Saturday, October 16, 2021

Miura’s PI-401 Irons

Miura Golf, known as a maker of premium clubs, introduced their first game-improvement iron model called the PI-401. Made from high strength steel the two-piece heads have a large sweet-spot and are targeted at those wanting an easier to hit iron.

Fast Facts
Miura Golf PI-401 irons
Game-improvement category
Cast 8620 steel body
Forged S35C steel face
Wide sole
Stock shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold
Stock grip: Lamkin UTX
$330 each, Set of eight irons $2,640 steel shafts

WYNTK:
Miura says PI-401 irons are a first for them, their first game-improvement category iron or what the company is calling a “player improvement iron.”

For more than 60 years the Miura family has made top quality irons with the second generation now running the company based in Himeji, Japan. It is part of Howard Milstein’s holding company 8AM Golf which also owns GOLF magazine, Golf.com, the Nicklaus Companies and True Spec Golf plus other smaller concerns.

The PI-401s reflect the design philosophy that made the Muira name so well thought of among knowledgeable professionals and amateurs.

“We have created an exceptional iron that goes higher, straighter, and further than any club we’ve ever produced, all while maintaining our family’s standards for design and performance,” said Shinei Miura present leader at the company factory.

Hoyt McGarity, CEO of Miura Golf was quoted in the announcement, “The Miura family doesn’t design clubs based on market trends; Miura irons are produced solely by the pace of inspiration. After years of monitoring the evolution of technological innovation, the family finally felt comfortable stepping into this equipment category, designing an iron without compromise that is the perfect gateway to the Miura lineup.”

Ed Travis
Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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