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This new Miura documentary is must-watch stuff for equipment junkies

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Last week, we told you a Miura documentary was on the horizon. Today, it’s here.

The mysterious Japanese company’s wares have had a cult following in the golf equipment space since company founder, Katsuhiro Miura, began forging and hand-grinding clubs in 1957. The three-chapter documentary short begins by looking into company history, building techniques, and Miura’s reputation globally.

“Within Japan, the name Miura, specifically the name of our founder, Katsuhiro Miura, it is a legend,” says Shinei Miura.

Such is the bold, and entirely appropriate, start to Discovering Perfection: The Miura Story, and it only gets more interesting from there.

Just 10 minutes in length, this short documentary is well worth your time. Check it out!

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  1. Thomas

    Mar 21, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Howard Milstein is a usurous snake. First Nicklaus and now Miura selling out to snakes. Keep your money away.

  2. Mat

    Mar 20, 2018 at 2:26 am

    That is some great marketing material.

    I can speak to the tolerances. That is a real thing; they are dead on. Every. Single. Time.

    Just make sure you understand what you’re getting. Pure strikes do feel great. Like all blades, misses are punished. In the right hands, they really are nice. It’s one set of irons that will cure you of WRXism.

  3. Brett Weir

    Mar 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Where’s the video??!?!

  4. dat

    Mar 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    annndddd…it’s gone

  5. Jim Donegan

    Mar 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Video is unavailable.

  6. Shepard

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I have a set of Miura MC-102 Cavity backs which I got as pulls. I used them consistently for at least five years. They had almost no wear on them after the five years I used them (and still have them). This is amazing. I think the extra stamping does make the metal denser and as a result stronger. They are not soft clubs though. Lets say they are solid without being clicky. The specs are absolutely spot on which is a testament to their quality. They hit solidly, as I said, and I think the better you are the better you play. Not to say they don’t play well period. People in the know always want to hit them and are never disappointed. I put good recoil shafts in them (I am getting older) and can’t wait to play them when we complete our move to Florida in less than a week.

  7. youraway

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Liked the story but the “background Music” is really foreground music and excessively loud. One would think today’s audio experts could do better. I want to hear voices, not drowned by music.

    • bogey jones

      Mar 21, 2018 at 4:29 am

      i felt the same way…
      the production value is horrendous, this video could have been so much cooler in the hands of right filmmakers.

  8. stan

    Mar 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Ahhhh…. the Miura mojo built into each iron head…. but not the hosel which is a cheap steel pipe that is spin-welded to the forged clubhead body. Of course additional forge stamping will create a denser metallurgy that will create a superior performing iron… ya think? 😛

  9. rex235

    Mar 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Great story. Great clubs. Exceptional design.

    RH Only.

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Tweets of the Week: Aaron Rodgers wants Hosung Choi as a partner, Adam Hadwin’s disbelief, and a fan keeps Phil Mickelson informed

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Adam Long was a shock winner at the Desert Classic, and Shane Lowry captured the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, his first title in almost four years. But here are some things you may have missed over the last week, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere.

Aaron Rodgers Wants A Piece Of Hosung Choi

Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, made his request to play with internet sensation Hosung Choi at next month’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am…

…who wouldn’t want to play with him, right?…

…And it looks like Rodger’s is getting his wish.

Jerry Kelly’s Impossible Eagle

Rodgers’ partner at Pebble Beach last year made one of the craziest eagles ever seen at last week’s Champions Tour event in Hualalai.

Adam Hadwin’s Disbelief

While over on the PGA Tour, Adam Hadwin didn’t do very well at hiding his shock that this putt from Phil Mickelson didn’t drop on Sunday evening.

Fan Keeps Mickelson Informed

Speaking of Lefty, a fan was courteous enough to inform the 48-year-old of the situation in the NFL game between the Saints and Rams. What a gentleman.

Alan Shipnuck Critiqued

While acclaimed Golf.com writer, Alan Shipnuck, received some positive feedback from a reader last week.

The Content Committee

The European Tour released this funny video of some of the European Tour’s biggest names brainstorming for ideas to boost content on the Tour. I’m all in on “Monty’s Pythons” by the way.

 

 

 

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I wasn’t ready for the 2019 Rules of Golf

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We weren’t ready. We thought we were, but we weren’t.

