|Japanese golf-club manufacturer Miura Golf, which has been making fabled forged irons for 44 years, today announced the introduction of a new hybrid utility club. It will be available in lofts of 20 and 23 degrees. With a sophisticated black finish, the clubs carry a suggested retail price of $299 for those with graphite shafts and $279 for one with a steel shaft.
“The days of the ‘three-through-pitch’ automatic set are over,” explained Miura Golf President Adam Barr. “Players are putting more thought into how they will configure their bags. So hybrids become even more important as supporters of the irons. The new MGs are designed with the recognition that hybrids can be used for everything from covering a lot of ground on par-5s to pinpoint shots into greens on long par-4s and par-3s. As the name ‘hybrid’ truly implies, these clubs play as multipurpose long-game tools golfers can rely on.”
Utilities aim to pinpoint targets in the same way as irons do. The MG Hybrid was born from consumer feedback. The blade-iron design provides a sense of security when aiming at the target, allowing more advanced players to better concentrate on their games rather than wondering where the ball will go.
The MG Hybrid follows through smoothly after impact thanks to Miura Golf’s new Circle Cut method sole shape in which a line cuts through the club’s sole, creating a stepped tier on the sole and the optimal center of gravity to provide the optimal ball trajectory for a hybrid iron. It also is more about the blade’s height than the head volume. The blade height is almost the same size as the height of the ball at 43mm. Thus, golfers can hit the ball the same way as an iron.