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New Miura CB-301 irons feature the largest sweet spot in company history

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Miura Golf has announced the launch of their newest line of cavity back irons, the Miura CB-301.

Hand-forged in Miura’s Himeji, Japan factory, the company claims that the Miura CB-301 is the longest forged cavity back iron that they have yet to produce.

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Speaking on the new additions, Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf, stated

“We are excited to bring a new level of distance and performance to Miura Golf. With the CB-301, we’ve created the finest forged cavity back in Miura’s history.”

The new irons from Miura feature a greater offset and larger sweet spot than previous additions, for improved accuracy and distance on shots,  and aims to offer golfers an iron with the feel and playability of a players iron, with the forgiveness and distance to improve golfers of all levels.

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Each club features a variable sole and cavity thickness which aims to optimize the center of gravity. Through this optimization of the COG, the CB-301 aims to deliver more forgiveness while maintaining excellent feel on all shots.

Earlier this month, World Number 57 Abraham Ancer notified his followers on social media that he would be gaming Miura’s new CB-301 irons, submitting this post on Instagram.

Until now, the company had not produced a fully forged cavity back since 2011, and speaking concerning the new CB-301, Jason Rutkoski, executive vice president of Miura Golf said

“We set out to design a golf club that could be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. The CB-301 takes the most innovative design elements of our traditional models and blends them with modern techniques, resulting in the longest iron we’ve ever produced.”

The new CB-301 comes plated in nickel chrome with a satin finish and is available to purchase now from MiuraGolf.com. Prices start from $1,960 per set, and you have the opportunity to choose the head, shaft and grip of your choice through Miura’s custom club e-commerce service.

 

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  1. AC

    Jan 18, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    More forgiving than the neo genesis 9005?

  2. Tony

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Saw them yesterday, looked good but not a way Miura has historically gone in terms of offset, jacked lofts, wider soles.
    Also, the article says its their first forged CB since 2011, well, what do they call the CB57 model from just a coupe of years ago?

  3. Miuralovechild

    Jan 18, 2019 at 4:07 am

    I have them all! The 202 is my favorite. No offset, razor thin top line, and narrow sole. Dam near impossible to find a set with conforming grooves . The next *uckstick that complains about the spin weld hosel is going to get strangled by my hand going through their computer screen. Without the hosel, the club sets deeper in the dye and the final strike is delivered with much more force allowing the grain structure to be even tighter. Most of you morons still don’t know the difference between SL and circle K either.

  4. toyzrx

    Jan 17, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Miura is no longer Miura. Not sure if Miura buyers are looking for forgiveness. Their older stuff was way better.

  5. Tom

    Jan 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    WOW! Miura is hoping to double their US sales in 2019, from 10 sets to 20! lol!

  6. krip

    Jan 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    #dreambag

  7. 2putttom

    Jan 16, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I like the write up and will give em’ a try.

  8. JP

    Jan 16, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Offset? That pic is at an angle

  9. DB

    Jan 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

    These look incredible. I’m not sure about a 44-degree PW for these, but whatever. I guess they are easy to bend.

    Lofts for 4-PW are 22º 25º 28º 32º 36º 40º 44º

    • Mr. Obvious

      Jan 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      bend the loft….increase the bounce. Sooo…..don’t bend the lofts

  10. BJ

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Ancer’s bag might be the best the best looking on tour

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WRX Spotlight: Quick-Up driving range

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Product: Quick-Up driving range

Pitch: Via Quick-Up: “Using our UT-TEC TM rapid hub deployment system and hanging net impact absorption technology, we created the most unique and functional Golf practice net ever…It’s fast easy set-up and convenient storage and mobility make it an ideal anytime/anywhere practice range. In seconds you can easily have your personal driving range. It’s a powerful, functional and sturdy golfer’s practice tool. Practice all Woods, Hybrids, and Irons with a real ball…”

Our take on the Quick-Up driving range

Avid golfers are seemingly always looking for an easy, convenient place to practice. Of course, a full range is ideal, but we don’t always have the time. The Quick-Up Golf Driving Range tries to provide an affordable solution for us junkies out there to get in our daily dose of practice.

The Quick-Up Driving Range definitely fills a need in the marketplace. Its strength is its portability and doing what its name implies: It sets up in moments and can be taken down in nearly as quickly. It comes with some nice extras such as short game targets and a “shank guard.”

