Miura Debuts Hayate Driver, Fairway Woods
HIMEJI, JAPAN — Miura Golf has introduced its new Hayate driver and fairway woods. Pronounced “hi yaw tay”, Hayate directly translates to “the sound of the wind”, says Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf. “The Miura family has worked long and hard to create models that offer forged excellence to golfers who don’t strike the ball consistently. The same can now be said with the Hayate line of woods. The patience and attention to detail of Shinei Miura – son of company founder and legendary clubmaker Katsuhiro Miura — have resulted in a driver and fairway woods that are worthy of the Miura name.”
The Hayate driver is designed to maximize ball speed and optimize launch characteristics for golfers of all skill levels. Its 460cc shallow clubhead has a matte black crown finish, providing a clear contrast to the titanium face. The club features FWS (Floating Weight Structure) Technology. Inside the clubhead is a 35-gram arch that floats above the sole – this technology provides an optimized center of gravity, resulting in maximum ball speed and reduced spin. The clubhead has an adjustable heel weight, which allows for up to 8 grams of adjustability to optimize head weight and promote either a draw or fade bias. Adjustable weights are available in 2-gram increments, and are sold separately. The driver’s honeycomb MG sole enhances structural stability which adds to the superb feel Miura is known for. The Hayate driver is available in lofts of 9.5° and 10.5° (standard clubhead weight is 196g, adjustable weights allow for +/- 4g). Its $639 MAP price varies depending on shaft choice.
The Hayate fairway woods are designed to be versatile and playable, both off the tee and fairway. They feature a one-piece titanium construction, which delivers a strong, stable and consistent clubhead with the industry’s tightest tolerances. The shallow clubface and low center of gravity promotes a high launch and unparalleled forgiveness. A low center of gravity delivers optimum ball flight, while variable toe and heel adjustable weights enable the club to promote either a draw or fade bias. The distinctive sole shape allows for optimized turf interaction, better ball contact, and ultimately more consistent shots. The woods are available in lofts of 15° and 18°, and come with an adjustable 4-gram toe weight and 8-gram heel weight. Additional weights are available in 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 grams and are sold separately. Each fairway wood has a $539 MAP price that varies depending on shaft choice.