Miura Golf Now Offers Fully Assembled Custom Clubs Direct to Consumers through Innovative New Website

Golfers who appreciate the finest handmade clubs can purchase irons directly from the storied, family-run club maker.

 

Scottsdale, Arizona (December 4, 2018) – Legendary club maker Miura Golf announced that it now offers fully assembled premium golf clubs directly to golfers from its website, miuragolf.com. Miura’s groundbreaking new e-commerce platform, launched over Thanksgiving weekend, allows golfers to pair Miura’s highest quality forged steel club heads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game’s top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs.

This is the first time in its illustrious history that Miura has sold fully assembled golf clubs directly to consumers.

Through an intuitive custom design interface on the Miura website, golfers can build an entire set of eight to ten handcrafted driving irons, irons, wedges and putters. Miura offers seven types of irons that can be custom designed for dexterity, flexibility and feel. The new website offers the golfer guided access to the masterful artistry and technique behind the Miura experience. Precise adjustments to the loft, lie, weight, and design of a set of Miura clubs creates a seamless transition from long to middle to short irons, which has long been a trademark of the storied brand.

 

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Miura’s new e-commerce platform allows golfers to pair Miura’s highest quality forged steel club heads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game’s top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs.

“We are committed to introducing more golfers to the pure pleasure of hitting a Miura club that has been handcrafted to engineered perfection,” said Miura Golf President Hoyt McGarity. “With this new feature, it has never been easier to treat your game to the finest constructed clubs the world has to offer straight from the source at miuragolf.com.”

The easy-to-use new interface guides golfers through every step of customization: Miura club heads come in three distinct finishes and can be matched with seven loft options, 18 different shafts and 14 grips to produce a set of clubs that is truly fully customized. Customers can also acquire custom-designed individual clubs from the MC-501, IC-601, Tour Wedge and Wedge Series lines, as well as Passing Point Neo hybrids and KM-007 and KM-009 putters. Golfers can also visit miuragolf.com to purchase Miura bags, shirts, hats, travel gear and accessories.

This announcement is the manufacturer’s latest move to bring the legendary feel and meticulous craftsmanship of the Miura family’s proprietary design process to golfers at every level of skill. It follows the launch of the IC-601 series in June, whose inner cavity design offers more forgiveness and a larger sweet spot for mid-range handicaps.

“To experience Miura firsthand, we’re thrilled to offer more accessibility to our products,” says Jason Rutkoski, executive vice president of Miura Golf. “As we’ve continued to grow our dealer network and build our brand, we recognized that access to an authorized retailer isn’t always as convenient as we would like it to be for our customers. Now golfers can either visit one of our worldwide dealers or shop directly at miuragolf.com.”

Since its inception, Miura has traditionally only offered its individually made forged steel club heads to select boutique dealers, who then assemble the clubs and sell to the public. Miura has worldwide distribution of its club heads at club fitting studios on five continents. A list of authorized club fitters can be found on 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 brings to 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 Hall of Fame golfer 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, and GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf.

 

GolfLogix Introduces Putt Breaks

GolfLogix wants you to “Play Smarter”. No, that doesn’t mean that the world leader in golf GPS technology wants you to carry around a protractor or compass. Besides that’s illegal right Bryson?

Founded in 1999, GolfLogix was the first company to introduce hand-held GPS technology to golfers. GolfLogix boasts not only to have been mapping courses since 1999 but also claims to have the largest most up to date courses in the world. Moreover, the millions of GolfLogix members worldwide have verified the courses (Hmmm… I wonder if they have my course and a few others in the area).

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Photo Credit: GolfLogix Media Kit

Did you know that GolfLogix has provided an app for smart phones since 2009? This coming off of the heels of having a developed software co-branded with Garmin. Of course, as we know Garmin is one of the leaders in GPS technology. Eventually everything culminated into having a 30 minute infomercial featuring the like of on-air golf commentators Gary McCord and Peter Kostis.

GolfLogix has been groundbreaking and innovative so what could the brain trust in Scottsdale, Arizona come up with next? Introducing “Putt Breaks”. What is Putt Breaks? Let’s take a look shall we? What do you get when you take the breakthrough of 3D mapping and combine that with the knowledge found in yardage books? Well, quite simply you get Putt Breaks. Please see the introductory video below.

 

Looking at the video one thing quickly comes to mind. It’s great knowing the contour of the green but if you don’t have the right line and speed… putts won’t drop. However, knowing where the contours are for your approach shots could be a real asset.

