Miura TC-201 Irons Review

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The Miura TC-201 irons have a bulky looking cavity which belies their small size.  Very limited forgiveness.  Feel is good, not legendary.

Introduction

Like many of Miura’s recent cavity back offerings, the new TC-201 claims to have “the performance of a muscle back with the increased forgiveness of a cavity back.”  This line certainly isn’t new, but is there something in this club that separates it from previous offerings?  Can it actually pair forgiveness with blade-like feel and control?  I tested it to find out.

Looks

From address, the Miura TC-201 irons are stunning.  The top line is thin – just slightly thicker than the MC-501 (review HERE) – and the head is the same length from heel to toe as the new MB-101 blades (review HERE).  In terms of shaping, they’re very square in the toe and leading edge.

In the bag, the TC-201 doesn’t have the same appeal.  The sole looks bulky and the shape of the cavity lacks the taste and refinement I expect from Miura.  Where the MC-501 makes me want to grab it off the shelf and hit it, the TC-201 inspires no such feelings.

Sound & Feel

No irons have higher expectations for feel than Miura.  The company’s entire allure is based on transcendent feel.  While the TC-201 irons certainly feel good when hit on center, they fall well short of legendary.  

Catching the ball on the center produces a soft feel with a gentle “click” or “thud” depending on the ball you’re hitting.  When you move off the center, the TC-201 irons have no problem letting you know it.  The feel rapidly turns harsh with a louder impact sound.

Performance

I’ll start with the positive: the Miura TC-201 irons are surprisingly consistent in terms of spin.  Whether I struck the ball flush, a little thin, or out toward the edges of the club, Trackman kept reporting spin numbers within a few hundred RPM range.  That’s an important trait for those that want consistent ball flight.  Overall, spin is slightly higher than average which makes the TC-201 very workable.

Now the negative: the TC-201 irons are inconsistent in terms of ball speed.  Hit on center, they produce long, beautiful shots.  Miss the center just a little and the ball speed and distance fall rapidly.  During my testing, I saw a myriad of shots that were hit reasonably well come up 20 yards short of my better swings.  Admittedly, I didn’t have my A game during this testing, but I tested other irons for reference and saw far greater consistency elsewhere.  If you value forgiveness, there are much better choices in the players iron market.

Conclusion

While the Miura TC-201 is a good looking iron with nice feel, it misses the mark when it comes to matching hype with performance.  In 2020, players don’t need to choose between a club that looks good and one that’s forgiving because plenty of irons give them both.  In my opinion, if you’re dead set on playing Miura, you can skip the TC-201 and jump straight into a blade.

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8 Comments

  1. Weston Walker

    I’ve pretty much always agreed with your reviews, Matt. On this one, however, I have to disagree. I just did a lengthy fitting at True Spec, including Titleist 620 MB and CB, T100, MP 20 blade and MP 20 MMC, and the Miura TC-201 came out on top. They look amazing at address and felt, in my hands, every bit as pure as the MB 101s I tested next to them. I agree that this isn’t a revolutionary iron by any means, but I did feel forgiveness was strong for an iron with such a small footprint. Anyway, thanks so much for your great reviews and amazing pictures!

    • Stewart Matson

      1000% agree with this exact comment. The TC-201 is as good as it gets. In my fitting nothing felt as good and performed as well. I’m surprised by this review but I agree it’s not a fair representation of the club.

  2. I have been waiting for this review for a long time, so it’s a bit disappointing to hear your take on them. I really rthought they would be a lot more forgiving.

    Anyway, I have only one question that matters: are you still interested in getting the PXG Gen3’s??

  3. Rudy Mauritz

    Matt,

    Came across this review earlier this week. I am interested in a compact iron, the most compact modern iron I have been able to see/swing in person is the ping blueprint. Is this Miura TC 201 more compact/shorter in blade length than the blueprint? How how about the Miura MB 101 size compared to the Blueprint, is the blade length similar to the blueprint? I ask because it is difficult to see Miura product in person at this time.

    Thanks,

    Rudy

    • Matt Saternus

      Rudy,

      Without having them all in hand, I’m hesitant to make any clear statements about which of those irons is bigger or smaller than the other. All I can tell you is that they’re all in the same category and the differences aren’t going to be huge.

      -Matt

  4. I bought these. I’m a 20 handicap, roughly. I likely have as much business playing these as Foghorn Leghorn has playing in the NBA. My former gamers were Titleist 918 AP2 Blacks. Love them. Love them. But after playing 2 rounds with these TC-201’s, I’ll likely never play another iron again until my lack of skill utterly forces me to. Perhaps I’m already there.

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