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Miura releases new putter, two new iron sets for lefties

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For left-handed golfers, purchasing golf clubs is more difficult than it is for righties. It’s not that lefties don’t buy golf clubs (we hear you on GolfWRX lefties!); it’s just there are far fewer left-handed golfers in the world. Lower demand equals lower supply.

But according to recent studies, the lefties are coming. And Miura is taking notice.

“With our operations based in Canada, where recent statistics indicate that some 30 percent of new golfers are lefties, we’re always looking to better serve left-handers,” said Bill Holowaty, Executive Vice President, Product Strategies of Miura Golf. “We are thrilled to offer some more options for those golfers.”

Related: Don’t miss our Q&A with Holowaty, “What makes Miura clubs different?”

For the first time ever, Miura is offering a left-handed putter — the LH KM 006. The company will also release a Y-grind version of its MB-001 and CB-57 irons. Learn more about each of the clubs below.

LH KM-006

MiuraLeftHandPutter

 

Although it’s a “Series 1957” KM 006 putter, this left-handed model is slightly different than the right-handed version that was previously released. It has rolled top line and tapered heel for a different visual effect.

Like the right-handed version, however, the LH KM-006 is forged using the same forging process as Miura’s irons. The toe-weighted, offset putter also has an oiled-chrome finish and a milled face.

Y-Grind Irons

A club’s bounce and leading edge are crucial at impact, when the club meets the ground. As such, Miura Master Grinder Yoshitaka Miura developed the Y-grind, which debuted in the company’s Series 1957 wedges.

The new grind gave golfers an opportunity to better match their swing characteristics to the sole of their wedges for better turf interaction. Later, Miura incorporated the sole design into the MB-001 and CB-57 irons, which are now available in left-handed models.

MiuraLeftHandYMB

How is the Y-grind different from the standard grind?

Modifications are made to the leading edge and sole, leading to “more efficient” turf interaction for certain golfers. Added contours allow golfers to attain proper bounce and lie angles for each specific iron, according to Miura.

See the difference between the LH MB 001 irons and the LH MB 001 Y-grind irons on Miura’s website:

YGrindVStandard

The Y-grind also makes other adjustments compared to the standard grinds, such as head weight, density and balance.

MiuraLeftHandYCB

The Y-grind irons have a slightly modified toe profile and top line, as well, providing a different look and feel for golfers that want or need it.

With the new offering, left-handed golfers now have a better chance of finding the Miura iron that’s best for their individual swing and preferences. Before buying, however, remember to get a proper fitting from a professional to see if this grind suits your game.

Find a local Miura fitter here.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. rex235

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Both of these LH Miura models have been around, but not with this special Y sole grind.

    Compare Miura’s translation of these two models with their RH counterparts. They are smaller.

    It’s 2016, yet the depth of the muscle in the back pad appears smaller than the RH models
    Why?
    The Cavity Back model has also been around, but appears smaller than the RH one.

    Would spring on the LH design of the RH CB 57 model Miura made for Jack Nicklaus, but since these LH smears are not the same size, none of Miuras’ RH CNC milled designs will translate.

  2. Dirty Righty

    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Sick of these darn manufacturers forgetting about us righties! Those Y-Grinds look beautiful but nooooo since I am not a lefty I can’t try them. Lift your game Mr. Miura!

  3. Bigleftygolfer

    Jan 8, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I admit it I am a lh handed Miura fanboy however I don’t agree that Miura tournament blades have more offset when compared to my mizuno mp-32 or mp-68 at least not at address. However with that said the tb’s are the easiest blade I have ever hit the tb gives me the feel and flight of a blade as compared to any cavity back iron that I just balloon to the heavens. Further, I have tried every lh players club over the last few years and by tried I mean purchased (no try before buy for a lefty when looking for great clubs) this includes titleist ap2/cb callaway apex pro and mizuno all of which I gave away to various lefty players I am friends with in lower tax brackets than I always landing back with my 8 year old Miura tournament blades.
    What I am saying is I really wish I had the multiple left handed options that Miura is finally offering. I am already considering getting fitted for the y grind and maybe even buy a backup set of the tb in black that are now finally being offered for lefties! (I have wanted them in LH for years as stains are rough on a sunny day)
    I hope that my local Miura dealer / fitter will carry a lh six iron in these sets so I can at least compare the feel to my current tournament blades (tb) . Bottom line any progress for lefties is a positive thing so thank god for Miuraand mizuno two of the few companies offering quality golf gear for the lefty! I may even try the putter although I am pretty happy with my custom made SeeMore. Now all they need to do is expand the wedge grinds or offer custom wedge grinds for lefties too and I can switch from my scratch wedges. For the record I hover around scratch/plus player depending on time of year…

  4. kn

    Jan 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I guess the right thing to say is, I hope that having such a high profile golf club maker provide more offerings for left handers will spurn other major brands to do the same. But the truth is, they won’t, because it doesn’t make sense for their bottom line yet. As a left-handed Canadian golfer, I’m very glad to see Miura shake up its line-up.

