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The Miura IC-601 irons are an interesting departure from the company’s usual offerings. Blends traditional Miura with modern distance irons.
Owning a set of Miura irons is something of a rite of passage for golf gear heads. At some point, we’ll take the plunge to try a set, whether that means finding a steal on eBay or getting properly fit.
For some, however, the romance is short lived because the irons don’t match the owner’s ability. If you’re one of those golfers who wants to play Miura but needs more forgiveness and distance, the IC-601 may be the answer.
The IC-601 is stunning to look down at, simply for how unusual it is. My eyes went first to the thick, boxy top line. Miura owns that thick top line rather than beveling it to disguise it like many OEMs now do.
What I noticed next was the blade length. For a game improvement iron, it’s compact from heel to toe which makes the toe look very tall. Then there’s the plentiful offset. As you would expect, it’s shaped in artfully, but there’s still a lot of it.
An iron this unique deserves an interesting in the bag look, and it has that, too. It’s a hollow-body iron, which gives is a traditional silhouette, but the weight in the center is very modern.
Sound & Feel
When you think of Miura, “feel” is the #1 word that comes to mind. The company is renowned for making irons that feel unlike anything else. In my opinion, the IC-601 irons don’t measure up to that standard.
Let me be clear: these irons feel fine. They’re not clicky or hard, but they’re not soft and responsive either. The feedback is reasonable. The IC-601 suffers because of the inevitable comparisons to irons like the CB 1008 and the MB-001.
Based on appearance, you would guess that the IC-601 irons are the longest and most forgiving irons in the current Miura line up. You would be correct on both counts. While it’s not one of the massive SGI irons from the big OEMs, it does a lot to cover up mishits. As long as you’re picking good targets, small mishits will not cost you greens in regulation.
Similarly, these irons produce distances that are somewhere between traditional players irons and the modern, super-strong lofted SGI clubs. If you want to have the longest 7I in your weekly game, these are not for you. However, if you’ve lost 5-8 yards over the years and would like them back, these will certainly fit the bill.
The Miura IC-601 shows that the company wants to bring a wider range of players under the Miura umbrella. These irons have a look and feel that are unique from most of the GI/SGI irons available, but they provide many of the performance benefits. If you’ve been afraid that Miura irons are “over your head” in the past, the IC-601 is worth a try.
Miura IC-601 Irons Price & Specs
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,Matt, hate to put you on the spot but, between these and the Hogan Edge you recently reviewed, what would be your preference?? Thank you
Neither is exactly my cup of tea, but my preference would probably be the Hogan Edge.
These don’t look quite as pleasing to the eye as most from Miura #SecretGiveaway
These look a lot like Edel’s Single Length Irons. A lot of the same game improvement tech in a compact blade with a think top line and a weight in the center back.
I still wish that I would have purchased a set of the 1957 baby blades before Miura changed. Will have to troll eBay for those someday.
I have an older set of Miuras — the XT 5000s with NS Pro 950gh shafts. But these look awesome.
If these were part of the #SecretGiveaway or a test, I’m in.
What if these were the #secretgiveaway?
I have been considering a muscle back type club to try. My handicap has gone down significantly this year and I was looking to see if a muscle back club would help. I am not sure it would as I don’t hit the sweet spot consistently enough. After reading this article I am not sure these are muscle backs as they look like it but it says that they’re hollow body clubs. Could you tell me if these are muscle backs or not.
These are definitely not muscle backs. For that, you would want the MB-001 by Miura.
#secretgiveaway Played Miura baby blades for years As you know a wonderful quality brand Your reviews spells out in detail why It maybe time for me to try out a new set Thank you
I like the Miura brand, but that thick topline really gives them a strange chunky look.. Thanks for the review, as always :)
I’d definitely be interested in the assistance from GI technology but the likes of Titleist T-MB, for example, screw with my brain with their bulk. It’s weird because I *know* they should be easier to hit than my MB blade but in practice I observe that I clearly hit the MB better than T-MB. With that in mind, it would be great to see side-by-side photos of comparable or otherwise related clubs in at-address photos – seeing the IC-601 next to T-MB and P790, for example.
Nice Review #SecretGiveaway
I would be interested in trying these.
Not something I’d buy but miura makes some beauty irons. They probably would be compared to the epic or rogue irons with strong lofts.
Great looking clubs. Maybe one will be given in the #SecretGiveaway.
I never gave much thought to Miura irons until reading your reviews. The beautiful profile of the irons tempt me.
Muira irons are on my bucket list. Very interesting that they are into game improvement category now. Thanks for the great review.
Beauty Miura clubs! & I’d love that #SecretGiveaway!
Would like to own a set#SecretGiveaway
IC-601 looks like a # secret giveaway winner!
Great Irons. I have hit them into simulator. Very solid, playable and provide great feedback and are forgiving to a point. Bad Swing is a Bad Swing.
These irons look great..#secretGiveaway
A great look for a modern club.
They may not look pretty but I’d still love to try them!
Looks like an all around good gamer for me #SecretGiveaway
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Matt – great review and thanks. How would you compare these to the PXG 0211s you reviewed as far as performance – Feel, launch, length, forgiveness? Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!
I would go for the PXG 0211 ten times out of ten.
Would you say these are more game improvement or players distance?
They certainly aren’t players irons. If forced to pick between those two I would say GI.