Summary of what Putt Breaks does…

• Read your putt in a matter of seconds with one-touch putt reading
• Navigate the course with vivid 3D maps that intelligently adjust
• Maps auto-orient based on the user’s position
• Zoom and pan to see the green map from every angle
• Draw a line from the ball to the cup, then see how your putt will break

Some pretty cool things listed in the summary in particular the auto-orientation capabilities of the app. GolfLogix is offering a free 30 Day Trial to give Putt Breaks a look-see. So, I will be taking it upon myself to test this app. Could it be time-consuming drawing a line? How about battery drain? Who knows? Either way it still beats a protractor and/or compass.

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Photo Credit: GolfLogix Media Kit

Until The Next Tee!!

 

Overload Golf Announces Partnership with Cut Golf

Here’s some food for thought. Urethane covered golf balls for less than $20 per dozen. A 3-piece Surlyn covered for less than $15 per dozen while a 2-piece Surlyn covered distance golf ball for less than $10 per dozen. That’s what Cut Golf offers golf consumers. Just because a golf ball has the stamping of a “giant” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the “magic bullet”. The proverbial saviour of your golf game.

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While I have no experience currently with Cut Golf at those prices it would be silly for me not try test them to see what they’re all about. Recently, it was announced that Overload Golf was joining forces with Cut Golf. Please see the press release below as shared by Mary Beth Lacy of golf marketing firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc for more information on Overload Golf.

KIRKLAND, WA – Overload Golf announced a partnership with Cut Golf today. Overload Golf brings together complementary businesses, ideas, products and markets, while applying innovation from other industries to golf. The partnership includes access to Overload Golf’s extensive network, market expertise, resources and promotion of Cut Golf products.

 

Cut Golf uses high-quality materials and manufacturing techniques; relying on tracking and robotic technology, user feedback, and third-party testing to support product performance. Its golf balls have been rigorously tested to ensure quality, consistency and playability.

 

“We are attracted to companies that disrupt segments of the golf industry, Cut Golf has done well in a short period of time.” says Austin Fazio, Founder of Overload Golf. “Their approach of delivering a high-quality golf ball for a reasonable price is intriguing and will be well received in the marketplace.”

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Sam Uisprapassorn, Cut Golf’s founder and CEO, adds “we’re pleased to be partnering with Overload Golf and feel that its industry expertise and network will benefit our own growth and expansion.”

 

About Overload Golf
Overload golf is a team of innovators, developers, and golf industry experts with a global network, bringing together complementary businesses, technology, investors, products and markets with a unique and modern approach.

 

About Cut Golf
Cut Golf was founded from one man’s growing frustration with ridiculous costs of quality golf balls. Cut Golf consists of a group of passionate golfers who believe that high-quality performance golf balls don’t need to be expensive. Through extensive Trackman and on-course testing, Cut Golf developed its lineup with all types of golfers in mind. By pairing quality product with an efficient business model, Cut Golf offers savings without compromising performance or quality. Visit cutgolfco.com for further details.

Until The Next Tee!!

 

TPT Golf to Support College Golfers with Play Golf In College

TPT Golf has been on a massive roll.

A roll which began with their launch at the PGA Merchandise Show in 2017. That would lead to Jodi Ewart Shadoff claim a second place finish at the Ricoh Women’s Open Championship using a TPT Golf shaft in her driver. Later in the year Justin Rose would help solidify TPT Golf’s position on the world’s golf stage winning the WGC – HSBC Champions Championship in China and again a week later at the Turkish Airlines Open. Shortly thereafter there was word that Jason Dufner was also testing TPT Golf Shafts.

As we fast forward the clock a little bit to 2018 Jason Day has since gone to using TPT Shafts. Day is currently playing two prototypes shafts (14.5-LKP-LT-LW shaft in his driver and 15.5-MKP-LT-LW shaft in his fairway wood) and neither is currently available for purchase as according to a source are still being refined. Jason Day has seen a strong start to the 2018 PGA Tour season with a victory at the Farmers Insurance Open and a T2 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.

TPT Golf is in the news again partnering with “Play Golf In College”. Play Golf In College is a company which “identifies and supports elite junior golfers” with the goal of developing their games and help them gain golf scholarships.

Below is a press release shared by Mary Beth Lacy of golf PR firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc. Please see the details below.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 13, 2018

TPT Golf to Support College Golfers with Play Golf In College

 

RENENS, SWITZERLAND – TPT Golf has chosen Play Golf in College to lead its college golf program. With TPT Golf, Play Golf in College will identify and support elite junior golfers and college golf programs around the country with TPT Golf shafts and shaft education.