  5. golfraven

    Jan 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I still may own a set of Miura CBs in forseeable future, those getting more interesting.

  6. joro

    Jan 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    They are nice but I have a set of 8 yr. old KZG Irons made by Miura that are just like the CBs except they have a small offset that I really like. I shafted them with Fiber Steel 75gr shafts and they are great.

  7. Sam

    Jan 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    The hand that controls the dexterity of the shot is the right hand for a left handed shooter. Many right handers “play switch” due to this fact.

    I for one play golf, baseball, and hockey lefty but write right handed.

    Miura might be out of my price range but I’ll never complain about new offerings for our handedness.

  8. Chris

    Jan 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Same club, different grind. No innovation. Hoodwinked us into believing these new clubs. Owned the blades; Great quality and feel, but flawed by the offset design. The 4-PW all have same offset number, and it is apparent at address. Outdated. Bill, blend blade and CB into 1 set with more progressive offset and you will have a ‘Titleist Slayer’…

    • Tom

      Jan 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      and slap some chewing gum and a beaver tail on the end.

      • Chris

        Jan 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Don’t follow, but cute. Maybe I should have said ‘Evolution’, not ‘Innovation’. I meant a more gradual offset to improve the flow and playability, not turn them into shovels. Retain the overall size, look and feel. Just an opinion from someone who’s gamed them.

  9. Don

    Jan 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Well done Miura! I don’t know how many times I have been to their website to find what I want not be available. I love to see another golf company I can consider when I spend all my disposable income!

  10. Ian

    Jan 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Buttery – there I beat everyone else too it. No need for you to post now.

  11. Tom

    Jan 7, 2016 at 10:46 am

    These are beautiful.

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Wunder: Titleist TSi driver first impressions

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Three things I want to address before I kick this off.

  1. “Better, best” will not be addressed. It’s never about that these days only what works for me or you.
  2. I’m not adding TrackMan data to this for one simple reason: It doesn’t matter to me for a first impression. I can get lost in the data and ultimately it confuses my ability to just enjoy the sound feel and look of the driver. Obviously, the fitting was on TrackMan, but in the past, successful drivers for me started with the emotional part. Simply, do I like the thing? Can I look at it? Can I trust it? Can I hit shots with it? That’s it.
  3. When I say “spin this” and “spin that,” it’s always addressing a positive aspect.

On Tuesday of this week, I had the good fortune of visiting the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI in Oceanside, California) to do my TSi metal woods fitting. Won’t get too far into that, but essentially it’s golf heaven in every sense of the word. Like TaylorMade’s Kingdom or Callaway’s ECPC, TPI it’s a gearhead paradise.

Titleist Master Fitter Joey Saewitz (@thejoeysaewitz on IG) was my fitter and after hitting a few balls to warm up, we dug into my gamer driver that I adore.

Current Gamer Spec

TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees @ 8.5). Fujikura Ventus Black 6X (no tipping) 45 inches, D4, GolfPride BCT 58R

I have been constantly messing with my driver between new shafts, lofts, lie, etc. Since I’ve been playing a bit more this month, I’ve had the chance to work on my swing and the driver has been the last thing to come around. I’m working on decreasing dynamic loft through the bag and have not adjusted my driver to match. The point is, I’m hitting the driver solid but have lost a ton of height and spin to keep it in the air.

I’m saying this now because for key metrics I was at a deficiency because of the craftsman not his tools. The SIM I was fit into was/is excellent. So, as you read on, keep in mind that I knew that numbers-wise apples to apples my setup was vulnerable to getting beat out due to my tinkering.

Thoughts

My average numbers these days are are 105-108 mph swing speed, 155-160 mph ball speed, 14-degree launch, and 1,800-2,000 spin. At 43-years-old, when I’m hitting it solid I get a lot out of my driver. IF I’m swinging well, at my low spin, off days can be nauseating with the driver.

LOOKS

TSi3: If two of my favorite drivers 975D and R7 Superquad TP had a baby, the TSi3 would be it. Its flawless appearance-wise. The heel section gives it an onset look that the faders will love and the top line toe section is a bit rounded off to give it an open look without having to crank it open. Not the first time we have heard that but nonetheless, Titleist nailed it.

The face has a cool matte finish that I can’t get into yet, but it frames a white ball excellently.

