Craftsmanship, elegance, sophisticated. All of these are among some of the adjectives that one would use when describing golf clubs from Miura Golf.

Out of all of the products that I’ve tested and reviewed in the past Miura has been premium. Always known for their “buttery” feel and good aesthetically appealing looks they could be what golf fanatics could easily describe as “golf porn”.  When I reviewed and tested the Miura Golf K-Grind a couple of years ago I said then that it was the most beautiful golf club that I’ve ever seen. That observation remains unchanged. Until today.

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Miura Golf just announced the next iteration of the K-Grind wedge. The K-Grind 2.0 wedge offers the same fluted, “knuckled” sole as the previous model (1957 K-Grind). The one major difference is that the face is fully milled and has been incorporated into the design which is paramount to adding spin to your shots where you need it most. Greenside.

For more details, please see the press release as shared by Isaac Benjamin of marketing and public relations firm PRCG.

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

Timeless craftsmanship merges with modern techniques to produce the next generation of the handcrafted K-Grind milled wedge from Miura

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 7, 2019 — Miura Golf today introduced the latest addition to its growing product line by giving one of its most iconic clubs a modern upgrade. Following in the footsteps of the original 1957 K-Grind wedge, the new K-Grind 2.0 features the signature knuckled sole of the 1957 model, but adds cutting-edge milling techniques for an unrivaled combination of functionality and feel.

Given the proven staying-power of the K-Grind, the Miura family craftsmen sought to maintain the integrity of the original design by preserving the fluted sole that enables the clubface to remain square at impact. The three knuckles deliver increased playability through every type of turf. The K-Grind 2.0 sole grind features increased bounce and roll along with heel and toe relief designed to stabilize golfers’ swings of all skill levels.

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Your face is my case. (Photo Credit: Miura Golf)

Club Face Now Fully Milled

The other significant evolution of the line is evident on the clubface of the wedge. To keep in line with the modern style of play, the face and grooves of the K-Grind 2.0 have been fully milled to provide increased spin on intermediate and full shots.

The K-Grind 2.0 is hand-forged in Himeji, Japan, using Miura’s time-honored 14-step manufacturing process. It is offered in five lofts, from 52° to 60°.

“The K-Grind 2.0 is the next generation of the trusted and distinctive product line that performs dependably through every turf,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “With this club, we have produced a superior wedge that is just as versatile as it is visually striking.”

The K-Grind 2.0 is available at Miura Golf authorized dealers around the globe or at www.miuragolf.com. On the manufacturer’s website, customers can also design a custom K-Grind 2.0 with a choice of 19 branded shaft options and 14 diverse grips.

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Photo Credit: Miura Golf

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 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 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; and GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf.

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Friday January 25th marked the last day of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. As the show winds up for another 361 days… plans are already underway for 2020. A year that might bring perfect vision to the golf industry. The convention center staff in nearly a symbolic way turn out the lights to signal that the show is over… it’s time to take a look back at the final day of the 2019 PGA Show.

One of the areas of golf that I want to start focusing on more is health and wellness. While I’m no doctor or expert in the field I want to share with my readers methods or products that may help in the area of well-being. I started this trend in my Day One recap when I talked about Hemp Me. Today, I visited a booth that also develops CBD products. This company is called Iso-Sport. Iso-Sport produces a variety of CBD products that ranges from sublingual spray (under the tongue), patches that you wear on your back and even water enhancer. I tried a sample of their roll-on version of their pain relief product. Applying some to my neck (sore after our Lynx Transit bus rear-ended a car on I-Drive Thursday night) and my wrist. The cooling of the menthol was immediate and to be totally frank… I think it really worked. However, I’m sometimes cautious of using products like this because “Placebo Effect” is in the back of my mind. The product from Iso-Sport eased the pain in both my wrist and neck. This is definitely a product worth exploring further. Meanwhile, my partner in crime (Crystal) tried the sub-lingual spray (Guard). When asked about her thoughts she reported that she was not only able to focus better but she was able to have conversations with exhibitors without becoming tongue-tied.