For the last year, the USGA reminded us that in 2019 Rules of Golf were coming, but we didn’t listen. We heard the flag stick could remain in and we heard that you could take a penalty drop from knee-height.

But we didn’t listen.

I bet none of you have even practiced using your putter to flatten the entire green between your ball and the cup. You can do that now.

I’m also sure that you and I will continue to hover our club in all hazards, er, penalty areas. Yeah, we’re calling it a penalty area now.

The USGA went to the extreme depths of changing words all to simplify the game for you.

I don’t think the USGA listened either.

The rule changes were intended to speed up play and simplify golf for amateurs. Seems like a good idea. In turn, they may have bamboozled the PGA Tour while confusing the only amateurs who kind-of, sort-of knew the rules.

The pros didn’t need a new rule book, the amateurs just needed a simple one.

Us “locals” as the USGA refers to amateurs, do have one extremely fluid perk. When hitting a ball OB, or following a lost ball, you can drop with a two-stroke penalty instead of walking back to the tee. This of course, is dependent on your course, head professional, tournament conditions, and other factors including and not limited to what phase the moon is in.

If that’s somewhat confusing, read up, ask about your local rules, and buy a few extra sleeves. Reason being, in 2019, the limit on searching for a golf ball has been cut from five to three minutes.

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But wait, there’s good news.

Thanks to the USGA, if you accidentally move your ball as you frantically high-step through fescue, it’s no longer a penalty! What an exciting 180 seconds that will be!

If you somehow don’t find your golf ball in the hazard penalty area, the USGA tried to help us out, which they did, yet regrettably took away a more iconic portrait on the golf course.

The rigid, stoic stance and forceful drop of a ball at shoulder-height.

And we let it happen.

Now, we’ll watch a defeated man deliberately bend to his knees and gingerly drop his ball…Which, by the way, appears to be a convenient way for cheaters to “take a drop” that ideally doubles as “identifying my first ball”.

Don’t even get me started on the back issues this could flare up.

We heard in late 2018 that Bryson DeChambeau would use the flagstick when the odds were in his favor. He even laid it out simply for us.

“It depends on the COR, the coefficient of restitution of the flagstick.”

Simple.

We didn’t listen Bryson, we didn’t believe. We also have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about.

But hey, as Bryson would say, don’t hate the player, hate the game. Yeah, he’d clearly never say that, but here’s to hoping!

We heard he would do it, but we didn’t believe it. We had to see to believe. What we saw was DeChambeau first in strokes gained putting in the very first round he was allowed to do it.

Obviously, this trend will continue for DeChambeau, and others may join in, because what is golf if not a constant chase for a marginally better opportunity at success.

Watch your back, because those others that may join in could be closer than you think. You may turn around to find a fellow member asking for the flag on their next 12-footer.

It should be a fun year of commentary and confusion at your local club and on the PGA tour. Professionals will have constant questions for rules officials, and commentators will consistently question Bryson’s methods.

There is one real question I hope is answered this April.

What will we do when Bryson banks in a downhill putt at No. 2 of Augusta?

Will we be ready? Will Augusta?

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Tweets of the Week: Justin Rose shows off his Honma clubs, Justin Timberlake does Happy Gilmore and Barack Obama’s new swing

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Over the last seven days, Matt Kuchar brought home the bacon at the Sony Open, while golf fans got a look at plenty of new equipment releases for 2019. But here’s some things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere in the last week.

Justin Timberlake’s Draw

Ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, and he can hit a perfect draw Happy Gilmore style. Bit annoying.

Rose Showcases His New Honma Clubs

Still waiting to make his first start of 2019, the World Number 1 is ready to go as a member of Team Honma.

Chez Reavie Goes Bananas

In case you missed it, Chez Reavie became the first player since the PGA Tour began keeping records to make three eagles on three par 4’s in a single round. The fact that he holed out each one from the fairway is quite incredible.

Obama’s New Swing

Barack Obama has had a bit more free time over the past couple of years, since, well you know, he’s not running the country anymore. How do you rate his swing, GolfWRXers?

Double Hit Rule

This video has caused much confusion over the past week on social media. The double hit rule may have changed in 2019, but this attempt is still illegal. Impressive either way you look at it though.

 

 

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