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Miura Launches ICL-601 Driving Irons in North America

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Looking for a long-iron replacement that’s easier to hit than the MG Collection CB-2008, CB-1008, and MB-5005 irons? Meet Miura’s new MG ICL-601 driving iron, which will be available later this fall in North America.

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The ICL-601 has a multi-material, hollow-cavity construction that helps it launch shots higher and faster than the company’s MB and CB models. The bodies of the driving irons are made of SUS304 stainless steel, and they’re welded to a 455 carpenter steel faces — the same material that’s used to craft the hot faces of Miura’s Neo Genesis PP-9005 irons.

“The inner cavity design is not new for Miura,” says Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “It was first introduced with the hugely popular IC-2003. Modern technological advances have allowed us to improve on the original design. This is accomplished by integrating a 455 Carpenter Steel face (as found in our PP-9005 G) and the use of the variable weighting system found in the Hayate woods.”

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The ICL-601s also include a weight-port in the sole of the club head that allows club fitters to fine-tune swing weight for different lengths, and to help golfers blend the driving irons with their standard iron sets. The driving irons have a satin chrome finish, along with a thick top line that hides the wider sole from a golfer’s view at address.

“The ICL gives Miura traditionalists the opportunity to add technology to their game, while maintaining the quality and feel of a Miura forged club,” says Jason Rutkoski, Miura Golf vice president. “The ICL is a remarkable new product that will benefit golfers from all demographics, by seamlessly fitting their existing set or adding a club to fit that one shot/hole per round.”

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Golfers can purchase the ICL-601 driving irons in three different lofts: 18 (2-iron), 20 (3-iron), and 23 degrees (4-iron). They will be available through Miura’s network of custom fitters for $369 each.

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  1. uglande

    Nov 20, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Looks atrocious. Anyone needing that much offset should go straight to the fairway wood aisle. And what’s with the ridiculous marketing message on the club head? Miura puts so much care into the materials they use, and they are known for their relatively simple designs. Why wreck it with all of this cluttering text? It makes the club look cheap and homemade.

  2. Miuralovechild

    Oct 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I’ll be needing to try this.

  3. Sloop

    Oct 7, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I tried this bad boy out and it felt how I hoped the TMB would. It’s going to eat at me until I get one. One thing I am going to look at is if it can be bent. I’d like to get a 20 and bend it a degree or two weak and lose a little offset.

  4. Dat

    Sep 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

    “The structure of inner cavity” um, that doesn’t sound right.

  5. toyzrx

    Sep 26, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Miura isn’t the same any longer. Logos are getting bigger on heads though. I liked their stuff when they used to do OEM for big companies.

  6. Daniel

    Sep 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Its not even forged?

  7. The dude

    Sep 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Eeeww

  8. 2putttom

    Sep 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    awww the mizzy boyz have showed up

  9. Vanilla Gorilla

    Sep 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I’d have expected prettier from Miura, sticking with MP-H5’s for the upper end of my bag.

    • Vanilla Gorilla

      Sep 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      Appears to have some things in common with:

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  10. Golf Engineer

    Sep 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    “The bodies of the driving irons are made of SUS304 stainless steel, and they’re welded to a 455 carpenter steel faces — the same material that’s used to craft the hot faces of Miura’s Neo Genesis PP-9005 irons.”
    Okay, the body is cast stainless steel and the face is also steel. No forged components.
    Now here from the quoted article for the PP-9005 iron set we have:
    “The Genesis PP-9005 irons ….. (are) comprised of two pieces; the back is forged out of S20C and the faces are 455 carpenter steel.”
    So the backs and hosel are forged while the faceplate is carpenter steel not forged to the best of my knowledge.
    Muira is up front with the metallurgy of their iron club heads in contrast to TM P790 co-forged heads where the faceplate is forged and body is cast steel but labelled as fully forged.

  11. L

    Sep 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I bet you it feels better than the PXG

  12. Ken

    Sep 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Hideous. The new Mizuno driving iron is 100x better looking

    • MrWolf

      Sep 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      This. It really is hideous. The early signs following Miura’s takeover are not good.

  13. Swingman/Jerry

    Sep 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    That is ugly for a Miura – too much offset, too thick topline, the sole is fine for a hybrid type driving iron.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about TaylorMade’s new 300 Mini Driver

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In our forums, our members have been discussing TaylorMade’s new 300 Mini Driver. Some WRXers have managed to get their hands on the club, and the early reviews suggest that the Mini Driver will be staying in their bags for quite a while.

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.

  • MaineMariner: “I just got back from a TaylorMade wood fitting here in Pittsburgh. To be honest, I was mostly interested in getting some data on an outdoor Trackman setup because I hate hitting indoors into a screen. But I did really want to try out the Mini. Well, I was really not planning this, but I walked out $400 lighter. I can post some data later, but I was longer and straighter with the 300 Mini than I was with my current Epic Flash driver. I was straight smoking the ball, over and over and over again. For a mid handicapper, I was astonished at how well I was hitting the ball. Also, it sounds fantastic, which doesn’t hurt.”
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  • uglande: “I just posted on another thread. Bottom line — I love it. The sound and feel are just outstanding, and I also love the look. I will be using it solely as a 1B driver and only very rarely off the fairway. I ordered a 13.5 and will be testing it with a Ventus Blue 7x after it arrives and will report back. Very impressed so far.”

Entire Thread: “GolfWRXers review TaylorMade’s new 300 Mini Driver”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing “blade shaming” in golf. WRXer ‘Fairway14’ kicks off the thread, asking whether fellow members agree that blade shaming exists, saying in part

“A few months ago, longtime blade user Ricky Fowler put in his bag a set of cavity back irons. My guess is that he was tired of the eye rolls from people who looked in his bag after he missed a cut.

Have you or someone you know been shamed out of playing muscle back blade irons? Do you agree that blade shaming is a real thing?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum, with plenty of different opinions being held.

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.

  • ohioglfr: “I don’t have enough ego to be “club shamed”, and I feel sorry for anyone that would feel that way, regardless of handicap. Hit what works best for you and critics be damned . . . real or imagined.”
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We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

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