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Miura custom grind order- Step by step documentation Phase 1 & 2 added

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Well I did it. After years of reading how soft these irons are and only hitting them a few times I finally made the plunge. I ordered a set of Miura irons and wedges. If some of you don’t know me… I love irons. I am a iron collector and it is my passion.

Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

In an effort to make these the perfect set of irons for an obsessed iron aficionado I went to no limits. I asked Miura to add a sole grind for the wet and soft conditions we see in Michigan. I also asked if they could do an all white paint fill. Lastly I asked if they could stamp the irons with my initials (in this case Y3 for the three y’s in easyyy). They said of course. At that point I rolled my eyes and shook my head a little. Then a grin slowly showed up on my face and off the races we went.

For years Miura has forged heads for TaylorMade and other OEM’s. For tour staff pros and retail. I always knew when the top brass for the best equipment companies want to trust a forging house to make the heads for the best players int he world it went to Miura. That made me want them even more. I used to lurk on E-Bay for that special set of “Tour Issued” TMag 300 forged “Lehman grind” irons that I knew Miura made for the Tour guys. They were made in satin or chrome and had different grinds and offsets for the players.

The Father Katsuhiro and his two sons Yoshitaka and Shinei still run the company in Himeji Japan. The passion for excellence is tradition and well documented.

I will be documenting the process the best I can. I ordered the set last month and today I received some pics of the early grinding. I asked them if they would be so kind to take Pics of the process to document this. They said yeas and also asked if video could be used. I said of course!!!

I will add pics every time I get new ones for the next weeks during the build. Here are some of the specs…

3-pw 501 cb (w/ leading edge sole grinds)
“Y” Grind 53* wedge
“K” Grind 56* wedge
I might also add the 7-pw in a blade
Asked for all white paint fill
Satin finish
y3 stamped on them (3 is cubed for the three y’s in easyyy)

They are being made now in Japan. Here are the first pics form today. I am trying to find out who that is that is grinding them.

Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

Phase 2 Stamping-

Ok here is the stamping pics. I asked for a different stamping than my initials. I asked for “Y3” to look like the 3 is “cubed” so it is smaller to represent the 3 y’s in easyyy. So I expected them to stamp the Y and than with another stamp the 3. But it looks like they made a custom stamp. Knowing Miura they did this for a few reasons. Only a guess…

One they didn’t have a small enough 3
the font needed to match the font on the cavity
they wanted the spacing to be exact

I just love this stuff… Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

Here are some pics. They said the heads are being plated right now and should be back in a few days to a week.

Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums

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  1. Ryan

    Apr 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Bring’em Sunday.

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A visit to Golf Pride’s new Pinehurst Headquarters

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Golf Pride has been making golf grips since 1949 and is now the No. 1 grip brand in golf. Rubber grips were rare back when Thomas L. Fawick figured out that rubber could be superior substitute to leather. Fast forward 73 years and the Golf Pride team, including president Jamie Ledford, are welcoming in a new era in golf grips as well as a new headquarters in North Carolina. The new building is located in the iconic Pinehurst Resort, one of the iconic destinations for golf in the United States. Jamie explained how Pinehurst was such an easy choice since the golf world revolves around the community here.

The new Golf Pride building was designed to fit into the Pinehurst Resort with its style and location. Jamie explained how they went to great lengths, including working with the people at Pinehurst, in order to create a timeless look. If the Golf Pride logo wasn’t on the outside of the building you would think you were pulling up to the clubhouse of a private club. The off-white brick, large windows, and dark brown timbers welcome you in to the front door and reception lobby.

The building looks small and quaint from the front, but what you don’t see is what Ledford is so proud ofL a retail store, expansive office space, and a whole prototype facility behind the facade. I was lucky enough to get the full tour and what you don’t see is very impressive. From the large employee lounge to the 9-hole putting course that is built into the floor, it is modern and exciting to be in.

Bringing golfers into the world of Golf Pride is one of Ledford biggest opportunities and you can see his excitement when he showed off the new Golf Pride Retail Lab. This part of the building is where a regular golfer like you and I can walk in and get a new set of grips installed while you wait. The Retail Lab will have all the Golf Pride grips on display as well as full-time employees to educate you on anything you would like to know about grips. As a person who has installed a lot of grips in his day, the new Retail Lab doesn’t have the lingering smell of grip solvent yet! A large counter with stools surrounds a gripping station where you can take a seat and watch your favorite clubs get paired with your favorite Golf Pride grips.

Ledford was also very excited to show off another room near the front of the building that is dedicated to a new endeavor for Golf Pride, data collection. Golf Pride has brought in a new engineer to specifically start collecting data on grips. Ledford explained that this process is in its infancy and they don’t yet have many details they can share. Collecting this data will of course influence future products and also provide more opportunity to educate golfers on their grip and regripping needs.

Speaking of new products, the new CPX grip is the first grip to be released in the new headquarters. We got a tour of the prototype facility in the rear of the building and Golf Pride has diverse collection of machinery there. They have some cutting edge machines, that I can’t talk about, working on some of the latest ideas and designs. Right next to those are machines that have been producing grips for decades. It is here were they are creating brand new designs in small batches as well as mimic the high capacity manufacturing methods to ensure that each grip will meet their high quality standards.

Golf Pride knows that being the No. 1 grip in golf isn’t something that just happens by accident and keeping that title takes evolution. Ledford and his team are committed to making the best grips for golfers on all levels and their new headquarters is offering them a place to take that to a new level.

 

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Martin Trainer WITB 2022 (June)

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Driver: Wilson Staff Staff Model (6.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kai’Li Blue 70 TX

3-wood: Wilson Staff WLabs Prototype (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80 TX

Irons: Wilson Staff Staff Model (2, 4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Wilson Staff Staff Model (52-12, 56, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Prototype Phantom T12
Grip: Pure Grips

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Brandon Wu WITB 2022 (June)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees, 1.5 degree upright lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD GP 7 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees, 0.75 degrees upright)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD GP 8 TX

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees @ 18.75 degrees, 0.75 degree upright lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (4-5), Titleist T100 (5-9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-12D), WedgeWorks Proto (60-T)
Shafts:  Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X (46-56), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron
Grip: Scotty Cameron

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Lamkin

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