Introduction

Golf Ballistix is the No.1 Custom Fit Golf Company in Ireland and is the European Distributor for the Luxury Golf Brand Miura.

We can build and fit any Miura Golf products to your individual needs at our Authorised P.G.A Professional Custom Fit Facility in Lisburn.

Golf Ballistix has a P.G.A Professional fitting facility equipped with the latest Golf technology.

We have a Trackman ball flight technology system in our indoor range. Trackman gathers vital Information from the Ball flight to the strike, which assists our experienced fitter to determine which combination of club head, shaft and grip will work best for you. The data acquired such as spin rates, launch angles, ball velocity, swing path and dispersion is essential when club fitting all types Golfers.

Golf Ballistix was one of the first companies in Europe to provide an SST Puring service. This patented process of shaft alignment, analyses the golf shaft to find its most suitable orientation. By assembling the club with the shaft in the SST pured position, off-line twisting and bending during the golf swing and at impact are greatly minimised.

Our studio has a fully equipped workshop, which enables our clubmaker, using special glues and fitting connections to build demo irons for use during the fitting process.

Our aim is to offer you the most personal experience available and further improve your golf game by fitting you with the best equipment available on the market.

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Fundamental Principles of Design

The design of a golf club is personal to each golfer. The technical design of one golfer’s clubs may not fit the swing of another golfer. A style which looks and feels good to one golfer, may not have the same appeal to another golfer.

Miura provides a range of designs, both technical and style, to fit any golfer’s skill level, swing mechanics and psychological needs.

Not with standing all the variables that go into the design of a golf club, there are two fundamental principles of golf club design that cannot be varied.

The first principle: Technical Design

The golf club must “work” in a technical sense. The technical design includes variables such as size, weight, centre of gravity, balance, bounce and of course the size and location of the “sweet spot”. Miura has, for 47 years, studied and mastered not only the aspects of each of these technical elements but, more importantly, the interrelationship among all of these elements. Simply put, every Miura golf club combines a perfect blend of these interrelated technical elements.

The second principle: Transition Design

The second principle is the “transition design” of the club from long irons through middle irons through short irons. The Miura designed clubs are unsurpassed in the manner in which they accomplish this transition through a combination of adjustment to loft, lie, weight and design leaving the golfer as confident with a 3 iron as he/she would be with a 7 iron.

The visual image of the flat face of the club and its relationship to the top, leading edge and other curved surfaces is the most important psychological design criteria. The more individually appealing this relationship is to a golfer, the more confidence the golfer will have playing the shots.

The finish of an iron is psychologically important for a golfer.

Using such finishes as nickel, chrome plating, or W nickel (satin) plating, we can change the sense for the golfer as to whether the club head is soft or hard and in this manner conform his clubs to the golfer’s personal preferences.

The length of the hosel of a golf club has a direct relationship to the club’s centre of gravity.

The hosel also plays a strong psychological role since by adjusting the hosel a golfer can feel that the club and hands are ahead (as in a goose-neck style), even or behind the ball, whichever is preferred.

Next to the characteristics of the shaft, probably the most important technical specification for a golfer is the lie of his or her clubs.

It affects everything from accuracy to distance to consistency. Using the forged mild steel club gives a golfer the ability to have his or her professional adjust the lie and match his or her clubs perfectly to the swing.

The more advanced the golfer the more important the grip.

There is a precise relationship between brand, weight or thickness of the grip and the characteristics of the shaft used. Each must be matched and applied in precise coordination.

The specifications of the shaft a golfer uses are probably the most important of all characteristics of the club.

We use only the best shafts available in the world and the shafting of the club is done with the same degree of care, accuracy and precision as is used in the manufacture of the iron heads.

The technical aspects of the club (i.e. size of sweet spot, center of gravity) are largely governed by the design of the back surface of the club.

Many clubs in the market use the back surface for “cosmetic” purposes and marketing. While cosmetics are not entirely irrelevant, the use of the back surface on MIURA clubs is first and foremost to create the precise technical characteristics the club is intended to possess.

Irons are for primarily accuracy, not distance. I do not subscribe to the widely used marketing strategy of adjusting the loft angles of irons so that a golfer thinks he/she is getting more distance with a club, but in fact is actually hitting a 5 iron instead of a 6 iron.

The adjustment of the loft angles in this manner inevitably leaves gaps or holes at various yardages for a golfer.

 

My philosophy is to use standard lofts throughout the set in order to give the golfer the best possible club for every iron shot.

The “bounce” of the club is important both from the point of view of the swing characteristics of the golfer and the general playing conditions (i.e., wet, dry) he or she usually encounters.

We pay particular attention to the bounce of its various models.

Manufacturing Techniques

Why Miura uses mild steel?

Miura uses mild steel in all of his forged golf clubs. Mild steel produces a sense of feel and control that simply can’t be matched by other forging or casting processes currently being used by club manufacturers.

Why Miura forging technique is the best?

The forging process compliments the use of mild steel for the manufacture of irons. Miura’s forging techniques rearrange the molecular structure of the mild steel in a pattern that is uniform throughout the hitting area of the club in a manner that is unique to his clubs. The result is a sense of softness yet at the same time solidness when the golfer hits the ball that is unmatched by other golf clubs. The unique precision of Miura’s forging process provides a weight error of ±0.5 after polishing, a standard for quality that cannot be matched by any other golf club manufacturer. In addition to the playing characteristics of the forged mild steel golf club, it also has the added advantage of adjustability allowing a golfer to be able to have the lie and loft of his Miura clubs adjusted to fit his/her swing perfectly.

What is the secret of the Miura process?

The forging of mild iron to produce the iron heads used in the Miura golf clubs is a 14 step process, many of which are unique and proprietary to Katsuhiro Miura. Each step is under the full supervision of Katsuhiro Miura himself.