Japanese equipment company Miura Golf has launched its first ever game improvement iron in the shape of the new PI-401.
The PI-401 makes it possible for golfers of all levels to experience the renowned sound, feel and performance of a Miura iron. The forged face and cast body meld the latest performance enhancing technology with six decades of clubmaking craftsmanship to produce maximal distance and forgiveness.
When Katsuhiro Miura first began forging irons in 1957, he dedicated his career to refining the classic iron. He has since been joined by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka, and the multi-generational collaboration has produced the finest premium clubs in the game.
“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, who now leads the factory in Himeji, Japan that bears his family’s name. “Using two different materials, we were able to manipulate weight distribution in the PI-401 and introduce a club that is worthy of bearing the Miura name.”
“The Miura family doesn’t design clubs based on market trends; Miura irons are produced solely by the pace of inspiration,” said Hoyt McGarity, CEO of Miura Golf. “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.”
The PI-401 is designed to help golfers get the best out of their game. By delivering minimal offset at address, the clubhead frames the ball comfortably, inspiring confidence and control. The two-piece construction has enabled Miura Golf to optimize the thickness of the clubface. Made from premium S35C carbon steel, the 3.6mm ultra-thin face allows for an enlarged sweet spot generating faster ball speed, higher trajectory, and further distance. All without compromising the sensory feedback golfers covet.
Using a cast 8620 soft steel body, the dual-material iron bears a larger head and wider sole for more forgiveness with an even distribution of weight throughout the club. The widened sole with four separate angles improves turf interaction with less resistance and is consistent in a range of conditions.
McGarity added: “The Miura family understands the scrutiny that comes with lofty expectations earned over six decades of craftsmanship. With the PI-401, we are finally able to deliver the tangible performance of Miura equipment to golfers of every skill level in a new design that’ll feel distinctly familiar in the hands of anyone who has played Miura irons before.”
The set comprises 4-9, PW, and GW, and retails for $330 per iron. Golfers can purchase the PI-401, and all other Miura products, at authorised club fitters around the globe or fully assembled at www.Miuragolf.com.