Miura Golf has introduced the PI-401, the first player improvement iron in the Japanese manufacturer’s history.
“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,” he said.
“The Miura family doesn’t design clubs based on market trends Miura irons are produced solely by the pace of inspiration,” added Hoyt McGarity, CEO of Miura Golf.
With a forged face and cast body, the PI-401 delivers minimal offset at address.
Made from Premium S35C carbon steel, the 3.6 mm thin face allows for an enlarged sweet spot to generate faster ball speed, higher trajectory and more distance, without compromising the 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 remains consistent in a range of conditions.
“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,” he said.
“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,” said McGarity.
The set of clubs runs 4-9, PW, and GW.