a slightly wider sole than is typical in Miura irons. The clean topline should inspire confidence at address, while the forged construction produces a smooth, pleasing impact feel.
The new 9003 game improvement Miura Irons and seen them at the 2015 PGA Show in Orlando in January. For many players who love the feel of forged clubs and the look of a thin top line it has been hard to find a cavity-back iron that provided the look feel and performance of classic designed irons. The Miura 9003 was designed with less offset than traditional game improvement clubs with the Straight Neck version having less than 50% of other standard offset irons. Even golfers who are not looking for a game improvement irons are going to find these new irons a pleasure to play with great ball workability. Go to spargogolf.com or your local dealer. Click here for more.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?