Play Golf in College is led by Brad Sparling, a golf instructor and former college golf coach at Duke University and Ohio State University. His Ohio-based company works with elite golfers around the country to help them develop all aspects of their game and navigate the college golf recruitment process.

“Every single golfer we’ve seen fitted so far has increased their accuracy and improved their distance with a TPT Golf shaft,” Sparling says. “Through this collaboration with TPT Golf, we’re going to make sure the best players in the country have access to the very best golf shafts. The technology is incredible and elite golfers will love the improved dispersion and feel of the shafts.”

Each of TPT Golf’s shaft models is created with the company’s revolutionary “Thin-Ply Winding Method,” a fully automated manufacturing process that gives TPT Golf the ability to independently tweak each shaft design parameter with the ultimate precision. The robot-driven process ensures unrivaled consistency and unlocks superior performance for golfers of all abilities.

“TPT Golf has created a new and different way of making a golf shaft, and it’s a better way,” says TPT Golf Director Sebastian Sebayang. “With Play Golf in College, we’re going to ensure elite junior golfers and college programs have the shafts and the education they need to take their game to the next level.”

In the last four months, TPT Golf shafts have been used to win four professional events on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Asian Tour and a World Golf Championship. The company’s lineup includes 11 different shaft models ($499 each) that are available exclusively through the company’s worldwide network of Authorized Fitters.

Golfers can visit tptgolf.com/wheretobuy to locate a TPT Golf Authorized Fitter in their area. TPT Golf is currently in the process of expanding its network of Authorized Fitters to offer more golfers around the world a new level of performance. Details of the expansion will be shared in the near future.

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About TPT Golf

TPT Golf is the golf division of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Swiss-based technology and composites company with a track record of delivering innovative solutions for high-performance industries.

The company’s portfolio of advancements includes developing a process for producing America’s Cup yacht sails, as well as lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis and snowboards. It has also created the materials technology found in satellites and luxury composite watches (Richard Mille). The record-breaking, solar-powered aircraft “Solar Impulse” also relied on NTPT-produced materials for its epic journey.

For more information on TPT Golf™, visit tptgolf.com or contact Mary Beth Lacy at mb@mblacy.com or (760) 346-6942.  To learn more about Play Golf in College, visit  playgolfincollege.com or contact Brad Sparling at coachsparling@gmail.com or (614) 787-2438 and Mark MacDonald at Markmacd@gmail.com or (614) 563-8421.

 

 

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Photo Credit: playgolfincollege.com

 

 

 

Review – TPT Golf 15 Series

Before I start the writing of this review I want to thank Mary Beth Lacy of golf marketing firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc and the great people at TPT Golf for giving me the opportunity to test the 15 Series shaft over a long-term period.

TPT Golf. As some of you may recollect much earlier in the year I wrote a review based on my short-term experiences with golf shafts from TPT Golf. This company I first learned about in the weeks leading up to the 2017 PGA Show held in Orlando, Florida. I was part of a group that was selected to board a limo bus and head over to the David Leadbetter Academy at ChampionsGate. While there, those in attendance listened to a few speakers talk about the development TPT Golf and among them were 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year David Leadbetter, J.J. Rivet who is a leading authority in biomechanics and Chairman and Co-Founder of TPT Golf Francois Mordasini.

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For those that are not familiar with TPT Golf they are a division of a Switzerland-based leading composites company called NTPT (otherwise known as North Thin Ply Technology). In fact, NTPT is a world leader in this industry. Their technology has been used in a variety of industry’s including angling, Formula 1 racing, yachts built for the America’s Cup, and in the aerospace industry. To have that kind of knowledge and time spent in research and development it only makes sense for a company like themselves to get involved with the golf industry.

TPT Golf started to see some use on the professional golf tours around the world in 2017. Their first milestone was that Jodi Ewart Shadoff of the LPGA and Ladies European Tour had a driver in play at the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open which was shafted with a shaft from TPT Golf. The TPT Shaft in her driver was instrumental in catapulting her into a second place finish. Ironically enough, she was at ChampionsGate that day in January working on her game at the David Leadbetter Academy where the team from TPT Golf introduced her to their brand. However, more recently TPT Golf picked up much more momentum when news surfaced that PGA Tour and #6 player in the world Justin Rose was also gaming a version of TPT Golf’s 15 Series shaft in his TaylorMade Golf M1 driver. Rose would end up winning on consecutive weeks winning the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China and the Turkish Airlines Open. This past week he  finished 5th at the Hero World Challenge.

