Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing a variety of press releases from Miura Golf. Mary Beth Lacy of golf public relations firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc has been kind enough to share this information with me. Thus far I have talked about the Passing Point Neo Genesis irons which I have made swings with already this year. In January, I saw and felt first hand the new Hayate driver and metalwoods and they are more stunning than pictures give them credit for. Most recently, I divulged information about a forged Miura iron for golfers of all skill levels… the CB-2008.
Yesterday marked a big day for the newest reincarnation of the Miura Golf brand. On June 20th Miura Golf launched its MG Collection (Miura Giken) in North America. It’s the day before the Summer Solstice and with this release it will mark a slightly “hotter” golf season in North America. I first heard of the Miura Giken irons several years ago but it was in February at the Niagara Golf Show where I talked to Brian Morrissey of Power Golf who happens to be a dealer of many upscale brands such as Miura. He told me to keep my eyes open because what Miura Golf was bringing to market over here was eyebrow-raising.
With this most recent press release Miura has announced the rest of the exotic line that has just been launched. There is an old adage which is “save the best for last” and this just might be the case. With the launch of the CB-1008 and MB-5005 Miura Golf has introduced two new exquisite player’s irons. Below is the press release from the company.
Miura Debuts Two New Players’ Irons
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — Miura Golf has introduced two new irons to their MG Collection– the CB-1008 cavityback and the MB-5005 muscleback — for better players.
The CB-1008 player’s cavityback is forged from a billet of soft carbon steel. It features awider sole (19mm on the 7-iron) that significantly contributes to the iron’s playability and forgiveness. That weight distribution in the sole, combined with a lower center of gravity, delivers forgiveness and increased launch angles — especially in the mid- and long irons. “Being able to deliver the feel and performance generally only associated with a Blade iron makes the CB-1008 a naturally choice in the players’ iron category,” says Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf. “A wider sole and a precise distribution of weight are design characteristics which enhance the playability of this iron.” Each CB-1008 iron has a $279 MAP price.
By redistributing approximately 15 grams of weight from the muscleback part of the iron,
we modified the design of a typical blade iron — resulting in the MB-5005. Thus, this iron looks like a blade but plays like a cavityback. It incorporates one of Miura’s key design principles, “There exist subtleties with the design of the MB-5005 which have enabled the Miura family to deliver a Blade iron that plays like a Cavity Back,” said Holowaty. “The redistribution of weight in the head allows for an expanded sweet spot and lower center of gravity. The MB-5005 is also slightly longer from heel to toe, delivering a feeling of confidence to the golfer at address.”
The MB-5005 is a limited edition product line in North America. Each MB-5005 iron has a $329 MAP price.
About Miura Golf
Miura Golf makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, which are designed and manufactured by the Miura family in their factory in Himeji, Japan. The entire family works hands-on in the factory and continues to carry on the Miura legacy.
World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand-crafting and grinding irons in 1957, and has created one of the most-respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest for the perfect club has brought to the world over 10 product series, a number that grows as the next generation of the Miura family – led by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka – continue their meticulous refinement and evolution of product lines. Each club is individually hand-crafted and will never be mass produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion brings to us the world’s finest golf clubs.
This attention to detail will be demonstrated in the new Miura branding, which now reflects the clean and sleek lines of a Miura club. The rebrand also reflects the new partnership between the Miura and Milstein families, and also reflects a broader reach with their products that display the same exquisite quality but with the ability to serve golfers of all skill levels. With the release of more forgiving clubs, Miura is reaching deeper into the golf community and exposing more golfers to its legendary feel and craftsmanship.
Until The Next Tee!
I've nearly done it all in the golf industry. From my beginnings as a Marshall, to becoming an Associate Professional. I climbed the ranks through being hardworking and hard-nosed and eventually became a Director of Golf. I've fought, scratched, and clawed for every opportunity. I've also played on Mini (Developmental) Tour's and in U.S. Open Qualifying.
I became interested in golf after a chance meeting of Mr. Arnold Palmer when he was in Hamilton, Ontario for the PGA Canadian Senior Open in 1996. Little did I know that this beautiful game would consume me and develop into one of my passions.
When I'm not writing, talking about, or playing golf I can be found with my Black Lab, outdoors, on a stream fly fishing, or playing guitar.
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