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Miura Golf’s buyer revealed

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The official Miura-related announcement you’ve been waiting for: Billionaire investor, banking magnate, and golf enthusiast Howard Milstein has acquired global rights to distribute Miura Golf equipment.

We broke the news of Miura’s sale earlier this month, and new company president Hoyt McGarity told us the company’s trademark quality and pricing will remain consistent under the new ownership.

Milstein and family have acquired a majority interest in distribution rights, according to a press release, which also officially confirms Hoyt McGarity, founder and CEO of TrueSpec will serve as company president.

“We are excited to announce this new partnership and new chapter in Miura Golf’s storied history,” Milstein said. “We believe that Miura, with its decades-old reputation as perhaps the world’s finest designer and manufacturer of forged clubs, represents an ideal partner in the golf equipment category and is a tremendous fit with our company.”

Milstein is Chairman, President and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust — the nation’s largest privately owned, family-run bank — and its operating bank, Emigrant Bank. Also a successful real estate investor, Milstein is perhaps most interesting for our purposes as the business partner of Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus family since 2007.

Also interesting: It appears the two golf companies under Milstein’s charge will be working together in some capacity, a story we will continue to follow.

“We focused on strategic opportunities and aligning ourselves with likeminded partners and companies that mirror the high standards long established by Jack and his company,” Milstein said. “Miura Golf is such a company, and we are pleased and proud to announce this partnership.”

Founded in 1957, Katsuhiro Miura’s company has been making handcrafted forged irons of the highest quality for 50 years. According to the company, professional golfers have won several major championships using its clubs, specifically its forged players irons, without endorsement contracts. The company has also produced forged irons for major OEMs.

Once the undisputed leader in the ultra-premium equipment space, billionaire Bob Parsons-owned PXG has fired a shot across the company’s bow, cutting into market share over the past three years. Now, it would seem, Miura is equipped with similar firepower.

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  1. Jim

    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    It appears to be merely a distribution deal.

    http://miuragolf.com/Miura-Milstein.pdf

    • Eric

      Jan 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      How are they gonna spell Miura incorrectly in its own press release *smh*

  2. Jim

    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Must agree with Mark – “Muira Golf’s buyer revealed” and “acquired global rights to distribute Miura Golf equipment” are, to me, not one and the same thing.

    Will the company (Miura) that manufactures the highly sought-after irons change in any way? Or have they (Katsuhiro Miura & sons) merely sold the global distribution rights to Mr. Milstein?

  3. ButchT

    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Until you can finance PXG or Miura irons like a home or car, I am out of their market!

  4. Shallowface

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Looking forward to seeing a set of Jack Nicklaus Miurafield irons.

  5. Mark

    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:49 am

    “Muira Golf’s buyer revealed” and “acquired global rights to distribute Miura Golf equipment” are, to me, not one and the same thing. Please clarify. Has Milstein bought the company or has he just acquired the global distribution rights?

  6. JThunder

    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Another smaller company bought by a billionaire. Just what the world needs.

  7. S Hitter

    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    That would be 60 years, mate. Can you do maths?

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees, A1 SureFit)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit)
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Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 (21 degrees @20, C1 SureFit)
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Irons: Titleist T200 (2), Titleist T100 2021 (4-9)
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Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009
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Grips: SuperStroke S-Tech

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2021)

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Here are the clubs Tiger used in Japan that week. Save for prototype versions of the TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind wedges, Woods’ setup was the same as for his spellbinding 2019 Masters triumph.

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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In our forums, our members have been talking about occasions they have purchased a club for the second time.

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