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Miura Launches MG Collection Irons: CB-2008, CB-1008 and MB-5005

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Miura Golf has launched three new iron models in North America: its CB-2008, the CB-1008 and the MB-5005.

The three irons are part of Miura’s MG, or “Miura-Giken” Collection, which like the company’s recently announced Hayate drivers and fairway woods were previously only available in Asia. The new launch unifies the Miura product line internationally, a key aspect of the company’s recent re-branding efforts. It also sets the stage for a worldwide launch of entirely new Miura product, which is expected in 2018.

In North America, Miura is known primarily for its one-piece forged irons, specifically its blade and blade-like models that target better players. The expansion of the MG Collection gives North American golfers access to two additional better-player irons, as well a mid-sized, multi-material forged iron that can offer golfers additional distance and forgiveness. Learn more about each of the irons below.

Miura MG Collection: CB-2008

The CB-2008 irons have the widest sole of the company’s MG Collection irons (its 20-millimeters wide on the 7 iron), as well as a multi-material construction. Together, the design offers golfers more distance, more forgiveness and more confidence in their game. Compared to Miura’s Passing Point Neo Genesis PP-9005 irons, the CB-2008 irons will offer golfers a more compact size and appearance, as well as a softer feel.

The CB-2008 long irons (5-8) start as a single billet of carbon steel, which is forged into a shape that becomes the body of the club heads. A 4-millimeter forged club face is then welded to the front of the irons to boost performance (see the photos in the gallery above). The short irons (9, PW) use a one-piece, forged construction.

“The CB 2008 epitomizes how advancements in technology can be delivered to golfers of all skill levels,” says Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf. “The midsize clubhead combines a soft carbon forged face and neck with a composite, pocket cavity back. This design allows for a wider sole, lower center of gravity, larger sweet spot and more forgiveness.”

The CB-2008 irons are available in 5-PW and sell for $339 per club.

Miura MG Collection: CB-1008

Like the CB-2008 irons, the CB-1008 irons offer golfers a wide sole (it’s 19 millimeters in the 7 iron). The difference is that unlike the hollow-cavity CB-2008 irons, CB-1008 irons use a one-piece, forged construction that positions mass directly behind the sweet spot of the irons.

The one-piece design of the CB-2008 irons is intended to mimic the feel of the company’s blade irons, while delivering the higher flight and additional forgiveness of Miura’s more forgiving models like the CB-2008 and PP-9005.

The CB-2008 irons are available in 3-PW and sell for $279 per iron.

Miura MG Collection: MB-5005

Miura’s MG Collection MB-5005 irons look and feel much like the company’s traditional blade irons, the company says, but a unique cavity-back structure allows the irons to offer more forgiveness.

Compared to its traditional blade irons, the cuts and channels on the back of the MB-5005 irons trim approximately 15 grams of weight from design, Miura says. The discretionary mass allowed the company to increase the size as the irons, as well as lower the center of gravity, both of which served to expand the sweet spot of the clubs.

The MB-5005 irons are available in 3-PW and sell for $329 per iron.

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  1. rex235

    Jun 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Pretty much like most new Miura CNC Milled irons… RH Only.

  2. The dude

    Jun 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Those Pics tell me nothing!!…why no set up pics???….that’s all most good players care about…(how they appear when you set them down). And how are they “softer”???

    • Skip

      Jun 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Check out mcmahongolf on Instagram. They’ve got the 5005 and 1008 from all angles. I found the s25c used in these heads to be softer than the steel used in the North American lines.

  3. Matt

    Jun 21, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Looking a bit like Srixon’s Z iron range.

  4. Max

    Jun 21, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Why wouldn’t I just buy the Japanese version from Tour Spec for over half off these listed prices?

  5. Guia

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    They look nice, cost too much.

  6. chinchbugs

    Jun 20, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    When did irons start costing more than woods? Oh yeah, 2017. That’s when.

  7. Ude

    Jun 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    wicked >>> tora tora tora

  8. IowaHacker

    Jun 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    They could do without the ugly MG logo on there and just kept the script-ish Miura. This new logo looks just like the cheap MG Golf products, not something as high quality like these are intended.

    • Was

      Jun 21, 2017 at 2:35 am

      But that logo has been there for years though lol

  9. Matt

    Jun 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I’m sorry, thats some fugly equipment.

    • Brian

      Jun 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      What do you play?

