At Miura, we firmly believe that the iron's look will impact how a golfer plays with the club. There are several reasons behind this and some performance variations we have seen through the years that impact how a golfer plays the game based on the look of the club.
Visual PerceptionThe way that your eye looks at a golf iron could be different than the way your golfing partners do. The key is that the way you see the club also impacts what your brain does with this information.
For some golfers, the visual perception is a positive one, where the focus can be on the proper area of the club ball and improve overall results. For others, the visual perception creates confusion or uneasiness that negatively impacts overall performance.
Confidence BuildingWhen an iron looks good, it gives you more confidence.
For better players, this usually means a thinner top-down look with a shorter overall blade length. For golfers that have higher handicaps and need a bit more help getting the ball up in the air or close to the target, the thicker sole tends to be a better solution.
Confidence building can be different from one player to the next; the key is to find an iron that gives you the confidence you need.
PrecisionOne of the reasons that better players like a thin-looking blade is that they feel they can be more precise with a club like this in their hands. Precision can be hard to come by. The club almost always feels more workable when you have a thin blade with a clean top line.
A thicker, clunkier golf iron helps give you some forgiveness out of the rough, but it very rarely allows for precision in getting the ball close to the hole.