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Miura offers fully assembled custom club e-commerce service

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Miura Golf has announced that the company now offers fully assembled custom clubs direct to consumers through its website.

The new e-commerce platform was launched over Thanksgiving weekend, and it allows golfers to build an entire set of clubs custom to their preference. Golfers can choose from 10 different types of irons and custom make their club by choosing between different head, shaft and grip options. As well as the irons, Miura also provides golfers with the opportunity to custom make their driving irons, wedges and putter.

For Miura’s premium club, the MC-501 Chrome (4-iron-PW), customers have the choice between eight different heads, 13 shafts, and 14 grips.

Speaking on the new service, Miura Golf President Hoyt McGarity stated

“We are committed to introducing more golfers to the pure pleasure of hitting a Miura club. With miuragolf.com’s new e-commerce capability, it has never been easier for golfers to have such direct access to Miura products.”

Lawrence Place, CFO, spoke to the target consumer for the fully assembled custom club offerings

“Miuragolf.com is primarily for someone who already knows his/her specs or doesn’t have easy access to an authorized dealer. Our eCommerce offering is not intended to replace a full fitting at an authorized dealer, as we still believe that this is the best way to fit into a set of Miura’s.”

While long-time Miura enthusiasts may be wondering why the company chose this route now, it seems the answer is simple economics: demand.

On that subject, Will Miele, North America Sales Manager, said

“At this point, we wanted to be able to fulfill the demand for consumers who did not have an option to order full built sets of Miura products. So this phase one release gives golfers, who have their specs, the opportunity to go online and place a custom order. We highly recommend golfers seek out Miura dealers in their area through our dealer locator on our website and get properly fit.

“As we develop our website we will be adding features that will help consumers who cannot get to a local dealer a way to narrow down their options for better performance.”

The most expensive custom made iron options begin at $1,960, while the most affordable options start at $1,350. The custom clubs are available now at MiuraGolf.com.

 

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Alfredo Smith

    Dec 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I was considering Miura wedges but not now. To heck with them cutting out the middle man. Even if you know your specs it could be difficult picking the correct shaft…

  2. ogo

    Dec 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    8 iron models to choose from… 8 shaft options… that’s 64 combinations and permutations…. hmmmmmm…. what to do…???!!!!!

  3. Klub

    Dec 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    More options! Except for you lefties! No clubs for you, Satan’s spawn!

  4. Roger

    Dec 7, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I dont see why anyone would pay $1,500 for irons. I know all my specs and can order the components off Ebay and have my club guy put them together for half that all in. Not to mention, its very unlikely Miura would actually get the specs right.

  5. Randy Wall

    Dec 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Yeah, I’d definitely want to get fit first. I have a Miura sand wedge, that feels like a hot knife through butter. Having that through the bag would be wonderful.

  6. Rich Douglas

    Dec 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Where are the single-length clubs?

    And omitting fitting? How is this any different from buying off-the-shelf? More options to confuse people who don’t know what they’re looking for?

  7. Dave

    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I don’t use a 3 or 4 iron. They should have the option of bag set-up.

  8. Miura Sucks Now

    Dec 6, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Miura used to make classy, beautiful golf clubs. Then they decided to do this global brand crap and bring over all the ugly JDM clubs. Bring back the baby blades.

  9. Curt

    Dec 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    This is great. Agree completely, Miura players already know their specs and have been fitted at some point before placing the order. Now they can go direct and cut out the middle man. This is awesome news and others should follow suit.

    • SKip

      Dec 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Cut out the middle man. The guy who’s supposed to provide the necessary fitting for the clubs. Terrible move and a kick in the nuts to all the fitters that supported the company.

      Sounds greedy to me. I’m moving on to the next brand.

  10. Jack

    Dec 5, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Fitting ? What Muira player doesn’t know their specs by Heart all ready ?

    • Lar

      Dec 6, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Because they don’t. Clearly this whole e-commerce thing is to entice new customers, as it says in the above. Therefore, how the heck are the newbies who’ve never played these kinds of irons, but want to really get dialed in, know how to order their specs?
      Downhill for Miura. There’ll be so many of these used irons the glitter of what made Miura, is gone. This is what happens when a Yankee capitalist buys the rights just to make money on some products by just selling the stuff and not really getting behind the quality and reasons for it.

  11. Tiger Noods

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Agree; without a fitting, you’re missing most of the important stuff.

  12. Scheiss

    Dec 5, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Yeah skip the whole fitting thing.
    Forget Miura. The quality has gone way down. If you’re not going to get fit for these, what’s the point?

  13. junior

    Dec 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    … and make that double pepperoni too …. 😀

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Masters fashion commentary”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from manku who opened the forum for a discussion on the best and worst of fashion exhibited at the 2019 Masters. Our members discuss the good, the bad and the ugly on show at last week’s opening major of the year, with some items, such as Adam Scott’s pleated pants, dividing opinion.

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.

