By Leonard Finkel
Miura Golf introduced its ICL-601 driving iron. This inner cavity long iron is the latest in Miura’s MG Collection, which blends seamlessly with any set of Miura irons. The clubs offered are a 23° 4-iron, 18° 2-iron and 20° 3-iron available later this fall.
“The inner cavity design is not new for Miura,” says Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “It was first introduced with the hugely popular IC-2003. Modern technological advances have allowed us to improve on the original design. This is accomplished by integrating a 455 Carpenter Steel face (as found in our PP-9005 G) and the use of the variable weighting system found in the Hayate woods.”
Miura has optimized the center of gravity using a variable weighting system, addressing the mis-hits typically associated with a long iron. A top line which instills confidence is paired with a sole design which delivers solid turf interaction, no matter the lie.
The 23° ICL-601 includes an 8-gram weight, matching its weight with a standard 4-iron’s. This allows the club to be assembled with the same shaft as your iron set or to be fitted with a custom performance shaft. As with other forged irons, the lie and loft angles are adjustable – enabling golfers to fit the club seamlessly into their set. All ICL-601 irons contain a weight port.
At address, the sole shape lets the clubhead sit in a manner that delivers a confidence not usually found when hitting a long iron. The clubhead’s inner cavity allows for a wider sole and lower center of gravity. With a larger sweet spot comes more forgiveness, higher launch and controlled spin rates that will benefit golfers of all skill levels.
“The ICL gives Miura traditionalists the opportunity to add technology to their game, while maintaining the quality and feel of a Miura forged club,” says Jason Rutkoski, Miura Golf vice president. “The ICL is a remarkable new product that will benefit golfers from all demographics, by seamlessly fitting their existing set or adding a club to fit that one shot/hole per round.” MiuraGolf.com
Leonard Finkel is the author of The Secrets to the Game of Golf & Life and former editor in chief of Golf Journeys Magazine. His work has been featured in almost 200 publications including Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Golf Illustrated, Golf Tips and Player Magazine. He has written more than a dozen cover stories for Golf Today Magazine. He has written extensively about golf and travel and has added poker to his writing repertoire. Finkel also works as a marketing and public relations consultant. His specialty niche is writing advertorial copy. Prior to his career in golf, Finkel owned a chain of retail stores and a consulting and import company based in Asia. He attended the University of Utah.