The other day I wrote about some new products being released by Miura Golf. A company that exudes pride, quality and class. Thus far, I have talked about the Hayate (Hi-yah-tay) driver and fairway woods which I first saw at the PGA Show back in January. I’ve also talked about the Passing Point Neo Genesis PP 2005 G irons as well which I have already made swings with. An iron that has the Miura feel yet one that feels “distinctive” at impact.
Mary Beth Lacy of Mary Beth Lacy Inc shared the most recent press release with me from Miura Golf. Following closely on the heels of the Hayate debut is the next part of the “MG Collection”. Miura is very proud to introduce the CB 2008 an iron “for all skill levels”. With the CB 2008 Miura Golf introduces an iron with a mid-sized head that features a soft carbon steel face and neck while the cavity back is constructed from a composite material. Thus allowing a wider sole (which may not appeal to all skill levels) which allows for a larger sweet spot and more forgiveness while keeping the centre of gravity low. Going back to my remarks about the wider sole.. I am in no way insinuating that the soles are shovel like because quite frankly that is not Miura.
While there is more technical information I will let Miura Golf explain the iron more in-depth. Below is the press release.
|Miura Golf Debuts CB 2008 Irons For All Skill Levels
|HIMEJI, JAPAN — Miura Golf has introduced its new CB 2008 irons, which dispel the notion that forged irons are only for better players. “The CB 2008 epitomizes how advancements in technology can be delivered to golfers of all skill levels,” says Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf. “The midsize clubhead combines a soft carbon forged face and neck with a composite, pocket cavityback. This design allows for a wider sole, lower center of gravity, larger sweet spot and more forgiveness. Meaning that regardless of your ability, a Miura forged iron is waiting for you.”
The CB 2008 begins with a single billet of soft carbon steel. The mid-sized head is the first composite body iron produced exclusively at Miura’s Himeji, Japan factory. Technological advancements have enabled the factory to integrate a forged face (just 4mm thick) with a SUS composite pocket cavityback. The result is an iron that delivers a performance previously unseen in any Miura iron.
The evolution of the sweet spot power bridge is integral to this process. In the 5-through-8-iron, this unique design allows the pocket cavity to perform consistently throughout the entire set while delivering the renowned Miura feel. The 9-iron and PW are one-piece forged. The CB 2008 boasts a deeper center of gravity, adding a level of forgiveness that will appeal to all golfers — regardless of playing index or experience. Enhancing the playability is Miura’s widest iron sole ever — it’s 20mm in the 7-iron, for example — allowing for more solid contact on shots from all types of lies and conditions.
“The most important aspect of the design and development process is delivering the feel and performance that have long been the DNA of Miura forged irons,” says Holowaty. “Golfers are going to love the CB 2008.” Each iron carries a $339 MAP price.
Even if the sole is on the wider side the CB 2008 iron looks to have an appealing topline. Miura feel in an easier to swing chassis making for more forgiveness and a larger sweet spot? This one I am excited about. The first chance that I get to swing these irons I will let you (my readers) know how they perform.
Until The Next Tee!