TSi2: Like the TS2, it has that high-MOI shape, although I will say the top line and transitions are a bit softer on the eye. It’s a driver that looks like it just wants to go high and far. If I wanted to hit something as hard as I could that’s the shape I would look for.

Side note—the black shafts in the TSi3 are almost too cool to even look at—the closest thing to a Darth Vader golf club I have ever seen.

FEEL/SOUND

This is where they really figured it out. Titleist drivers in the past to my ear sounded good but not great. There was always an essence of ting that I couldn’t fall in love with. The TSi series fixed that in totality, like all the great drivers on the market in 2020 it has that hammerhead thud that I adore. When you crunch it, you literally hear crunch. At impact, however, it has a more compressiony (is that a word?) feel than its competitors. The comparison would be a one-piece forged feel vs a hollow body players iron. Both feel excellent but there is a difference. You can feel the ball squeeze into the face which I think most will notice and respond well to.

PERFORMANCE—Not going to compare it to my gamer as it’s not fair, I gear headed my gamer to the point of lunacy. I will only comment on what the TSi series did while testing.

TSi3: The biggest standout here was usable spin. I am not a high-spin player by any stretch, so if I can find a driver that gets me 2,100-2,200 consistently when I flush it, it’s a contender. For a player at my speed to sneak it out there with the big hitters, I have to launch it at 14 at 1,700 spin, and hope I’m aimed correctly. What I found with the TSi was I was getting that performance at 2,100-2,200, and if anything only giving up 2-3 yards all while doing it 5/10 times as opposed to 2/10.

What does all that jibberish add up to? Consistency and something I can play with. Is it longer than my gamer? I have no idea, but we will find out. What I know is I hit a bunch of really good shots with TSi3, and after I got going with it, it was point and shoot. Stable? Yes. Long? Yes. Forgiving? Yes. Playable? Yes.

TSi2: To be honest I only hit a few with the Tsi2 as its not my genre of music. What I can say is it feels apples to apples with the Tsi3, launches higher with a bit more spin, and goes really straight. No shocker there. The high MOI category has a bunch of contenders, and in my opinion, it’s a head weight game. Heavy is always better for stability.

The setup I landed on

I was fit into the (D4 SureFit setting 9 degrees @ 9.75, flat) however after testing a bit at home on course and range, I landed on the D1 setting, which I like. For whatever reason, I can play Tsi3 at 8.25 and still maintain height spin and it flew about five yards further.

Final setup

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees @8.25, D1 SureFit, 44.5 inches, D4 swing weight)

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X (tipped 1)

Overall, the TSi Series drivers will be VERY popular but not for the reasons you would think. It’s playable, you can hit shots with it, that’s the mark of a GREAT golf club. It’s not all ball speeds and carry anymore in my opinion. This is a driver I can go out and play well with, that’s huge for a hack like me. In my experience, I can’t say that about a lot of drivers I’ve tried to make work in the last four to five years. That’s just me. Lots of great drivers every year but I’m a hard case and finding one that’s just right is a challenge.

Ultimately, for me, the best driver on the market is SIM hands down because it performs in the hitting bay and even better on the course—my hunch is Titleist has something that will do the same.

It’s a beautiful driver that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know.

 

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/25/20): Titleist U510, XXIO Red, Tour issue M5 head

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Yenmaster – TaylorMade M5 driver head

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times—if you already have a shaft that you love, buying a driver head is the best way to upgrade and save a few bucks along the way. Is it time for you to trade up?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: M5 Driver head

Member dansrixon – XXIO X Red Driver

This listing is littered with really cool and rare drivers and fairway woods from Cleveland, Srixon, and XXIO, including the XXIO Red driver looking for a new home.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: XXIO Driver

Member kkennedy – Titleist U510 1-iron

The new U500 series utilities are the fastest and most forgiving Titleist have ever made, so if you are looking for a club to keep the ball out of the wind—here you go!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Titleist 1 Iron

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Rkelso1984

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Rkelso1984.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: Rkelso1984

Rkelso1984WITB

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Max (10.5 degrees, set to 9.25 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Devotion-6 04 Flex 65g

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rouge 130MSI 70s

5-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rouge 130MSI 70s

Hybrid: Titleist TS2 (19 degrees, set to 20.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X Evenflow 6.0S 90g HY

Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 HMP (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper lite 110s

Wedges:  Mizuno JPX 919 (50 degrees), Callaway Jaws (54, 58 degrees)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper lite 110s, KBS Hi-Rev 125s

Putter: Ping Heppler Ketsch (34″)

Putter Grip: Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour Pro 140cc

Golf Ball: Taylormade TP5x PIX

Grips: SuperStroke TX1 Mid + 1 Wrap

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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