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Miura introduces K-Grind 2.0 milled wedge, featuring signature knuckled sole of the 1957 model

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Miura Golf has today unveiled its latest wedge — the K Grind 2.0, which is designed with the original 1957 K-Grind in mind.

The new K-Grind 2.0 features the signature knuckled sole of the 1957 model. The fluted sole of the new wedge is designed to keep the clubface square at impact, while the three knuckles of the K-Grind 2.0 also aim to deliver increased playability through every type of turf.

The face of the K-Grind 2.0, as well as the grooves, are fully milled in a bid to increase spin on both intermediate and full shots. The club’s sole grind features increased bounce and roll, along with heel and toe relief, which is designed to stabilize the swing of golfers of all skill levels.

Speaking on the new addition, Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf, said

“The K-Grind 2.0 is the next generation of the trusted and distinctive product line that performs dependably through every turf. With this club, we have produced a superior wedge that is just as versatile as it is visually striking.”

The hand-forged K-Grind 2.0 comes available in 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60-degree lofts. The club, which possesses a lie angle of 64 degrees, arrives in a choice of 19 branded shaft options and 14 grips.

The K-Grind 2.0 is available to purchase now from MiuraGolf.com as well as Miura Golf authorized dealers around the globe, with prices starting at $295.

 

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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 @giannimosquito

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  1. Dan

    Mar 11, 2019 at 1:32 am

    They say the knuckles help keep the head square. Considering that with foward shaft lean the trailing edge does absolutely nothing on square settup shots, this is totally BS. When opening the face it could help with reducing the surface area that interacts and produce a low bounce reaction. Probably not something you want in a sand club but probably great for a LW. I wouldn’t trust a 1957 idea on grind and bounce considering the way courses we’re kept at the time and the lack of equipment companies knowledge on grind/bounce options. Vokey only in the last few years starting offering multiple grinds due to their knowledge and tour player feedback. We used to grind our own because we as players knew what did what and created what the equipment manufacturers wouldn’t and couldn’t

  2. Knocker

    Mar 7, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    What happens when you open the club all the way, do the notches get you stuck

    • Perry747

      Mar 9, 2019 at 1:36 am

      Not at all. They are tremendous wedges. I have 52, 56, 60 & 64. I’m sure they will occasionally put out a very small number of 64’s. Small numbers like 18 one year and 24 in another year. Not for everyone but well worth looking at and maybe trying. Works of art.

  3. Tom

    Mar 7, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    WOW! Bringing back a design shows they have nothing better to launch? These designers are all out of new ideas it seems….USGA rules have turned club design into putting lipstick on a pig or apple polishing….nuttin new!!!….Sellers be sellin!

    • Tom2

      Mar 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Looks like you made basically the same comment on the “hottest drivers” post. It’s okay for you to repeat thoughtless responses but not okay for equipment companies to improve on proven successful ideas? Might want to take the log out of your own eye before talking about the speck in someone else’s.

      • Tom

        Mar 8, 2019 at 12:43 pm

        USGA rules make it IMPOSSIBLE to produce clubs with meaningful performance improvement….are you completely uneducated, or do you work for a golf equipment manufacturer selling snake oil technology stories?

        • enoughmoronspam

          Mar 8, 2019 at 2:59 pm

          You’re stupid if you think that moving CG doesn’t affect a club, try hitting a srixon 965 vs a 71 MT forged iron. CG is lower in the other and is easier to launch and mass in different places equals more forgiveness in those areas.

          Maybe stop being stuck in 1965, and learn to adapt with the world.

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Top 5 modern glued-hosel drivers

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Modern adjustable drivers are a marvel of engineering and something we now take for granted—considering every OEM utilizes some type of adjustable system to assist with fitting and dialing in launch conditions.

However, as every WRXer knows, before we had these tools to our disposal, we had to rely on the good old-fashion glued-in shaft drivers.

These five models are among the best from the recent past.