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Just prior to the PGA Show I received and shared a press release within these very pages. That release was regarding a new set of irons from legendary manufacturer Miura Golf. Recently, the Himeji, Japan based company released the CB-301. This is a forged iron set that appeals to many skill levels because of it’s head shape, level of forgiveness and the fact that it comes in a forged body (as one might come to expect from Miura Golf). These irons are everything that I think of when I think of the Miura name. Clean and elegant. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to swing these irons at Demo Day because their booth was really busy. I even stalled for time at other booths waiting for a “quieter” time or a slight lull in the action to swing their products and it never came. When I looked at these clubs in the address position the look is one that will appeal to a huge majority of golfers. Looking down in the address position that topline is moderate and when people generally think of Miura irons they think about the Baby Blades. These CB-301 irons have a bit of a flange that moves the center of gravity low and back helping the golfer launch the ball. In the address position you cannot see the slight flange as it just seemlessly blends together. Truly a remarkable iron.

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The final product that I want to discuss in this segment is an apparel brand that comes from North Carolina. Specifically, Bald Head Island. From the vision of owner Claude Hope comes Bald Head Blues. “Clothing For Coasting”. Bald Head Blues is all about living the island lifestyle whether you’re actually on an island or simply wishing that you were (I’m the latter). The range of products goes from t-shirts, performance shirts (think fly-fishing) to polos and sweaters. The color palette features fun, playful and vibrant colors whilst the hand (feel) is very soft. I’m just in the process of testing and reviewing one of their Clubhouse 1/4 Zip pieces and this sweater is so comfortable. There’s almost a sensation of feeling relaxed when I wear it and in a way I feel like I’m at the beach soaking up some coastal Carolinian vibes.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed my coverage of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. These are just some of the highlights and products that I covered and/or discovered over the 4 days (Demo Day). I have a lot of content to share so keep coming to UTNT for reviews, stories and lots more.

So long Orlando!!

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOntheNextTee

 

 

Miura Golf.

When I think of prestigious brands in the golf industry the legendary company from Himeji, Japan is one of the first that comes to mind. It’s roots date back to 1957 when legendary craftsman Katsuhiro Miura first started to handcraft his elegant “works of art”. It’s been said that his works have been created from the “Hands of God” himself. Mr. Miura’s two sons (Shinei and Yoshitaka) continue to evolve Miura Golf. Mr. Miura to this day can still be seen at his bench hand-grinding his creations.

In 2018, Miura Golf introduced Miura Giken to North American golfers with irons like the Passing Point 9005 Genesis irons (PP 9005) and the MG Collection CB 2008 irons to name a couple. Also released in 2018 Miura Golf also released the likes of the MC-501, IC-601 irons.

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A new calendar year means new product releases for Miura Golf. Being introduced for 2019 are the new CB-301 irons. The CB-301 irons feature a cavity back design which offers golfer’s the feel of a player’s iron and the forgiveness of a Game-Improvement (GI) iron. The profile is “Tour-inspired” yet is geared towards golfers of all skill levels.

Miura Golf will be present at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day when it convenes on Tuesday January, 22nd at the Orange County National Golf Resort and Lodge. I will be putting swings on with these irons so stay tuned right here for my first impressions.

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Thanks go out to Isaac Benjamin of PRCG Haggerty for sharing the press release. for more information on this exciting release from Miura Golf please see the press release below.

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

 

Combining quality with accessibility, legendary Japanese club maker unveils innovative new design, with larger sweet spot for consistent distance and accuracy

Scottsdale, Ariz, Jan. 15, 2019. – Today, premier club manufacturer Miura Golf announced the introduction of its newest line of handmade forged irons: the CB-301. Designed and hand-forged  in Miura’s Himeji, Japan factory, the CB-301 is the longest forged cavity back iron Miura has ever produced. It is the first fully forged Miura cavity back since the PP9003 in 2011.

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The CB-301 is the most recent advance in Miura’s masterful, ever-evolving approach to club design. It is constructed to optimize performance, with the feel and playability of a players iron but the forgiveness and distance to improve golfers of all levels. The CB-301 maintains Miura’s meticulous attention to quality, along with the legendary craftsmanship Miura clubs have long been known for.

“We are excited to bring a new level of distance and performance to Miura Golf,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “With the CB-301, we’ve created the finest forged cavity back in Miura’s history.”

 “At Miura Golf, we strive to provide the world‘s finest forged irons,” said Jason Rutkoski, executive vice president of Miura Golf. “We set out to design a golf club that could be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. The CB-301 takes the most innovative design elements of our traditional models and blends them with modern techniques, resulting in the longest iron we’ve ever produced.”

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The visually striking CB-301 comes plated in nickel chrome with a satin finish. Golfers can purchase the CB-301 and all other Miura products at authorized club fitters around the globe or 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 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.