Like Norm from Cheers, Miura needs no introduction. Years ago, Miura was more of the Lochness Monster … you heard stories of these beautiful clubs, but you’ve never seen them. As golf has progressed from buying off the rack at a big box store to fitted clubs at a top U.S. clubfitter, Miura clubs are not as “rare” as before. That doesn’t take anything away from the amazing talent of Katsuhiro Miura, it actually increases the “wow” factor when you pull out a Miura club from your bag. Usually a response follows, “Whoa, is that a Miura? Can I swing it?”.
This time, I have the pleasure of reviewing the Miura KM-007 Putter for you.
AMAZING! Imagine a master precision builder in any industry and now put that builder in golf. Well, now you have anything that Miura produces. As of today, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing 4 Miura products and I haven’t been disappointed yet. The putter has a 360 gram head weight, but feels a little heavier. The heavier feels glides the putter through the ball with ease. There is one word that encompasses golf, “confidence”. How many times are you standing over a putt and you don’t feel confident? I guarantee you miss 95% of those putts, but if you feel confident from even 10 feet out, you’re going to drain that putt. The Miura KM-007 gives you that confidence. And with that confidence comes great performance.
CLASSIC! As with all Miura clubs, there are minimal markings on the club. There isn’t a need to plaster MIURA or their logo everywhere possible. The minimalist design creates an art deco look to the putter. It’s sleek. It’s clean. It’s precious.
As mentioned earlier, the head weight feels heavier than the 360 grams it actually weighs. I like that because it doesn’t have the weight that makes it difficult to swing, yet it creates the illusion of weight which makes the pendulum action effortless on your follow through. I don’t want to assume this is what Katsuhiro Miura intended, but I am very confident he knew this was the effect.
The putter is wonderful. It passes every test (performance, feel, and look) with flying colors. It is a little more expensive, $450, than the biggest cult in putters, but that’s because the club is, in one word … better. Every time I play golf, I say the same thing 3-4 times throughout the round, “it’s all about the short game”. I usually say that after a 300 yard drive puts me 60 yards from the pin, but I end up with a double bogey. If you want to stop the double bogeys, you’re going to have to pay for it. The $450 can be made up with a few wagers on the course. We’re not encouraging you to wager while you play golf, but if it’s good for Phil Mickelson and every other touring pro then … well … you can fill in the rest.
If I am forced to have one complaint about the Miura KM-007, it would be the grip. As with Miura, the grip is sleek and slim, but I like my grip to be a little larger. In today’s world, the putter grip seems to be one of the most common pieces of product that is changing. Super Stroke has changed the putter grip world and I’m a fan. But, putting a loud and obnoxious Super Stroke grip on a Miura putter is like putting a pig on lipstick (yes, it’s supposed to be lipstick on a pig, but it’s backwards in this example).
Discover the feel and control of a forged, milled, mild steel putter
Using the same exacting, close-grain forging process that yields the legendary “purity of the strike” in Miura irons, master club maker Katsuhiro Miura created the popular Miura putter line. Now he has fulfilled his desire to make sure that mallet players also get the same solid feel on their putts while looking at a head shape that pleases their eyes. The design is at once minimalist and hefty, offering the confident notion of plenty of mass behind the ball without any wasted metal. The non-glare finish assures comfort over the ball and enhances the handsome overall look.
Material: Mild Steel
Process: Forging and CNC (computer-numeric controlled) milling
Finish: W nickel (satin) and chrome
Head weight: 360 grams