History of Miura
Miura was founded in February 1977. Although, Katsuhiro Miura had been involved in the manufacturing of irons since 1957.
Miura-san introduces the iconic forging technique to the manufacturing process. In believing the traditional forging process was flawed, Miura-san has an ingenious plan to improve the grain structure of the club head.
Fueled by innovation, Miura Giken begins to produce its own precision forged dies. This allows the factory to take control of the manufacturing process from beginning to end.
The forging division is established at the Miura Giken factory. Miura-san works with engineers to create proprietary equipment that manipulate the grain structure of the club head. The new forging process includes an additional strike, as well as the use of the renowned spin forging machine.
Using Maruman irons that were manufactured at the Miura factory, Ian Woosnam wins The Masters Tournament.
The Miura Giken brand is born. For the first time, the Miura family produces irons bearing the family name. Although they continue to manufacture clubs on behalf of the top equipment companies, Miura Giken is being recognized for its own designs throughout Japan.
On behalf of Maruman, the Miura factory produces irons that José María Olazába uses to win The Masters Tournament.
Miura Giken begins designing and manufacturing irons for distribution outside Japan. International models are introduced to the North American and European markets under the new Miura Golf brand.
Miura Golf has its first PGA win with Raymond Floyd at the Ford Senior Players Championship.
The Miuraism line is introduced. These premium irons are limited production models that are made to order and feature additional customization options.
Miura Giken decides to direct focus on its own brand, moving a majority of its OEM production to an agent outside of Japan.
In 2014, Ryan Moore defends his CIMB Classic title playing with the PP-9003 SN.
Miura-san recognizes the importance of his two sons, Shinei and Yoshitaka, to Miura’s long-term success. Shinei assumes the role of President of Miura Giken and the responsibilities of overseeing research and development, and distribution.
As is customary in Japan, Miura-san becomes Chairman of Miura Giken. He continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and still occupies the number one chair on the grinding line.
Many businesses in Japan, including golf companies, are affected by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. As a result, Miura Giken focuses on Miura Golf opportunities around the rest of world.
In 2011, K.J. Choi wins The Players Championship using the CB-501.
Miura Craftsman is introduced–a custom order option that allows dealers to offer personalized options for the lie, loft, head weight, paint fill, bounce, and offset of select Miura Giken models.