      • Matt

        Jun 20, 2017 at 10:37 pm

        MP-4 irons. 2016 M2 driver. Srixon F45 3 wood. UDI 3 iron. Exotics DG Proto putter. Vokey wedges.

      • Matt

        Jun 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        In fairness I didn’t click through the photos. Irons aren’t quite as bad as I initially thought. That logo is rough though. I’m not a looks guy anyway, was really just a random comment, if it plays well (and the steel does look pure) I’d game it in a second.

  10. ComeyforPresident

    Jun 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Any differences in the manufacturing process between these clubs and those from the JDM?

    • Was

      Jun 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      They’re the same clubs. New licensing agreement has made it possible for them to distribute and sell them in the US

      • Bill

        Jul 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

        They could always distribute in the US but out of BC Canada.

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Golf Avenue Find of the Day: Nike T60 fairway wood

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At GolfWRX, we have partnered with Golf Avenue to offer our readers additional value on trade-ins, as well as discounts on used clubs, because if there is anything golf gear heads love, it’s tinkering and testing—both new and old equipment.

Golf Avenue is one of the largest online retailers for used clubs, and with that, there are lots of great deals, and fun clubs to be found, and since we like gear just as much as you—we’re doing some digging for you.

The find of the day – Nike T60 5 Wood

The key feature of the T60 fairways wood is a 60-gram tungsten plug on the sole to lower the center of gravity, increase launch, and boost forgiveness. This particular club has outstanding project potential since the head is in great shape, and it is currently shafted with a stock Nike “ladies” flex.

You can find this club for purchase now at Golf Avenue: Nike T60 Fairway Wood.

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Bettinardi unveils limited-run BB1-Wide “Totally 80’s” putter

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Bettinardi has unveiled its third limited-run putter of 2020: the BB1-Wide “Totally 80’s” putter.

The flat-stick, of which there are just 300 pieces worldwide, is milled to 362 grams from 303 Stainless Steel and features original Honeycomb face milling and a multi-color 6061 Aluminum pocket insert for an 80’s feel.

 

The BB1-Wide “Totally 80’s” putter contains a Tour Blast finish and features a “Betti Boombox” engraved along the sole, geometric shapes on the heel of the face, and “Bettinardi” along the inner neck

The putter is hand-painted in a hot pink, blue, orange, and white color scheme, and comes paired with a custom matching Lamkin SINK Fit grip and Made in USA headcover.

Putter Specs:

  • Model: BB1-Wide Material:
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  • Face Milling: Original Honeycomb
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Weight: 362 Grams Qty:
  • 300 Pieces Worldwide

The new limited-run putter costs $750 and will be available at select Bettinardi specialty dealers worldwide and online at Bettinardi.com on July 16th, 2020 at 10 am CDT in The Hive.

 

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: “KiwiNick”

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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 kick things off with one of our early submissions:

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

Member: KiwiNick

Handicap (per profile): 5

KiwiNick WITB

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (8 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 65 X

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (14 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 75X

5-wood: Callaway XR16 Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 765 TS

Utility Iron: Callaway X Forged UT (21-degrees bent to 22-degrees with 4i shaft length) 
Shaft: Project X Rifle 6.0

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ’16 (5-PW) 
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.0

Wedges: Callaway MD5 (50-10)*, MD4 (54-06)**, PM Grind (58-12)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S200

*(“Wasn’t a fan of the W grind so gave it a custom C grind in my garage”)

**(“56/08 bent to 54/06 for the tight lies on my home links course: Paraparaumu GC, NZ”)

Putter: Odyssey O Works 7S

Golf Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

Putter Grip: Lamkin

Grips: Lamkin Midsize Tour Velvet

From KiwiNick

“It’s taken me nearly two years to land on a #witb that feels fairly permanent. I sometimes add a 2H (Apex 19, 18*) when it’s really blowing outside as the 5W can lose a little distance off the tee into the breeze.

One of my favorite clubs is the 58* PM Grind. I’ve never played with a wedge that was so good from dry sand and mid – deep rough. If you haven’t tried one, you need to demo it. Phil is on to something with these wedges.

The other revelation has been the Tensei Blue AV X flex shafts. I fight a draw that can turn into a low spin hook if my strike heads to the toe. The Tensei Blue is so linear in the way it loads and unloads that I can swing at 110-115mph and have more than enough to make the shaft work. The combo in driver and 3w (which is used 95% as a tee club) has lifted my ‘fairways found’ stats dramatically!”

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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