The new Tour Wedge from the Japanese clubmaker is everything Miura fans would expect.
By Tony Dear
[easyazon_infoblock align=”right” identifier=”B07CZKYF88″ locale=”US” tag=”coloradoavidg-20″]The committed, brand-loyal Miura user demands two qualities above all others.
First, the club must look distinguished, elegant, sophisticated.
Second, it must feel extraordinary, transmitting a feeling of pin-point precision through the fingers and supple power up and down the arms.
It’s a combination the better golfer has appreciated since Katsuhiro Miura first began crafting forged clubs more than 60 years ago.
Miura’s fame has spread far and wide in recent times as its marketing efforts have increased, especially after the Howard Millstein buyout early last year. And like Tour Edge, which has become a favorite manufacturer of this page, so Miura has become a CAG darling. This the fourth time we’ve featured it in the last two years.
The most recent Miura sighting was in March when the formidable MC-501 blade appeared.
It’s easy to be taken in by Miura clubs’ timeless good looks alone, but it is at the point of impact where those curious about the company’s legend become eager converts.
The Tour Wedge checks a lot of Miura boxes.
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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there can be no difference of opinion on the visual appeal of these clubs. They are, quite simply, gorgeous, and anyone who says otherwise should see an ophthalmologist stat.
Next, the premium S25C carbon steel provides the glorious feel, and the CNC-milled face and grooves (Miura’s first club so designed), and hollow back design which pushes the Center of Gravity (CG) higher up the face, ensure the precision and mid-low trajectory favored by mid-low handicappers for whom this club is designed.
Chairman Hoyt McGarity says the Tour Wedge resulted from the combined efforts of Katsuhiro’s sons, Shinei and Yoshitaka, who consulted with dealers and distributors as well as touring professionals and elite amateurs before designing the head.
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“The hollow-back head design allows the center of gravity to be positioned perfectly, promoting an ideal trajectory, regardless of loft,” he adds. “While the CNC milling of the face and grooves allows for optimized spin without compromising feel.”
The Tour Wedge is available in even-numbered lofts ranging from 48° through 60°, and is finished in an attractive satin chrome.