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Miura releases new putter, two new iron sets for lefties

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For left-handed golfers, purchasing golf clubs is more difficult than it is for righties. It’s not that lefties don’t buy golf clubs (we hear you on GolfWRX lefties!); it’s just there are far fewer left-handed golfers in the world. Lower demand equals lower supply.

But according to recent studies, the lefties are coming. And Miura is taking notice.

“With our operations based in Canada, where recent statistics indicate that some 30 percent of new golfers are lefties, we’re always looking to better serve left-handers,” said Bill Holowaty, Executive Vice President, Product Strategies of Miura Golf. “We are thrilled to offer some more options for those golfers.”

Related: Don’t miss our Q&A with Holowaty, “What makes Miura clubs different?”

For the first time ever, Miura is offering a left-handed putter — the LH KM 006. The company will also release a Y-grind version of its MB-001 and CB-57 irons. Learn more about each of the clubs below.

LH KM-006

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Although it’s a “Series 1957” KM 006 putter, this left-handed model is slightly different than the right-handed version that was previously released. It has rolled top line and tapered heel for a different visual effect.

Like the right-handed version, however, the LH KM-006 is forged using the same forging process as Miura’s irons. The toe-weighted, offset putter also has an oiled-chrome finish and a milled face.

Y-Grind Irons

A club’s bounce and leading edge are crucial at impact, when the club meets the ground. As such, Miura Master Grinder Yoshitaka Miura developed the Y-grind, which debuted in the company’s Series 1957 wedges.

The new grind gave golfers an opportunity to better match their swing characteristics to the sole of their wedges for better turf interaction. Later, Miura incorporated the sole design into the MB-001 and CB-57 irons, which are now available in left-handed models.

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How is the Y-grind different from the standard grind?

Modifications are made to the leading edge and sole, leading to “more efficient” turf interaction for certain golfers. Added contours allow golfers to attain proper bounce and lie angles for each specific iron, according to Miura.

See the difference between the LH MB 001 irons and the LH MB 001 Y-grind irons on Miura’s website:

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The Y-grind also makes other adjustments compared to the standard grinds, such as head weight, density and balance.

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The Y-grind irons have a slightly modified toe profile and top line, as well, providing a different look and feel for golfers that want or need it.

With the new offering, left-handed golfers now have a better chance of finding the Miura iron that’s best for their individual swing and preferences. Before buying, however, remember to get a proper fitting from a professional to see if this grind suits your game.

Find a local Miura fitter here.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. rex235

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Both of these LH Miura models have been around, but not with this special Y sole grind.

    Compare Miura’s translation of these two models with their RH counterparts. They are smaller.

    It’s 2016, yet the depth of the muscle in the back pad appears smaller than the RH models
    Why?
    The Cavity Back model has also been around, but appears smaller than the RH one.

    Would spring on the LH design of the RH CB 57 model Miura made for Jack Nicklaus, but since these LH smears are not the same size, none of Miuras’ RH CNC milled designs will translate.

  2. Dirty Righty

    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Sick of these darn manufacturers forgetting about us righties! Those Y-Grinds look beautiful but nooooo since I am not a lefty I can’t try them. Lift your game Mr. Miura!

  3. Bigleftygolfer

    Jan 8, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I admit it I am a lh handed Miura fanboy however I don’t agree that Miura tournament blades have more offset when compared to my mizuno mp-32 or mp-68 at least not at address. However with that said the tb’s are the easiest blade I have ever hit the tb gives me the feel and flight of a blade as compared to any cavity back iron that I just balloon to the heavens. Further, I have tried every lh players club over the last few years and by tried I mean purchased (no try before buy for a lefty when looking for great clubs) this includes titleist ap2/cb callaway apex pro and mizuno all of which I gave away to various lefty players I am friends with in lower tax brackets than I always landing back with my 8 year old Miura tournament blades.
    What I am saying is I really wish I had the multiple left handed options that Miura is finally offering. I am already considering getting fitted for the y grind and maybe even buy a backup set of the tb in black that are now finally being offered for lefties! (I have wanted them in LH for years as stains are rough on a sunny day)
    I hope that my local Miura dealer / fitter will carry a lh six iron in these sets so I can at least compare the feel to my current tournament blades (tb) . Bottom line any progress for lefties is a positive thing so thank god for Miuraand mizuno two of the few companies offering quality golf gear for the lefty! I may even try the putter although I am pretty happy with my custom made SeeMore. Now all they need to do is expand the wedge grinds or offer custom wedge grinds for lefties too and I can switch from my scratch wedges. For the record I hover around scratch/plus player depending on time of year…

  4. kn

    Jan 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I guess the right thing to say is, I hope that having such a high profile golf club maker provide more offerings for left handers will spurn other major brands to do the same. But the truth is, they won’t, because it doesn’t make sense for their bottom line yet. As a left-handed Canadian golfer, I’m very glad to see Miura shake up its line-up.

  5. golfraven

    Jan 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I still may own a set of Miura CBs in forseeable future, those getting more interesting.

  6. joro

    Jan 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    They are nice but I have a set of 8 yr. old KZG Irons made by Miura that are just like the CBs except they have a small offset that I really like. I shafted them with Fiber Steel 75gr shafts and they are great.

  7. Sam

    Jan 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    The hand that controls the dexterity of the shot is the right hand for a left handed shooter. Many right handers “play switch” due to this fact.

    I for one play golf, baseball, and hockey lefty but write right handed.

    Miura might be out of my price range but I’ll never complain about new offerings for our handedness.

