Sandbox8.comMiura New Wedge Series ReviewMiura Golf is one the best when it comes to making forged golf clubs, and when they released the Miura New Wedge Series in odd -numbered lofts, we were very intrigued on why anyone would produce ...
Sandbox8.comMiura New Wedge Series ReviewMiura Golf is one the best when it comes to making forged golf clubs, and when they released the Miura New Wedge Series in odd -numbered lofts, we were very intrigued on why anyone would produce wedges in that fashion.
Miura New Wedge Series Look and Feel
When you look at the Miura New Wedge Series, you can’t help but look in awe of the beauty of the craftsmanship that went into making this beautiful wedge out a block of low carbon mild steel. The precision forging forging, hand grinding, and polishing of the Chrome finish will make any golfer envious of these wedges. On the back of the wedge is a Japanese Kanji character that translates as meaning “striving,” or ”noble effort.” The head of the club, feels great at 503 grams and not too heavy to swing and couple that with a Aerotech SteelFiber i110 golf shaft, you have a wedge that is perfectly balanced in your hands. The New Wedge Series features a white PURE PRO grip that has a tacky uniform traction groove surface, that provides great feel when you’re chipping or pitching.
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Miura New Wedge Series Performance
The model we tested was a 53 degree wedge that has a 63.5 degree lie and you’re probably wondering why an odd-numbered loft for wedge? When Miura decided to introduce the New Wedge Series, they redesigned the bounce angles that worked well for players who like to play the course strategically. Doing this gives you a a more crisp and consistent divot in your ball striking. What I noticed is that my pitch shots from 80 -100 yards were very consistent in terms of distance, ball penetration. and spin. The ball pops off the face of the forged wedge and dances on the green when it lands so every softly. The other benefit of forged club, is that you can easily differentiate between a poorly hit shot and one that hits the sweet spot. On shots that hit the center of the clubface, you can tell by the buttery like compression that ball makes, which is incredible, but on mis-hits you know immediately, because the feedback is stiff.
Out of the sand the Miura New Wedge Series performs quite well in both fluffy and coarse sand. The redesigned bounce angles make it very easy to get up and done without any problems. Chipping is another area where this wedge performs well, in both tight lies and moderate rough.
The Aerotech SteelFiber i110 shaft on the Miura New Wedge Series is made from a graphite and steel fiber shaft construction, where steel fiber covers the entire surface of the shaft, covering the graphite inner core. The reason for selecting a SteelFiber shaft, than a traditional steel shaft was to give golfers a little bit of lighter club, where they can pick up some yardage and maintain a low penetrating ball flight. You definitely can feel the difference with this type of shaft, with less vibration than your typical steel shaft.
Overall, the Miura New Wedge Series is quite remarkable and would be the perfect addition to any golfer’s bag, making it your go-to wedge in and around the green. But the only downside, is the price starting at $235. You’re paying a premium for wedge that costs double the price of a normal wedge, but you cannot compare it apples-to-apples, because they don’t come close to the craftsmanship that you only find in Miura Golf clubs. Your short game will thank you, when you invest in one the finest made wedges that money can buy.
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