Updates from the Green
Dec 20, 2009
07:45 PMThe Hole View
Holiday gifts—Miura Christmas.
With just a few days left until the big guy in the red suit squeezes down the chimney, you still have time to brighten somebody’s holiday by giving them a recently released golf club—a Precious Edition hybrid from Miura Golf.
Like all Miura clubs, the new hybrids are custom crafted and individually manufactured, using a carbon plate on the crown to create a low center gravity in the head. The mid/high trajectory with mid/low spin and a slight draw bias virtually guarantees reliable “down the middle” shots.
Greatness by degree.
Designed by Katsuhiro Miura, these utilities sit square at impact. The solid sound and feel of these clubs instill confidence in the golfer and allow him or her to take dead aim at the green. Offered at 17*, 20* and 23* degrees, Miura Hybrids have head sizes that aren’t overly large (120 cc, 125 cc and 130 cc), but are certainly big enough to make hitting your ball easier.
"After a few shots with our hybrids, golfers will notice more of an iron like ball flight, not the typical hybrid boring trajectory,” said Bill Holowaty, VP for Miura Golf North American Operations. “This type of trajectory will help the mid- to low-handicappers with approach shots on long par 4's and second shot par 5's with a ball flight that will be able to hold today's harder greens.”
Striking ease and consistency.
The design of the sole radius makes those tough shots out of the rough far less intimidating and golfers will be amazed at how easy it is to hit a draw or a straight shot with these utilities.
"What will impress golfers the most is the consistency in distance from the clubs,” added Holowaty. “This was Mr. Miura's vision. He also wanted the utilities to flow perfectly into a set of irons."
Crafted by a master.
Often referred to in the Japanese media as having the Hands of God, Katsuhiro Miura, a master craftsman, actually works in his factory every day. He passes down his knowledge and skills to his two sons, often grinding the club heads himself as well. In a review on the PGA Tour web site, the new hybrid gets deserving praise as does the company's irons and putters.