Good news from Japan for golfers

With all of the heart-wrenching stories of natural disasters dominating the news from Japan these days, it’s refreshing to hear that some businesses are open, producing and thriving.

Miura Golf, a 44 year-old Japanese company based in Himeji, Japan, has just introduced a new line of forged cavity-back irons, the Passing Point 9003 (or PP-9003).

The name Passing Point derives from Miura's recognition of golfers' lifelong steps to improvement. According to the company philosophy there is a passing point when you pass from acquaintance to friend, from novice to serious student, from casual golfer to committed competitor. Golf clubs can also have a passing point. When clubs are taken to a new level, they become more than just 14 tools in a bag. They become friends in their own right. pp-9003-multi2.jpg

Miura is a family company, and the development of this club brought out the best in two generations of Miura expertise. Company founder and chairman Katsuhiro Miura worked with his sons, Yoshitaka and Shinei, to make a "friendly" golf club. Together, they created a club with a wider sole, higher launch angle and perfect amount of offset - designed for all levels of players. Seniors, women and high-handicappers will particularly benefit from the iron's performance characteristics.

The friendly look is evident in a wider sole that doesn't look oversized. Likewise, the offset is designed to flow naturally into the clubhead to preserve a confident look at address, but still benefit players who need some help squaring the clubface at impact. The cavity has been carefully designed to assign just the right amount of weight to the most effective places in the head. The design places the center of gravity low for a high, soft-landing flight that still holds its line and never balloons. And as with all Miura clubs, the weight and balance are obsessively consistent throughout the set.

"The PP-9003 irons are not only aesthetically pleasing, but the incredible technology will help golfers of all handicap levels get the most out of their games," says Adam Barr, president of Miura Golf. "We are confident golfers will fall in love with the PP-9003 irons, especially after they see their games improve."

Positioned as a stepping stone to the Miura clubs intended for better players, Passing Point is Miura's way of reaching out to all golfers.
The PP-9003 is available in a 4-iron through pitching wedge set (plus gap wedge) in right-hand only. The PP-9003 can be tested by visiting to locate the closest Miura dealer. Pricing begins at $225 per iron.


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