TaylorMade Burner SuperFast TP

Released in the fall of 2010, the Burner SuperFast TP was the undisputed king of ball speed for a very long time. Many will default to thinking the R510 TP was one of TaylorMade’s best, but for both the average golfer and for tour pros, this 460cc driver offered a lot more forgiveness than the R510 thanks to its size and aerodynamics. For those who had one, it stayed in the bag for a long time if you got the shaft right.

Adams Insight Tech a4 Prototype 9015D

Adams. Really?

It was a question a lot of people asked when these started showing up in golfer’s bags.

The 9015D was the brother to the original Adams 9016D, which was specifically built for the long drive circuit when Adams Golf was the official sponsor. It had a high toe profile and sat open at address—something that was often hard to come by in the glued hosel era of driver design.

One fun thing to consider when looking back at this driver is the protruding mass towards the back of the head to lower the center of gravity—vaguely similar to the TaylorMade SIM’s Inertia Generator and Cobra’s SpeedBack—minus the multi-material construction. Those Adams engineers were onto something!

Titleist 905R

Titleist’s very first 460cc driver was introduced not long after the 400cc 905S and the 905T (made famous by the notorious old-club using Steve Stricker) hit the scene.

The 905R stayed in some player’s bag for an extended period of time, including the bag of Adam Scott, who didn’t switch until the 910 came along. Many golfers referred to the 905R as a big version of the famous 975J, and from address it’s hard to argue.

Callaway FT Tour

One of Callaway’s first “tour” style drivers. The original version of the FT Tour was called the FT-9 Tour Authentic and was Callaway’s attempt to compete with the popular Tour Preferred line from TaylorMade. The price tag was high but so was the performance.

The FT Tour was a workable low spin driver and the grandchild of the FT-5 TH—a tour only driver that offered Callaway’s very first traditional-style hosel and got them away from the S2H2 designs that built the brand in the 90s. At 460cc’s, it still looks small by today’s standards, but if you can find one give it a hit.

Bridgestone J33R 460

The J33R 460 will go down as one of the all-time best drivers of its era. Its popularity even made trying to find one more difficult than it should have been at the time because Bridgestone struggled to find brick and mortar stores to carry their hard goods (beyond golf balls) at a time when big-box was the king of golf retail. The J33R was the third generation of the J33 driver line that included the J33P (375cc) and the original J33R (420cc).

Stuart Appleby famously hit a 426-yard tee shot at the 2006 Mercedes Championships (Tournament of Champions in Hawaii) that nearly went over the green of the par-4 12th hole with the J33P—now imagine the punch of the 460 version!

What do you think of these selections, WRXers? Any drivers you’d add?

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Today from the Forums: “New Bettinardi putters at the Honda Classic”

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Today from the Forums we take a look at a selection of new Bettinardi putters from the 2020 Honda Classic. Our members have been discussing the flat-sticks in our forum, with the horizontal alignment aid on one particular model proving to be very popular.

For lots more photos, check out the entire thread here.

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.

  • wam78: “Love that black inovai! Really wish I could get one with fly mill face. The shape is so nice I’m seriously contemplating giving the retail one a shot. Never used the fit face, so I’m a little worried with how soft it feels with distance control.”
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  • AdamStoutjesdyk: “Yessss more horizontal alignment aids!!!”

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Today from the Forums: “New Odyssey/Toulon putters at the 2020 Honda Classic”

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Today from the Forums we shine the light on an array of new Odyssey/Toulon putters featured at this week’s Honda Classic. The flat-sticks have gotten quite a reaction from WRXers, who have been particularly impressed with the company’s Las Vegas long slant neck creation.

For lots more photos, check out the entire thread here.

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.

  • Golfingfanatic: “LV with the long slant is so sick!”
  • My2Dogs: “That 10 with the 3 site lines is very interesting. Especially if the Triple Track is too busy for some. Also that double line on that Toulon Las Vegas. Great choices this year.”
  • timothyjames333: “Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini ftw.”

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