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What makes these premium golf shafts from TPT Golf so good? In short it’s a combination of their materials and the process by which they manufacture their golf shafts. As some people may know when it comes to golf shafts on the market many are constructed in such a way where there is a spine and a seam. These spine and seams can lead to inconsistent play at best because of the way that the shaft moves throughout the swing. This issue is the reason why “spine aligning” and a process called “SST Pure” were developed. Golf shafts are not perfectly circular and nor are they straight. The process that TPT Golf employs is such where there’s no seam and no spine at the end of their construction. This results in more consistency, stability and accuracy. TPT Golf is not shy about their claims as being the “most accurate technologically advanced golf shaft available”. Pretty lofty claims right? So how did this shaft stand up to long-term testing?

As some might recollect I walked away from the experience at ChampionsGate very impressed with TPT Golf. I was there hitting balls alongside European Tour player Oliver Wilson. As impressed as I was watching him hit golf balls I was more impressed with the results that I was seeing when I had their 16 Series paired with a Callaway Golf Big Bertha Fusion head. The ballfliight was strong and it seemed like my shots were seemingly landing on top of each other.

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The great thing about long-term testing is that you really get the chance to see what a shaft (equipment) does not only for a brief amount of time but you also get to experience the technology with real world experience. The shaft that I tested would be the 15 Series MKP/MT/SW shaft. This particular model of shaft is geared for those golfers with swing speeds ranging from 105-120 mph. However, this isn’t to say that if you do not swing that fast you cannot swing this shaft. In fact, if you just happen to be on the slower side of the recommended rating what you may lose in distance you could see in gains in terms of dispersion and accuracy. This shaft targets golfers with an average tempo and weighs in at 73 grams. Also of note is the 3.3* of torque making this shaft neither too stout nor whippy and features a mid kickpoint.

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Part of the testing was deciding what driver head I would end up pairing this shaft with. Prior to testing I fell into a TaylorMade Golf M2  and it seemed to be too obvious that this would be the head to go with considering my experiences with it in the past. Not to mention it was also relatively close to what Justin Rose had as a combination. Once I got my adapter installed into the shaft I could not wait to get to the range and start the testing. Off to the range I went and a few things became obvious right away. The first was that this shaft was simply outperforming the shaft that came with the driver (Fujikura Pro 60 S). Where the ballflight was high and ballooning with the “stock” shaft which is plenty concerning enough what really alarmed me was the dispersion. My lack of control and accuracy were very concerning. In fact, it had gotten to the point where I had no idea where the ball was going. Mostly high… and well right. The 15 Series shaft from TPT Golf was a stark contrast for all of the right reasons. I saw a considerable difference in ballflight. My flight was much lower and that actually led to me clocking up the loft. The results were drives that were piercing and long. Please bear in mind that much of this range and on-course work came when temperatures were 35-45*F (3-9*C) without factoring in the windchill factor. With the 15 Series shaft there has not been one shot that I’ve hit where there was even the slightest evidence of ballooning or spin. On the range it seemed like by dispersion pattern was tight much like it was back in January. But say what you will… you never really know until you’ve seen something perform where it matters…on a golf course.

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This was the point in time when I became absolutely enamored with this shaft from TPT Golf. TPT Golf is very high on their product and I totally understand why after getting this shaft onto the course for several rounds. My number of fairways missed is way down which of course means that my fairways hit are way up. In fact, I’ve played a decent number of both 9 hole and 18 hole rounds since the install and my fairways hit percentage is well above 85%. The number of fairways missed total I can literally count on one hand during this period of time. The 15 Series shaft is so stable and accurate that at times it’s hard to really understand, comprehend and appreciate. When I stand on the tee I just feel that I’m not going to miss a fairway. So that enters a new variable with their shaft… it gives a player confidence. Is this to say that this shaft is essentially an “automatic pilot”? The answer is no. As I proved with one of my misses if you put a really bad swing on the ball (say over the top and pull straight down across the body) you’ll pull-hook it into the water like I did. But the 15 Series shaft is by all of my accounts the most accurate and stable shaft that I’ve made swings with. Every swing you get a sense of what’s going to happen with the flight of the ball and where it’s going to end up.