  8. Chris

    Jan 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Same club, different grind. No innovation. Hoodwinked us into believing these new clubs. Owned the blades; Great quality and feel, but flawed by the offset design. The 4-PW all have same offset number, and it is apparent at address. Outdated. Bill, blend blade and CB into 1 set with more progressive offset and you will have a ‘Titleist Slayer’…

    • Tom

      Jan 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      and slap some chewing gum and a beaver tail on the end.

      • Chris

        Jan 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Don’t follow, but cute. Maybe I should have said ‘Evolution’, not ‘Innovation’. I meant a more gradual offset to improve the flow and playability, not turn them into shovels. Retain the overall size, look and feel. Just an opinion from someone who’s gamed them.

  9. Don

    Jan 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Well done Miura! I don’t know how many times I have been to their website to find what I want not be available. I love to see another golf company I can consider when I spend all my disposable income!

  10. Ian

    Jan 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Buttery – there I beat everyone else too it. No need for you to post now.

  11. Tom

    Jan 7, 2016 at 10:46 am

    These are beautiful.

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Farmers Insurance Open Tour Truck Report: Details on Adam Scott’s AutoFlex experiment, Jon Rahm’s new putter (and shoes)

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Adam Scott was spotted testing an AutoFlex SF505XX shaft in his Titleist TSi4 (9 degrees). In early testing, Scott was looking at numbers to the tune of 182 mph, 11 degrees launch, and 2,200 rpm. Scott has been near the top in driving leaders all year, and this switch may be a new way in to optimizing that even more. The AutoFlex shafts are unique in their profile—in simple terms, they are light/stiff, AND whippy. Yes, that’s correct. Word is the shaft will most likely go into play this week.

Charles Howell III tested (and will put in play most likely next week) a set of Mitsubishi Chemical MMT 125 TX shafts. Howell was looking for a bit tighter dispersion with his irons, especially on mis-hits, and found that the MMT gave him that plus a bit more launch with his long irons. Howell would be the third player to make the switch to the MMT 125 TX following Rickie Fowler and Davis Love III. CH3 will have the MMT in his Titleist T100 4-iron this week.

Jimmy Walker went in the opposite direction of Adam Scott going into a Ventus Black 10 X is his TSi3 (8 degrees). It’s a beast of a stick at 43.5 inches, which to Walker felt more comfortable with his new swing.

Max Homa added a Titleist TSi2 7-wood to the arsenal with a Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX shaft.

Wedges with Aaron Dill

Adam Scott switching from 60-14K to 60-12D the change was inspired by Adam needing more forward bounce to control trajectory. True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100 shaft.

Sung Jae Im is changing from 52-08F, 56-08M, 60-04L setup to a 52-08F, 58-04L because of length of golf course. Im wanted to add an extra club to the top part of the bag. Both are set up with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.

TaylorMade

Matthew Wolff was testing new putters with Keith Sbarboro on Tuesday afternoon. Not 100 percent if the Spider Chalk will get replaced, but he was testing a TP Model with a long neck that was pretty cool looking.

Callaway

Patrick Rodgers put the new New Epic Speed Max LS driver at 46 inches with a Fujikura Speeder TR 757 TX shaft in the bag. The new setup gave Rodgers 4 mph increase in ball speed.

Jon Rahm put Callaway’s new Odyssey 2-Ball “10” with a red Stroke Lab shaft in play this week. It’s quite a monumental occurrence as the putter was the final holdout from his TaylorMade days. And peep the Air Jordan 11’s!!

Ping

Louis Oosthuizen put a BGT Stability Tour shaft in his Vault 2.0 Voss Platinum putter.

Old news, but Bubba showed up with these again. Seems to be something he’s committed to.

Another long hitter (although non-staff), JB Holmes put the Ping G425LST in play (9 degrees, Small -) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6X.

Free Agents

Newly minted free agent Lucas Glover showed up to the Farmers with a bag full of PXG Gear. The bag included a mixed set of PXG Gen3 T (4, 5, 6) and ST irons (7-p) with Nippon Pro Modus3 120 X shafts. Glover has a Srixon Z785 driver in the bag with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft. In the woods department: Titleist TSi2 3-wood with a Fujikura Atmos Blue 8 X shaft and a PXG 7-wood with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X shaft. In addition to a PXG putter, Glover has Vokey wedges: SM7 52-12F, 56-14F, SM5 60-08M.

Jason day is making his 2021 debut this week at Torrey with a new Chris Como swing (#workinprogress), and a brand new mixed bag.

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees @8.5)
Shaft: TPT 14 LO 5

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 80 TX

Irons: Mizuno MP20 HMB (3,4) Mizuno JPX 921 Tour (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Wedges: Artisan Prototype (50, 54, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

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If you haven’t already had the chance to dive into the more than 10 galleries of pictures we have from the Farmers Insurance Open being held once again at Torrey Pines, be sure to check them out here in the GolfWRX Tour & Pre-release Equipment forum.

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But if you are looking to get the Cliff’s Notes version of what we have seen at the event so far—like a high school kid prepping for a book report—here are the top things we’ve spotted.

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Charl Schwartzel with Bettinardi wedge in the bag

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Billy Horschel’s Florida Gators bag

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Hunter Mahan’s swing is still pure

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Adam Scott with AutoFlex

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Although less well known outside of the main shaft companies AutoFlex has been making headlines thanks to some in-depth reviews, especially from the team at TXG: Testing Autoflex golf shafts. Adam has gone through a number of shafts recently including a Ventus Red from Fujikura, so it will be interesting to see how this works out.

Jason Dufner with Odyssey Jailbird

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