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This new Miura documentary is must-watch stuff for equipment junkies

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Last week, we told you a Miura documentary was on the horizon. Today, it’s here.

The mysterious Japanese company’s wares have had a cult following in the golf equipment space since company founder, Katsuhiro Miura, began forging and hand-grinding clubs in 1957. The three-chapter documentary short begins by looking into company history, building techniques, and Miura’s reputation globally.

“Within Japan, the name Miura, specifically the name of our founder, Katsuhiro Miura, it is a legend,” says Shinei Miura.

Such is the bold, and entirely appropriate, start to Discovering Perfection: The Miura Story, and it only gets more interesting from there.

Just 10 minutes in length, this short documentary is well worth your time. Check it out!

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  1. Thomas

    Mar 21, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Howard Milstein is a usurous snake. First Nicklaus and now Miura selling out to snakes. Keep your money away.

  2. Mat

    Mar 20, 2018 at 2:26 am

    That is some great marketing material.

    I can speak to the tolerances. That is a real thing; they are dead on. Every. Single. Time.

    Just make sure you understand what you’re getting. Pure strikes do feel great. Like all blades, misses are punished. In the right hands, they really are nice. It’s one set of irons that will cure you of WRXism.

  3. Brett Weir

    Mar 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Where’s the video??!?!

  4. dat

    Mar 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    annndddd…it’s gone

  5. Jim Donegan

    Mar 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Video is unavailable.

  6. Shepard

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I have a set of Miura MC-102 Cavity backs which I got as pulls. I used them consistently for at least five years. They had almost no wear on them after the five years I used them (and still have them). This is amazing. I think the extra stamping does make the metal denser and as a result stronger. They are not soft clubs though. Lets say they are solid without being clicky. The specs are absolutely spot on which is a testament to their quality. They hit solidly, as I said, and I think the better you are the better you play. Not to say they don’t play well period. People in the know always want to hit them and are never disappointed. I put good recoil shafts in them (I am getting older) and can’t wait to play them when we complete our move to Florida in less than a week.

  7. youraway

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Liked the story but the “background Music” is really foreground music and excessively loud. One would think today’s audio experts could do better. I want to hear voices, not drowned by music.

    • bogey jones

      Mar 21, 2018 at 4:29 am

      i felt the same way…
      the production value is horrendous, this video could have been so much cooler in the hands of right filmmakers.

  8. stan

    Mar 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Ahhhh…. the Miura mojo built into each iron head…. but not the hosel which is a cheap steel pipe that is spin-welded to the forged clubhead body. Of course additional forge stamping will create a denser metallurgy that will create a superior performing iron… ya think? 😛

  9. rex235

    Mar 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Great story. Great clubs. Exceptional design.

    RH Only.

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Smylie Kaufman explains brutal 1-foot miss at Monday Qualifying

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We’ve all heard stories about how cutthroat Monday qualifying is each week, but Kaufman’s tale is a real heartbreaker.

Kaufman missed out on a playoff by one stroke, and the crucial one stroke needed to make up the ground was a missed 1-foot putt.

The Alabama native took to Twitter on Tuesday explaining the missed 1-foot putt, which he put down to: “not realizing my ball accumulated so much water and sand” after a rain delay.

Golf fans were perplexed by the incident, with many not sure if Kaufman had failed to mark his ball, but it’s more likely that the putt was his second after the restart. Just brutal luck.

The 29-year-olds fall from grace has seen him drop to 1530 in the World Golf Ranking, having made just one cut worldwide since 2019.

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Rory McIlroy’s heart rate hit stunning high on 72nd hole at Wells Fargo

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PGA Tour professionals are imperious at looking cool under pressure, but in reality, they aren’t immune to high moments of stress.

Thanks to Whoop’s partnership with the PGA Tour, now us mere mortals can all see exactly how the best are feeling.

The most stressful moment for Rory McIlroy at Quail Hollow last week came on the 72nd hole when he hooked his 3-wood off the tee dangerously close to the water.

Per Whoop Live, the Irishman’s BPM (Beats per Minute) spiked to 140 following the tee shot. It settled back to 115 as he addressed his approach to the green but once again rose dramatically following his putt to win, with his BPM hitting a remarkable 151.

 

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Whoop, the human performance company and 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor, became the official fitness wearable of the PGA TOUR in January.

Part of this partnership includes Whoop Live, which throughout the season will highlight player biometric data and heart rate during defining moments with real-time metrics integrated into live broadcast and digital content.

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Dustin Johnson WD’s from Byron Nelson with injury (days after doing backflips off a boat)

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World Number One, Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s Byron Nelson with a knee injury which casts doubt on his participation at next week’s PGA Championship.

In a statement where DJ confirmed his withdrawal from the event, Johnson said

“It is with deepest regret that I must withdraw from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson. Unfortunately, the knee discomfort I occasionally experience has returned and, after consultation with my team and trainers, I feel it is best that I remain at home and focus on my rehabilitation work.

I am not pleased about this situation, as I was really looking forward to playing this week.”

Golf fans on social media have reacted to the news with surprise, with the WD coming days after Johnson was filmed doing backflips off a boat.

 

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Johnson hasn’t cracked the top 10 at a PGA Tour event since February and now faces a race against time to be fit for the second major of the year.

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