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March 20 2013

10:09 AM

Miura Golf changes wedge, iron specs

 
Miura Golf's wedge lineup now includes 52 and 60 degree models.
 
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
 
Two of Miura Golf's most successful clubs models will now have additional options, after the Japanese club maker announced the addition of two new lofts to the K-Grind wedge, and a new design for the Passing Point 9003 irons. 

In an attempt to keep up with growing demand for new lofts in the K-Grind wedge — it was only available in a 56-degree model — Miura added 52- and 60-degree models to the lineup. The wedge with the distinctive fluted sole will now feature a 52-degree K-Grind with 7 degrees of bounce and a 60-degree with 13 degrees of bounce. 

"We weren't surprised to find that people wanted more lofts in the K," said Miura's president, Adam Barr . "The club has been so versatile in so many kinds of turf, especially with the face laid open. And it just works so well in the sand. Making more lofts in these was something we were happy to do."

In addition to the new lofts in the K-Grind wedge, Miura also added a version of the Passing Point 9003s, called the Straight-Neck, that now has just 1.3mm of offset less offset in the 6-iron, compared to the original version that had 2.8mm of offset in the 6-iron. The new version is geared towards better players who still want to play a cavity-back iron but might not like seeing too much offset at address. 

"Of course, some people need offset to keep from going right, while for others it encourages the ball to go too far left," Barr said. "The Straight-Necks are Miura's recognition that a well-designed, forged cavity back can help a lot of different kinds of golfers -- and everyone should have a chance to get that feel, no matter what their trajectory preferences are."

The suggested retail price for the K-Grind wedge starts at $275 per club; the suggested retail price for Straight-Neck Passing Point 9003 irons starts at $250 per club.

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