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Miura Golf teases Jack Nicklaus collaboration

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What do you get when you cross Jack Nicklaus—the greatest golfer of all time—with Miura—the most idolized forging company in golf?

Well, we’re not exactly sure—beyond the fact that we have been leaked pictures of a unique forged blade that is a collaboration between the two parties. From what we can see, it’s certainly going to be a very special set of irons.

At GolfWRX, we like to go deeper, and take you behind the curtain of where designs and ideas come from and although we don’t have any specific details of what makes this Miura X Nicklaus blade unique, we have other recent examples of Miura collaborating with companies both in the open and behind the scenes to bring very cool designs to market.

The most recent is the Miura LinkSoul Color Theory Set that consisted of 4 clubs in the lofts of 25, 32, 40, and 49 degrees – we originally covered these irons here: Long live the Half SetIt is one of the first openly recognized collaboration Miura had ever done with another brand.

As for the newly teased iron, it would seem that a collaboration between Nicklaus and Miura would almost be inevitable since both brands are held under the 8AM Golf umbrella, which also has Golf Magazine and True Spec golf, among others, but what makes this different is it’s not about brands—it’s about the best working with the best to create something completely new.

Miura is highly regarded as the premier forging company in golf and Nicklaus is a golfer known for his keen eye and specific attention to detail.

The relationship goes back much further than 8AM Golf, because well before Miura and Nicklaus were under the same umbrella, Jack has been spotted using Miura irons dating back to the mid 2010s.

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For the time being, there is going to be a lot of speculation on what the design details of this Miura X Nicklaus iron will mean for both Katsuhiro Miura, the founder of Miura Golf, and Jack Nicklaus—two of the most respected men in their fields.

Without a doubt, this is going to be a highly sought after set of clubs when they are announced, and we will bring you more details as we have them.

 

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Imafitter

    Jun 9, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    OUCH! Those are sharp looking!

  2. Steve Paine

    Jun 8, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    I hope that J.N. doesn’t charge an obscene fee and does it for the iconic “art” or at least donates any proceeds.

    (I am on my 3rd and final set of Miura’s…the Senior set. )

  3. ZestyMexican

    Jun 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

    If they would drop the autograph and just have the golden bear logo that would be sweet.

  4. greg

    Jun 8, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I won a set of MacGregor Muirfields at a member-guest in ’84. Even had them regripped with Neumann leather because, well, Jack.

    Couldn’t hit them worth a damn and 6 months later, went back to my Ping Eye2s.

  5. Jack Nash

    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Guess that’s why they weren’t sad to see Rose go ?

  6. Joe

    Jun 7, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Yes please

  7. gwelfgulfer

    Jun 7, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    You lost me after the first sentence. But cool, another blade that looks like a ton of other blades!

  8. Rich

    Jun 7, 2020 at 11:29 am

    “What do you get when you cross Jack Nicklaus—the greatest golfer of all time—with Miura—the most idolized forging company in golf?”

    A set of irons 99% of Golf WRX readers can’t hit. But not to hear them tell it.

  9. Mick

    Jun 7, 2020 at 9:28 am

    These look great. As a Miura and Nicklaus fan – this is an automatic buy. Can’t wait!!

  10. BlackLivesMatter(also)

    Jun 6, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    They look just like their standard MB offerings with Nicklaus’ name and logo stamped on them…

    • matt

      Jun 7, 2020 at 9:11 am

      i’d say with a twist of Mac Muirfields in there too – pretty sweet

      • Greg B.

        Jun 8, 2020 at 8:45 am

        They look very similar to the late-’80s MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Muirfield 20 irons in fact, except for what looks to be a shorter hosel. They even seem to have Jack’s preferred sole grind, mostly flat with very little camber.

  11. Mower

    Jun 6, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    They better be at least $2,000+ or I won’t even think about them.
    (evil grin)

  12. Nick

    Jun 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    If they play as good as they look, they will be a huge success.

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Tiger Woods WITB at the 2022 PGA Championship (with a new 2-iron!)

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2022 PGA Championship (5/17/22)

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70TX

Read about why Tiger Woods switched into a new 2 and 3 iron at the 2022 PGA Championship.

Irons: TaylorMade P-770 (2 and 3 iron), TaylorMade P-7TW (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold MID Tour Issue X100 (2 and 3 iron), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

*The putter photos below were taken at the 2021 PNC Championship

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Check out all the photos of Tiger Woods 2022 WITB here!

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/17/22): Edel Single Length irons

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Edel Single Length irons.

From the seller (@CBJ): “Excellent condition – Right Handed Edel Single Length Iron Set with new Lamkin Crossline Grips: 3 – LW (11 irons). Length: 37 inches & Lie: 60 degrees. Set comes with 3 different removable head weights for 3-PW, GW, SW (2g, 8g, 14g weight sets).”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Edel Single Length irons

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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SPOTTED: Tiger Woods is testing a new TaylorMade iron at the 2022 PGA Championship (UPDATED)

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Note: This story is still developing and we will update as more news and photos become available. The featured image is credited to TaylorMade. 

Update: 5/17/2022

Our new in-hand photos of Tiger Woods’ 2022 WITB at the PGA Championship revealed more than we originally reported below.

In addition to adding a TaylorMade P-770 3-iron to the bag to replace his P-7TW 3-iron, it appears that Woods will also be adding a P-770 2-iron to replace his former 5-wood. Each of the new P-770 long irons are equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold MID Tour Issue X100 shafts.

Should his bag setup stay the same during competition as it looked on Tuesday, Woods will play the 2022 PGA Championship without a 5 wood.

Read below for the original report, or click here to see Tiger’s full WITB.

Original story post below 5/16/2022

Early Monday morning, Tiger Woods played in a practice round at Southern Hills ahead of the 2022 PGA Championship. Thanks to photographs taken during his Monday session, GolfWRX members began speculating that Woods was trying out a new TaylorMade driving iron.

As it turns out, the speculation was not misguided.

We confirmed with TaylorMade on Monday afternoon that Woods is indeed testing a new TaylorMade P770 3-iron that would replace his former P-7TW 3-iron.

Unlike Woods’ P-7TW iron, the P-770 model has a hollow-bodied construction and a thru-slot speed pocket in the sole to boost ball speed across the face.

In addition to the new head, Woods’ P770 3-iron is equipped with a True Temper Dynamic Gold MID Tour Issue X100 shaft, rather than the standard X100 Tour Issue shaft he had in his P-7TW 3-iron head. True Temper’s new “MID” version is designed to increase launch and spin, providing a higher peak height and steeper landing angle.

Here’s an educational sheet on True Temper’s MID Tour Issue shaft for reference:

According to a TaylorMade rep on Monday, Woods is finding the P770 club to be “more forgiving” and he “can hit it further/higher, as well as can hit the stinger.”

We will provide an in-hand Tiger Woods WITB update as soon as possible. We’ll keep you informed on any further changes once we know.

Check out the “Tiger Woods’ new long iron at the PGA Championship” thread in our GolfWRX forums for more speculation. 

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