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[Seldom used] MIURA CB-57 IRON CLUBS

Estimated price for orientation: 1 250 $

Category: Golf Clubs 24

Brand: Miura Shaft Material: KBS C-Taper LITE Reg
Model: CB-57 Dexterity: Right-Handed
Club Type: Iron Set Gender: Men
MPN: Does Not Apply Flex: Regular

    Why do we need a review of these clubs? Well there isn't one, for one. Also it’s getting late and I don’t want to sleep yet. So what better reason to write a review!

I have been playing these clubs in a 4-PW with XP95 shafts in stiff flex 2 degrees upright for about 6 months now. All I can say is wow.

Looks: Do I really need to say anything? If you dig classic forged looks in a golf club you dig these clubs. There’s no two ways about it. From the beautiful satin finish that ages wonderfully(so far) to the subtle and classy weight bar in the rear cavity, you can tell these were made and designed by a master.

The thing that I love best about the looks is the subtlety used in the decoration of the club. From the small kanji with forged underneath it to the special “1957” stamp in the middle of the weight bar. It’s about as subtle and classy as you can get. This really appeals to my personal design sensibilities in both golf equipment and in my own life.

Technology: It is normally assumed that a set of Miura’s do not contain a lot of technology, but that is not the case with these irons. Don’t let the classic looks fool you. I’ll let Miura’s own Facebook post explain it:

A look at three different lofts of the new Miura Series 1957 Limited Edition Cavity Back — coming in a few weeks — shows the progressive design of the central weight bar. See how the top of the bar extends to the top of the cavity in the 5-iron (bottom), drops away from the top edge in the 4-iron (center), and is even farther away in the 3-iron (top). The changes in the size of the bar from club to club show how the weight distribution is matched to the function of each club: more weight and a lower center of gravity in the longer irons to help with lift; less in the shorter irons, where loft shoulders a bigger portion of the job of getting the ball airborne. Another engineering detail on the way to the famed Miura Purity of the Strike.

Now, is this something that hasn’t been done before? I doubt it. Has it been done better? Again, I doubt it.

Distance: They will go as long as your swing will take them. For me that is about 150 yards on my 7 iron which is about 5 yards shorter then I hit the 7 iron in my Apex irons. The lofts are not as strong and will likely be the reason behind this, so this isn’t really a category that deserves much time in my book. The 7 iron in the Miura is 34 degrees compared with 31 in the Apex as an example.

Feel: Depends what you like. I love the feel. The turf interaction is so smooth unless you’re trying to dig a hole. Which I don’t recommend without a shovel. And really you shouldn’t try to dig holes on a golf course. It’s just bad form. But I digress.

When you hit it in the sweet spot, there is nothing like it. People have said buttery to explain it, but I would phrase it as it feels like the club, your arm and the ball become one cohesive ball smashing unit. Almost like you’ve boarded a cloud and taken off into the… Sorry. Getting carried away.

The point is they feel amazing. Mishits are not near as punishing as a blade would be to your hands. You know what you did wrong when you mishit it, but it doesn’t make you want to stick your hands in a bucket of ice.

Dispersion: They go where your swing sends them. Period. If you want to throw darts they will do it. If you hack around they will hack around. These clubs will do whatever you ask them to do no matter what it is on a golf course. Me, I like to hack around.

Price: Well they cost a lot. No way around it. Are they worth it? Depends what you are after. You can get clubs that go farther and are more forgiving for half the cost. What you’re paying for is an ideal I suppose. A way of looking at golf and the world around you. Not necessarily a return to the old ways, but an acknowledgment of them, a respect of them and a true incorporation of them into our modern game and life. Or that could all be BS. Up to you really.

Summary: Will these clubs make you play better? No of course not, don’t be silly. But for me at least, I feel a lot better playing them. I feel confident when I look down at them at address. I guess that’s half the battle right there, confidence.

You owe it to yourself to find a local Miura fitter and give them a few hits. They’re usually very willing to just let you explore the club if you’re trying to learn more about them. They're cool like that.