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The Miura CB57 irons are some of the most beautiful, best-feeling clubs available. These irons also deliver strong ball flight and pinpoint control to the better player.
Playing Miura irons can be a funny experience. What other brand can simultaneously elicit awed reverence from those in the know and inquiries about your “off brand” clubs from the twice-a-year golfer?
Others’ perceptions aside, playing Miura irons is one of the greatest pleasures in golf. It’s a great feeling to head to the course knowing that your clubs were hand made by master craftsmen and built perfectly to your specifications…and that’s all before you even strike a shot with them.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a players cavity back that’s better looking than the Miura CB57. The top lines are thin, but they have just enough mass to give you confidence at address, and the blade is just long enough to frame the ball perfectly. The shape of the toe and the offset really show the expert craftsmanship of Miura: the toe is slightly squared, but not boxy like other irons. Similarly, there is just as much offset here as on other players irons, but the way it’s blended into the hosel is far superior.
The CB57 irons aren’t just great looking at address, they’re also stunners in the bag. They’re totally understated with minimal stamping or engraving – just a clean, classic look.
Sound & Feel
It is not an exaggeration to say that the Miura CB57 irons are the best feeling irons I’ve ever hit. The feel is soft, but not mushy, crisp, but not click-y or hard.
What really sets Miura apart is the level of feedback you get. If you currently play mass-produced cavity backs or blades, your clubs probably give you a fair idea about where you hit the ball on the face. When you play Miuras, you know exactly where you hit the ball, as in “throw out that impact tape because I can feel everything about impact.” This feedback is what will allow you to really perfect your ball striking because you will be able to distinguish perfect strikes from the merely good.
The Miura CB57 irons would be worth playing even if they had no significant performance upgrades, but that would not be the Miura way. Though it doesn’t have a fancy name or a bright neon color, there is “visible technology” in the form of the weight bar in the middle of the cavity. What you’ll notice as you look through the set is that the weight bar has more mass lower in the long irons and higher in the short irons. This is done to precisely place the center of gravity so that the long irons are easy to elevate and the short irons maintain a piercing trajectory. It was the strong ball flight in the mid and short irons that I really noticed. The ball seems to totally ignore the wind, yet it still lands softly.
I would be lying if I said that this CoG placement will allow every golfer to successfully play these clubs. You need to have some game to play these, particularly in the long irons, but, in spite of the traditional appearance, there is a surprising amount of forgiveness in these irons. I have hit plenty of middling shots with these clubs that still found the green.
The thing that I most enjoyed about playing these irons is the way that it brings out the shot maker in you. When you stand at address, you know that you have a perfectly blank canvas to work with – the club can deliver any shot you can create. While many clubs only want to do one or two things, these irons are for the player who wants to hit every shot.
Playing Miura irons is an experience that I wish every serious golfer could have. If you love golf equipment, there’s just nothing better. What makes Miura’s latest iron so great is that it really goes beyond their exceptional looks and feel and adds a performance upgrade that makes them more playable for a wider range of golfers.