Connect with us

Equipment

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

Published

on

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.

 

Your Reaction?
  • 21
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP0
  • OB2
  • SHANK6

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

7 Comments

7 Comments

  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.

Leave a Reply

Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

Forum Thread of the Day: “Anti-hook hybrid?”

Published

on

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from kgeisler13 who is looking to replace his current 3-iron with an anti-hook hybrid. Our members give their thoughts on the subject to kgeisler13, with Ping’s G410, as well as Callaway’s ’19 Apex proving to be popular suggestions.

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.

  • Joelsim: “Ping G410. I’ve hit about 60 shots with my new one and not a single hook. I sold the G400 as it was prone to hooking.”
  • Banker: “G410 flat setting, KBS hybrid 95x. Swing as hard as you want.”
  • Golfingguru11: “Callaway apex has the highest toe and most open face of any I’ve seen since the original idea pro.”
  • eaglestan66: “Titleist 818 H1 can be very fade biased if weight and lie angles are set correctly. This is one of the reasons I purchased the 3 and 4-hybrid version.”
  • phil75079: “The Callaway ’19 Apex hybrid. Everyone who has hit it agrees it is neutral to fade biased.”

Entire Thread: “Anti-hook hybrid?”

 

Your Reaction?
  • 5
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Whats in the Bag

Shane Lowry’s winning WITB: 2019 Open Championship

Published

on

Driver: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70X (45.25″, tipped .75″, D3 swing weight)

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8X

Irons: Srixon Z U85 (2 [18 degrees], 3 [20 degrees bent to 21]), Srixon Z 585 (4 [23 degrees], 5 [26 degrees]), Srixon Z 785 (6-PW)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White TX Hybrid (2), KBS Tour 130X (3-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 (50 [bent to 51, 35.75″, D5], 58 degrees [35.25″, D7.5)
Shafts: KBS Tour Wedge X

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball (Lowry’s putter has an all-black finish, and he switched into it earlier this year at the RBC; 34″)
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 (custom shamrock)

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV Pure White

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (logo down)

Image c/o Srixon (obviously, Lowry does not have all wedges pictured in play)

Additional Shane Lowry WITB notes, via Johnny Wunder

2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, compared to Tommy Fleetwood, is on the other side of the spectrum in regards to brand loyalty. He is Cleveland/Srixon in 12 clubs including the ball with the only two exceptions being the TaylorMade M4 3-wood and his Odyssey Putter. In this case, that makes sense, those clubs seem to be a challenge to swap, especially the 3-wood, and Cleveland/Srixon isn’t really known for putters on the PGA Tour.

I got some interesting intel on his driver Switch from the TaylorMade M2 into the Srixon Z585.

According to Rodney McDonald, VP of Tour Operations for Cleveland/Srixon, Shane is a dedicated staff member that is always willing to get all Cleveland/Srixon in the bag.

On Lowry switching into the Z585 Driver McDonald had this to say

“The switch was very easy. Even though he had won early in the year with another driver, he was not driving it good at all. He is very loyal to our team and our products that he came to us to find a new driver. He instantly loved the look of the Z 585 and once we started testing the numbers were exactly what he was looking for. His main comment about the driver is how his misses are minimal and he can hit all the shots he wants to.”

Your Reaction?
  • 269
  • LEGIT35
  • WOW13
  • LOL7
  • IDHT6
  • FLOP4
  • OB2
  • SHANK18

Continue Reading

Equipment

Tommy Fleetwood’s bag is as awesome as he is (Tommy Fleetwood WITB)

Published

on

I’m obsessed with this guy. If there was a movie about his life, Aaron Taylor Johnson would play him…can we make that happen?

His bag has taken over for my past obsession with Charles Howell III, David Toms, and Rocco Mediate. I’m drawn to players that tweak a bit, it keeps it fun for me on Getty Images at 3 a.m.

Much like a Bernhard Langer, there is no telling what OEM sticks will land in Fleetwood’s bag. It’s awesome and a sign of the non-contract “eat what you kill” mentality shared by some of the biggest names out there (BK and Patrick Reed to name a couple).

Tommy has messed around quite a bit in the past two years with his bag and the fun part is, he’s not afraid to shake it up.

Here is a partial list of clubs that were previously in the bag since ’17 leading up to his current setup

  • TaylorMade M3 driver (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Titleist 917 D2 driver (@ 8.5 degrees) (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood (13 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 5-wood (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80TX shaft)
  • Titleist 917 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Titleist TS3 3-wood (12.75 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Callaway MD4 wedges
  • Ping G410 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Ping G410 7-wood (18 degrees) (Mitsubishi Diamana BF 80T shaft)
  • Odyssey 2-Ball (plumbers neck)

His grips are also a fun one, he goes Blue Golf Pride TVC in his woods, Iomic Sticky in his irons, and black Golf Pride TVC in his wedges. God, I love this guy!

Tommy Fleetwood WITB @The Open

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees @7.5)
*has lofted up a bit, his driver has been down to 6.5 I’ve heard.
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees @14)
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (42.5 inches)
*was in a Ping G410 until the Scottish Open where he switched into the M6.

Irons: TaylorMade GAPR Lo (@18.75), Srixon Z785 (4-iron, 23 degrees), TaylorMade P7TW (5-9)
Shafts: GAPR: Project X 6.5 (39.5 inches), 4-iron: Project X 6.5 (38.5 inches), 5-9: Project X 6.5 (38 inches @ 5-iron, minus 1/2 inch from there) (26, 30, 34, 38, 42 degrees)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (47, 52, 55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedge notes: 48.10F (bent to 47) Tour chrome finish
52.08F raw
56.10 (bent 55) raw
60.08 raw

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3
Grip: Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0


Quick thought: I do see a specific trend when it comes to free agents, and it’s mildly telling. Keep in mind I understand that it’s not 100 percent, but the trends are there.

In woods and wedges specifically, TaylorMade seems to be a popular choice in the overall woods category for non-signed players and Vokey is hands down the wedge of choice. Makes sense in my opinion, I’m not a big “best company” guy, but I do understand the choice. Both companies make and have made extremely high-performing sticks for many years. Consistency in anything is a hard opponent to beat. When Nike bounced out of clubs Rory, BK, Casey, and a few others put Vokeys straight in, and a BK and Casey put TM woods in the bag. (Just an example for context)

Anyway, Tommy Fleetwood is four back going into the final round. I have a weird feeling if it blows he could be holding a trophy.

Your Reaction?
  • 180
  • LEGIT35
  • WOW25
  • LOL11
  • IDHT4
  • FLOP6
  • OB2
  • SHANK12

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Facebook

Trending