What is JDM?
***For those that unaware Miura falls into a category of golf products known as JDM. JDM or “Japanese Domestic Market” golf equipment could be best defined as golf equipment that’s geared towards the most discerning of golfers.
While the prices of JDM products can cost somewhat significantly more than more common or more mainstream brands (the North American market) JDM brands are products that also feature a higher quality of product (tighter tolerances), material (Japanese steel) and craftsmanship.
Miura isn’t the only JDM brand that you might be familiar with. Other brands that are considered JDM include: Mizuno, Honma, XXIO, Yonex, Fourteen, ONOFF, and PRGR to name a few.
(Introduction by Alexander Toth)
The blade model putter line is the first released by the legendary Japanese clubmaker in 4 years; A perfect blend of old-world craftsmanship and cutting-edge design
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (April 12, 2022) – Miura Golf today introduced the KM1 and KM2, the first putters released by the esteemed Japanese clubmaker in four years.
The KM1 and KM2 blade style putters are Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milled from the same source as the Japanese stainless-steel billets used exclusively by the Miura family for their legendary forged irons. The result is an unparalleled combination of custom craftsmanship and modern innovation that provides the ultimate in precision, feel and performance.
The KM1 has softer, more rounded lines with a slightly rolled top-line, while the KM2 is designed with sharper lines and a slightly longer blade length and tri-sole. Both new offerings share the same Miura DNA, with a deep milled face with a satin finish, a head weight of 360 grams and a chrome stepless steel shaft with premium leather grips.
“Whenever we decide to issue a new product, the most important consideration is that it meets the strict quality standards that we have already established,” said Kevin O’Connell, VP of Sales for Miura Golf. “So, if we’re bringing a new putter line to market, with our world-renowned Japanese steel and the highest standards in the industry, our customers know it will be in a class by itself.”
The Miura family oversaw the entire process of creating the new putter line, including research and development, identifying the best milling house and, most importantly, sourcing the best raw Japanese stainless steel.
Both the KM1 and KM2 are available with either standard or midsize grips and retail for $999 each. Golfers can purchase the KM1 and KM2 and all other Miura products fully assembled at www.Miuragolf.com.
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 more than 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 handcrafted and will never be mass-produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion bring us the world’s finest golf clubs.
About 8AM Golf
Miura Golf is part of the 8AM Golf family. 8AM Golf was created by golf entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf companies — all of which help golfers at every level enjoy the game more. In addition to Miura, other 8AM Golf companies include the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with the legendary Jack Nicklaus); GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.com website; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that has fit more than 30,000 golfers worldwide; GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf; Club Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of adjustable golf club adapter systems; Fairway Jockey, which provides golfers with the ability to buy custom clubs online; and Chirp, a free-to-play gaming app that lets golfers wager on the outcome of pro golf tournaments, rounds, and shots.