Still, if you are looking for a foolproof option – meaning near-zero chance of a ball missing the net and destroying something that shouldn’t be, you should look elsewhere in the marketplace. Even the fairly pricey Quick-Up Deluxe in not very wide at 10 feet. Set it up in your house and you may eventually have some drywall repairs to do.

While its light weight keeps it portable, it doesn’t’ feel as sturdy and durable as we’d like it to be. Outside, stiff winds can blow it around and the manufacturer recommends using the stakes included for safety. And while initial folding is quick, getting it back in the carry bag may be another story.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Most forgiving driving iron?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from aceo36 who asks fellow members for their choice of most forgiving driving iron. Plenty of different driving irons receive a mention, with Srixon’s U65 proving to be one of the most popular choices.

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.

  • Jwin323: “I just got a Ping G410 Crossover 2, and it’s pretty forgiving. Very easy to hit off the deck because of its sole camber.”
  • thekiwii: “The bigger, the more forgiving. The ping crossover series is probably the biggest. Adams DHy is very under the radar and underrated. You can hunt one down for cheap. Titleist TMB is small, but it has tungsten weighting to increase the forgiveness.”
  • arobbins3: “I play the Srixon U65, and it’s the most forgiving one I’ve played (T-MB, Taylormade, etc.).”
  • ScottJN: “I picked up the u85 on a whim, got the stock recoil shaft and it flies higher than I’d like on a typical shot.  However, the club is so easy to hit and an automatic 250 off the tee (2iron).”

Entire Thread: “Most forgiving driving iron?”

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GolfWRX Spotlight: P2 putter grips

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Product: P2 putter grips

Pitch: From P2: “The patented P2 technology is based on the way the shaft is housed through the bottom of the grip. This effectively elevates the golfer’s hands at address, locks the wrists in place and creates sought after shaft-forearm symmetry.”

Our take on P2 putter grips

Putting is the one part of golf that truly levels the playing field – a sliding two-footer is worth just as many shots as a 345-yard drive, and from beginner to pro, we’ve all experienced the simple agony of missing one we know we really should have made. With so much recent focus on redefining putter technology the one part of the club that is still highly overlooked is the grip — but P2 is trying to change that.

The key part of the P2 design is the Bottom Shaft Housing that positions the grip asymmetrically around the shaft – on the vertical plane (don’t worry the grip are 100 percent symmetrical). This design, fully legal under the rules of golf, has scientifically proven through the use of Quintic, results that show both improved strike pattern on the face as well as getting more putts started on line at the intended target.

Part of the reason this design helps golfers putt more consistently is that it puts the putter more inline and on plane with the forearm to help create a single motion. As much as we would all love a putting stroke that flows as smoothly as Ben Crenshaw or Brad Faxon the amount timing needed in the hands to produce great results through these methods is often too difficult even for the better player to achieve. In a way, the P2 Grip design helps you get into an “armlock” position without fully overhauling your putting technique (and it allows you to keep your current putter).

In my personal testing, I decided to use the P2 Core Classic. This was my preferred grip since it offers the smaller width while giving the full experience of the Botton Shaft Housing tech. My putter specs are generally flatter than most with a lie angle around 68 degrees, when using a traditional grip this results in having the butt end point more towards my belly button and, as I’m fully willing to admit, a more rotational stroke. I never had to adjust any of the specs on my putter to get the grip to do exactly what it says it will. The grip plane became more aligned with my forearm and after a small adjustment period to the new shape, I was 100 percent making a more pendulum stroke with less arc. So far, results inside have proven to be a success, and I’m looking forward to taking it out to the course once the season really gets started.

Within the P2 lineup, there are four shapes and two weight categories to choose from to allow the player to find the exact fit for both grip method and balance. The original “Core” series is on the heavier side of the grip weight spectrum, but for many players using modern heavier putter heads this could be a huge advantage to help give your putter a higher balance point, and at the end of the day, produce a smoother putting stroke. As the current trend of research from multiple OEMs has proven, a higher balance point through weight distribution can lead to some big improvements in stroke consistency.

Whether its a claw, cross-handed, or more of a traditional grip method you use, there is a P2 grip that should fit your style and hopefully help you sink a few more putts.

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