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From a distance standpoint I can’t really say for sure whether or not this shaft is the longest out there. But what I can say is that in these cold temperatures I’m getting a solid 235-250 yards of carry with no roll (conditions are very soft). There is more evidence here regarding the low-spinning qualities that I associate with the 15 Series shaft. Many times in the past when I’ve gotten up to my ball in wet conditions you can see where the ball lands because of the ball mark that sits in front of your ball. With this shaft from TPT Golf the ball lands and actually checks forward ahead of the ball mark. Indicative of lower spin perhaps? What I can also tell you is that with this shaft I have seen drives end up in spots where I haven’t been before (a reference to length and having less club into a green in cold conditions). I think much of this can be attributed to the shaft characteristics and that because of the torque not being overly stiff it really gives the tip a chance to do some of the work for you and not to mention it feels great at impact!

To sum up my experience testing the 15 Series shaft from TPT Golf I’m going to give this shaft the top marks that I could ever give a product. It’s a shaft that yields tight shotdispersion, it’s extremely accurate and very stable throughout the golf swing. I can totally see and understand why a player like Justin Rose would entrust his game to the 15 Series from TPT Golf. For more information and to find the right shaft for your game please visit www.tptgolf.com

Until The Next Tee!!

Gifts For Golfers

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and there is definitely a bevvy of gift ideas for golfers out there. Everything from new golf clubs, apparel and a gift that can definitely be a gift that keeps on giving some time with a fitter.

Mary Beth Lacy of Mary Beth Lacy Inc. has some gifts for golfers that come from the minds of some of her clients. Miura Golf has a new range of products that are coming into North America for the first time and the range is so typical of Miura. Elegant! Antigua Sportswear has long been a stalwart in the world of apparel. They have licensing deals with several of the major sports leagues around the world and have outfitted the U.S. Solheim Cup team on more than one occasion. TPT Golf has a range of shafts to help you gain more consistency. The Switzerland-based company knows composites and they have been involved in a multitude of endeavors. From America’s Cup yachts to Formula 1 cars. I’m just about ready to write a review involving their 15 Series shaft so keep an eye open for that in the near future. Lastly, is a company called True Spec Golf. The company is a worldwide leader in custom fitting and they offer first class facilities to help golfers with their game. True Spec Golf has helped a number of the top players in the world.

The ICL-601 Driving Iron from Miura Golf 

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Miura has introduced the ICL-601 driving iron. This Inner Cavity – Long Iron is the latest in Miura’s MG Collection, and blends seamlessly with a set of any Miura irons. The initial offering is a 23° 4-iron, with an 18° 2-iron and 20° 3-iron available later this fall. The ICL gives Miura traditionalists the opportunity to add technology to their game, while maintaining the quality and feel of a Miura forged club.

www.miuragolf.com

 

Antigua Men’s 2018 Apparel

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Antigua polos are designed into an extensive range of trend driven engineered chest stripes and solids as seen in style Exchange and feed stripe pique and jersey fabrics as in styles Switch  are all constructed with the inclusion of spandex to maximize stretch and comfort. To keep the trend direction consistent Antigua’s Spring ’18 offering includes prints in sublimation geometrics and abstracts as available in styles Dimension and Matrix that merchandise directly into the seasons vibrant color stories.

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Anchorage combines a soft cotton-like ottoman texture paired with an engineered horizontal on-sleeve stripe quilted fabric combined into a piece dyed solid fabric blocked half zip pullover.  http://www.antigua.com

 

 

 Antigua Women’s Apparel Spring 2018  

 

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Wildfire

One of the new short sleeve polo styles, named Wildfire, features a cotton-like closed mesh poly heather fabric.  As mentioned earlier, this style utilizes the holographic trend.  A holographic printed box pattern accents the top of each sleeve.  The finishing touch: a holographic zipper placket.  Another short sleeve polo style playing on the holographic trend is Beam. This polo uses a multi-colored foil print all-over the garment.  The print is subtle, featuring small angled lines which keep the polo from being overly audacious.

 

Proxy/Vest

Vests are making a comeback, and Proxy features the same mixed media trend as Trailblazer. Its soft poly/spandex jersey body fabric has a water-resistant weave embossed with an abstract pattern layered on top. This style is meant to be layered over your favorite polo or long sleeve tee.

 

www.shop.antigua.com and www.antigua.com

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TPT Golf Shafts

 

 

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TPT Golf Shafts

TPT Golf have announced the release of a new range of graphite golf shafts which are setto take the golf market by storm. Using ‘Thin Ply Technology’ (TPT) carbon fibre materialsand a patented manufacturing process developed by their parent company, North ThinPly Technology SARL, TPT Golf are setting new standards in golf shaftperformance.

