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Miura custom grind order- Step by step documentation Phase 1 & 2 added

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Well I did it. After years of reading how soft these irons are and only hitting them a few times I finally made the plunge. I ordered a set of Miura irons and wedges. If some of you don’t know me… I love irons. I am a iron collector and it is my passion.

Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

In an effort to make these the perfect set of irons for an obsessed iron aficionado I went to no limits. I asked Miura to add a sole grind for the wet and soft conditions we see in Michigan. I also asked if they could do an all white paint fill. Lastly I asked if they could stamp the irons with my initials (in this case Y3 for the three y’s in easyyy). They said of course. At that point I rolled my eyes and shook my head a little. Then a grin slowly showed up on my face and off the races we went.

For years Miura has forged heads for TaylorMade and other OEM’s. For tour staff pros and retail. I always knew when the top brass for the best equipment companies want to trust a forging house to make the heads for the best players int he world it went to Miura. That made me want them even more. I used to lurk on E-Bay for that special set of “Tour Issued” TMag 300 forged “Lehman grind” irons that I knew Miura made for the Tour guys. They were made in satin or chrome and had different grinds and offsets for the players.

The Father Katsuhiro and his two sons Yoshitaka and Shinei still run the company in Himeji Japan. The passion for excellence is tradition and well documented.

I will be documenting the process the best I can. I ordered the set last month and today I received some pics of the early grinding. I asked them if they would be so kind to take Pics of the process to document this. They said yeas and also asked if video could be used. I said of course!!!

I will add pics every time I get new ones for the next weeks during the build. Here are some of the specs…

3-pw 501 cb (w/ leading edge sole grinds)
“Y” Grind 53* wedge
“K” Grind 56* wedge
I might also add the 7-pw in a blade
Asked for all white paint fill
Satin finish
y3 stamped on them (3 is cubed for the three y’s in easyyy)

They are being made now in Japan. Here are the first pics form today. I am trying to find out who that is that is grinding them.

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Phase 2 Stamping-

Ok here is the stamping pics. I asked for a different stamping than my initials. I asked for “Y3” to look like the 3 is “cubed” so it is smaller to represent the 3 y’s in easyyy. So I expected them to stamp the Y and than with another stamp the 3. But it looks like they made a custom stamp. Knowing Miura they did this for a few reasons. Only a guess…

One they didn’t have a small enough 3
the font needed to match the font on the cavity
they wanted the spacing to be exact

I just love this stuff… Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

Here are some pics. They said the heads are being plated right now and should be back in a few days to a week.

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  1. Ryan

    Apr 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Bring’em Sunday.

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The irons GolfWRXers with a 10-18 handicap are playing

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In our forums, WRXer ‘jjfcpa’ dedicated a thread to irons that fellow members with a handicap in the 10 to 18 range play. ‘Jjfcpa’ himself currently plays Callaway Apex CF19’s, and our members have been discussing the irons they currently play and why in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • tangojay: “Ping G-700, Alta CB graphite shafts, hitting them long, high and straight. Hitting them same distance and higher than my seven-year-old G-25’s with steel shafts, am 58.”
  • SouthLand: “Right now it’s a set of Cobra Amp Cells (~2013 GI), but I am in the process of upgrading. Need more spin on the ball, as I’m way below the desired range for spin metrics mainly. Pro thinks I could pick up some distance with improvement there. Driver too.”
  • Twinsgroupie: “Coming from Cobra Tour Forged and just ordered a set of PXG 0211’s. I tend to like a little bit more of a players iron than game improvement. Ball striking of the irons is better than my handicap would lead you to believe – let please not talk about my short game and putting…”
  • pat_kato: “Was playing Nike Vapor Pro Combos then went with the Mizuno MP-20 MMC, and I love them.”
  • BPetry: “Just got a set of Cobra Forged Tec players distance irons and so far I really like them. I came from hitting Callaway Razr X MB’s or a set of MP-54’s that I still hit well when I swing well but needed the extra distance with a bit slower swing speeds as I get older.”

Entire Thread: “10-18 handicap: What irons?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Ping Eye 2 Berylliums

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In our forums, our members have been talking about Ping’s classic Eye 2 Berylliums after WRXer ‘mywong23’ kicked off a discussion on the irons. ‘Mywong23’, who refuses to replace them with newer technology, reaches out to fellow members who give their thoughts on the vintage clubs.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Old Tom Morris: “I never liked the way they looked. The shape was funny, and the lack of ferrules turned me off. However, they were and still are an excellent iron that are as good as many models out now. Nothing wrong with gaming that set, not hurting you at all.”
  • need2golf: “The rich kids had the Eye 2’s back in the late ’80s, nothing wrong w/ that. I had Wilson 1200 GE’s. Years ago, I bought my very own Eye 2’s, loved them, but sold them. Just bought BeCu Eye 2’s a little while back, can’t play golf yet but dying to game them. I shot some great scores w/ the Eye 2’s several years ago, can’t go wrong.”
  • scruffynick: “No but they’re my dream irons. Used the stainless for best on two decades… They were the greatest irons ever made for me. But I’d love a set of BeCu…. Had a look while on lockdown as there’s a 6-PW in red dot and I’m so tempted but… Mrs not having it considering I’ve got brand new Mizunos in my locker.”
  • 14max: “I’ve always been partial to the steel EYE2s, but the nickel and copper ISIs have made their way into my bag on more than one occasion. The copper EYE2s are pretty special and just seeing them sitting in a bag makes me wax nostalgic…”
  • BobV56: “I played mine until 2018. Sometimes I still miss hitting them.”

Entire Thread: “Ping Eye 2 Berylliums”

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Driver/shaft combinations of the 5 longest hitters on the PGA Tour

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What drivers do the PGA Tour’s longest golfers use to bomb their tee shots? Now that the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season on hold, we can do a thorough examination.

Below is a breakdown of the driving-distance leaders on the PGA Tour in 2019-2020, the specifics of their drivers, shafts and how far their average tee shots flew.

5. Sergio Garcia

Driver: TaylorMade SIM
Loft: 9.0 degrees
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80 TX
Grip: SuperStroke S-Tech
Average driving distance: 316.6 yards

4. Bubba Watson

Driver: Ping G410 Plus
Loft: (9 degrees @ 6.8)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X AKA Project X Bubba Watson Prototype
Grip: Ping 703 Gold
Average driving distance: 318.6 yards

3. Cameron Champ

Driver: Ping G410 LST (9.5 degrees)
Loft: 9.5 degrees
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 70 6.5 TX
Grip: Custom Lamkin Black 58R
Average driving distance: 319.8 yards

2. Rory McIlroy

Driver: TaylorMade SIM
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
Average driving distance: 320.2 yards

1. Bryson DeChambeau 

Driver: Cobra King LTD Pro
Loft: 8 degrees
Shaft: L.A. Golf B.A.D. Prototype 75 TX
Grip: JumboMax JMX UltraLite
Average driving distance: 321.6 yards

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