  • alecfeltman: ” Adams pants worry me. Go back to the tailored slim version. He was dressing like a king until the masters. Rory looks great. Good fit and style. I’m a fan. I don’t understand the new cotton shirts from Nike. Jason Day on Thursday was odd, Friday he did good. TW – I’m a fan this week. I still don’t get why Patrick Reed is sponsored by Nike? That guy needs to wear some brand like Loudmouth. Koepka loves those crazy hats – I dig it. What is the connection between Nike “Snake Pack” and Augusta? I don’t see it. Can someone explain?”
  • elpadidji: “Went here after I saw Adam Scott, thought he looked super good. Got some Arnold Palmer vibes from him.”
  • hardcalier: “Kind of a bad week for fashion in my opinion. Adam Scott’s pants were super baggy like 3 out of 4 days. Tiger looked like he dusted off his wardrobe from 15 years ago. Fortunately, his game from 15 years ago came with it. Adidas stuff is pretty plain, never looks great but never looks awful either. Jason Day looks a little heavy in plaid. Koepka’s print hats were terrible.”
  • Yanki01: “Adam Scott who usually keeps it simple and clean looked hideous. Same for Jason Day and the yellow pants. Not sure if it was the old school look he was going for, but the AM shoes didn’t flow well. Some classic shoes maybe would have helped with some trimmed pants. Justin Thomas was best dressed and usually always is.”

Entire Thread: “Masters fashion commentary”

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Honma T World 747 Rose Proto MB irons are coming to retail

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When Justin Rose signed with Honma in at the beginning of January, speculation ensued as to which irons the Englishman would play. Quickly, we learned Rose would game T World 747 Rose Proto MB irons — and he took to the clubs quickly, winning the Famers Insurance Open later that month.

So, clearly, the S20C mild steel irons work for Rose, as they’ve been in his bag since that point, but will they work for the general consumer? Up until this point, we’ve been unable to answer that question, as the irons were tour only. With today’s news, however, we now know Rose Proto irons are coming to retail.

According to the company, the irons, which are forged at Honma HQ in Sakata, Japan, are the result of several months of testing and modification in conjunction with Rose.

The world No. 2 had this say: “The idea of having a hand in the collaborative design process for my set of clubs was extremely exciting. Working with the Honma master craftsmen to create an iron that felt and looked great for me was one of the biggest thrills of my career.”

The irons feature varying CG throughout the set to achieve Rose’s preferred trajectories and a combination satin front and mirror back finish, as well as blended muscleback design.

Full specs below.

Rose Proto MB irons will sell for $175 USD per club and will come in a 4-10 iron set configuration. The company will also offer a 3-iron separately.

 

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Spotted: Dustin Johnson with new Fujikura Ventus prototype at the Masters, RBC Heritage

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Beyond the obvious big news of some guy named Mr. Woods winning his fifth green jacket this past weekend, there were some pretty interesting developments with another player that runs on a first name basis or at least initials: DJ switched drivers MID tournament and had a new Fujikura Ventus prototype shaft to go along with his new TaylorMade M6 as he took on Augusta National Saturday and Sunday.

We don’t have all the details yet, but from what we have heard so far this new Prototype Black Ventus is an even lower launching version of the blue Ventus currently available. If history is correct, and we are looking at a line extension, then the colors tell a lot of the story. The Atmos line features both a blue and black version with a final higher-launching red version to round out the series in what Fuji calls their color-coded launch system to make fitting and product recognition just that much easier.

Photos of the “black” prototype via Fujikura.

It’s not unusual for shaft companies like Fujikura to bring out prototype profiles utilizing technologies from their newest lines to try and get them into the bags of more players. Fuji’s newest technology is VeloCore, and we have already seen it adopted at a high rate. Here is some more info from Fujikura to explain the technology

“VeloCore is a multi-material core comprised of ultra-high modulus Pitch 70 Ton Carbon Fiber (about 150% stronger and more stable than T1100g) and 40 Ton bias layers that are the full length of the shaft for incredible stability. VeloCore Technology promotes consistent center-face impact and provides ultimate stability, tightening dispersion and increasing control. The result is a shaft that maximizes the MOI (moment of inertia) and ball speed of your clubhead through the reduction of twist during the swing and at impact, especially on off-center hits.”

This makes sense, considering any contact made beyond an absolutely perfect (almost impossible from a physics standpoint) strike in line with the COG of a driver head traveling at 120 mph will result in twisting at impact — MOI is maximized in driver heads to increase stability along with spin with Ventus and VelocCore, Fujikura thanks to their Enzo system, is better understanding how that relationship works with the shaft to produce new and better products.

Anyway, since we know DJ deviated from his traditional Fujikura Speeder Evolution II Tour Spec driver shaft for his weekend rounds this past weekend, we can expect to see it again this week at the RBC Heritage this week at Hilton Head, and we’ll have our eyes peeled to see where else this shaft pops up on tour.

Johnson teeing off during Wednesday’s RBC Heritage Pro-Am.

 

 

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