 

The patent pending manufacturing process enables golf shafts to be madewith exceptionally accurate fibre placement in a highly uniform way around the shaft.Thismethod creates a shaft with no spine and overcomes the inconsistencies sometimes seenin golf shafts produced by the more traditional table rolling methods. TPT golf shaftsprovideexceptional feel for the golfer leading to more accurate shot dispersion, low spin,and increased distance.  www.tptgolf.com

 

True Spec Golf

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True Spec Golf is the worldwide leader in custom fitting, with 16 studios located on three continents and spanning six countries. We service golfers of all abilities, from the beginning golfer, to seasoned amateur tournament players and professional golfers, and every caliber of player in-between. Our expertise has been validated by some of the most well-known PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players around the world. We strive to offer the best possible experience, providing every player with clubs that maximize their potential and performance.   Tune up your game during the winter months.  Go to: www.truespecgolf.com

 

 Seasons Greetings

Mary Beth Lacy

Mary Beth Lacy, Inc.

mb@mblacy.com

(760) 346-6942

 

 

Until The Next Tee!

Miura Golf – The ICL-601 Driving Iron

A few years ago I had the chance to review a lovely hybrid from Miura Golf. The Miura Golf HB3 tested real well in every category. From the stunning aesthetics (prettiest hybrid I’ve ever seen) and feel that only comes from a Miura Golf product it was an all-around performer. Performance wise it was great from the rough and had a real nice penetrating ballflight.

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Mary Beth Lacy of golf marketing firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc. shared a recent press release with me from Miura Golf. If there’s one thing that I like about the “new” Miura with their re-brand is the fact that they are a little more aggressive when it comes to product releases. More press releases means more media exposure which could translate into their products hitting more eyeballs of potential customers (especially in North America). The most recent release talks about the release of a new driving iron. Miura Golf has introduced the ICL-601 Driving Iron.

A Carpenter Steel face used in the ICL-601 sounds like the driving-iron would pack a crisp feel with decent ball speeds. A variable weight system allows the ICL-601 to be built to match the swingweight in the rest of your irons allowing for precise matching with the rest of your set. Personally speaking,  would add weight to the head for the purposes of obtaining slightly higher launch. The ICL-601 is a golf club that will attract golfers of all skill levels. Great looks, a large sweet spot and forgiving… all sound like very positive attributes.

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For more information regarding the ICL-601 please see the release below.

Miura Debuts ICL-601 Driving Iron 

 

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Miura has introduced the ICL-601 driving iron. This Inner Cavity – Long Iron is the latest in Miura’s MG Collection, and blends seamlessly with a set of any Miura irons. The initial offering is a 23° 4-iron, with an 18° 2-iron and 20° 3-iron available later this fall.

 

“The inner cavity design is not new for Miura,” says Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “It was first introduced with the hugely popular IC-2003. Modern technological advances have allowed us to improve on the original design. This is accomplished by integrating a 455 Carpenter Steel face (as found in our PP-9005 G) and the use of the variable weighting system found in the Hayate woods.”

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Photo Credit: Miura Golf

Shinei Miura has optimized the center of gravity by use of the variable weighting system, particularly addressing the mishits typically associated with a long iron. A top line which instills confidence is paired with a sole design which delivers solid turf interaction, no matter the lie.

 

The 23° ICL-601 includes an 8-gram weight, matching its weight to a standard 4-iron’s. This allows the club to be assembled with the same shaft as your iron set or to be fitted with an optimum-performing shaft. As with other forged irons, the lie and loft angles are adjustable – enabling golfers to fit the club seamlessly into their set. Of course, we recommend these adjustments be done by an authorized Miura dealer. All ICL-601 irons have a weight port.

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At address, the sole shape lets the clubhead sit in a way that gives golfers confidence not usually found when hitting a long iron. The clubhead’s inner cavity allows for a wider sole and lower center of gravity. With a larger sweet spot comes more forgiveness, high launch, and controlled spin rates that will benefit golfers of all skill levels.

 

“The ICL gives Miura traditionalists the opportunity to add technology to their game, while maintaining the quality and feel of a Miura forged club,” says Jason Rutkoski, Miura Golf vice president. “The ICL is a remarkable new product that will benefit golfers from all demographics, by seamlessly fitting their existing set or adding a club to fit that one shot/hole per round.”

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The ICL-601 has a MSRP of $369.