“Special Grind” by Yoshitaka Miura
The special grind on this wedge was done by Yoshitaka Miura, himself a master craftsman after more than 20 years of training under his father, Katsuhiro Miura at the family forging facility in Himeji, Japan. The ‘Y’ on the sole not only represents Yoshitaka’s mark on the club, but also signifies the special and limited production of this club.
The Miura family's (Katsuhiro and his sons Yoshitaka and Shinei) research for the Series 1957 Y wedge included trips to North America and Europe to study a variety of playing conditions and turf structures. The family's goal was to create a wedge with the heel and toe relief that many golfers are now looking for, but at the same time not compromise the basic fundamentals of a high performance golf club. The challenge was to find the perfect balance between the heel and toe relief and the rolled trailing edge on the sole, which Yoshitaka has done. When this "special grind" is combined with the unique characteristics that separate Miura clubs from all others, such as density of grain structure, balance and feel, the result is a wedge that is eminently playable in a broad range of conditions. The feel and precision of the Series 1957 Y wedge can't be explained in words, it must be experienced to be understood.