Custom Hand Grind MIURA wedges by JOE KWOK

joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrxBay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
edited May 14, 2009 in JWK Golf Shop #1
Pictures
Here a couple examples I just did for:



1. Better than average golfer.

2. Trap your ball on your wedge play. Medium divot taker.

3. Medium bounce with plenty of versatility to create any shots.

4. Know how to use your bounce to trap the ball with an open face set up and drop it soft on the green.

5. Medium to soft turf condition.



As you can see ( 2 heads pictures ) I reshape the toe and leading edge shape to what i think is better and more appealing shape look. Top line will look thinner at address due to how I angled and reshape them ( visual trick line ).



Other than that, "GO AHEAD AND BE CREATIVE ON YOUR SHOTS".



BTW, this exact wedge are SOLD already...Thanks D! image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



ps: Tons of room on this custom hand grind program to do anything you want and need. Just tell me and do fitting with me, so I can help/quote you the right grind and pricing.



Cheers!



Joe
Post edited by Unknown User on
«134

Comments

  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members Posts: 10,796 ✭✭
    Mighty fine work again Joe, one of these days I am gonna have to come see ya about some club work.
    [twitter]oneputtblunder[/twitter]
    10.5 Aeroburner TP Fujikura Speeder Pro XLR8
    14.5 X2 Hot 3 Deep Tour Green
    18* X2 Hot Pro Hybrid
    RSI TP 4-PW KBS Tour 120
    Byron Morgan DH89 Rincon Neck deep mill or Circa 62 No 2
    Vokey 52/56/60 SM5/TVDK/TVDVgrind DG S300
    WITB Link
  • sweeetsweeet sweeet EH! Account Hold Posts: 561
    Amazing work Joe.. as always.
  • SamsquanchSamsquanch Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,568 ✭✭
    Those look really really good. Nice work.
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    Thanks guys! image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Anyway, I've left it untouch the top part for better trajectory control, which IMO is the key on wedge play. I've only angled it to make it look thinner from address possition. Head shape resembled Cleveland 485 IMO.



    Enjoy it!



    Joe
  • Brando5105Brando5105 Putter Hoe Members Posts: 2,216
    what lofts do these come in?
    Cobra Bio Cell + 661 speeder
    Big Bertha 3w Fuji 8.3TS X
    Apex Pro 2-PW C-Tapper X
    Satori wedges
    Machine M20
    WITB Link
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Oct 22, 2008 #7
    Brando5105 wrote on Oct 22 2008, 08:13 PM:
    what lofts do these come in?


    I can make it from 50* all the way to 62*. Certain loft will be a bit more off set than others due to bending, but it will be minimal...because I will manage to grind those off set look become less. Again very minimal.



    The marking are 1 strip, 2 strips or 3 strips below MIURA logo...they means #1, #2 and #3 in Kanji letter. they are pretty much for GW, SW and LW.



    Joe
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    edited Oct 22, 2008 #8
    Nice work as usual Mr. Kwok.



    Do these wedges come with a finish on them?
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    Nope, They came in raw only.



    THX again!





    Joe
    TM golf guy 182 wrote on Oct 22 2008, 08:53 PM:
    Nice work as usual Mr. Kwok.



    Do these wedges come with a finish on them?
  • RIDEamountainRIDEamountain ClubWRX Posts: 388 ✭✭
    Looking great Joe!



    Those are quite tempting indeed!



    RIDE
  • K2_2K2_2 Members Posts: 542
    Hi Joe,



    Those look fantastic - another job well done! I can start another thread if you think the following is better placed in another forum but...



    When doing a custom set like this, do you feel that the grind should be similar for both your lower and higher lofted wedge - in say a 52 and 58 combo? I always had good luck with a lower lofted SW with a reasonable amount of bounce to get the ball out of the sand and heavy rough, but I liked using a LW with less bounce. A few other wedge wizards have steered me away from this - with limited success on the newer high bounce LW - and your beautiful wedges rekindled my curiousity about how much you variation you recomend within a wedge set.



    Cheers!
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    K2_2 wrote on Oct 23 2008, 10:00 AM:
    Hi Joe,



    Those look fantastic - another job well done! I can start another thread if you think the following is better placed in another forum but...



    When doing a custom set like this, do you feel that the grind should be similar for both your lower and higher lofted wedge - in say a 52 and 58 combo? I always had good luck with a lower lofted SW with a reasonable amount of bounce to get the ball out of the sand and heavy rough, but I liked using a LW with less bounce. A few other wedge wizards have steered me away from this - with limited success on the newer high bounce LW - and your beautiful wedges rekindled my curiousity about how much you variation you recomend within a wedge set.



    Cheers!
    You've just answered your own question image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    It's a subjective. It's all depends on lots of factors on how you play your wedges. The key issue is getting a perfect bounce angle but yet depends also on how consistent you produce your swing ( at least we start from here ). Understanding Theory is not always reflect on how the actual practical side of it. So the more inconsistent your swing is the less critical on making the grind and bounce to perfect spot. Lots of players out there over look their equipments but forget that they still need to swing the club to put it in the hole. Nothing wrong having an fancy expensive equipments, But it's wrong if it doesn't fit their swing and skill level.



    IMHGO, Every players has to have at least 2 sets of wedges in their trunk at all time if they are that anal about playing the right bounce and grind for every condition courses. Lots of those touring pro has even more equipment that you can think of when they go out on the tourney.



    However i must mention here...grinding a wedge to look good is one thing, but to grind that looks good and works is another different ball game IMO.



    Joe



    Steve,

    I can guarantee you if you look this wedges with your bare eyes, you'll not gonna be able to hold yourself. LOL!



    Joe
  • rankoutsiderrankoutsider Members Posts: 2,040
    Stellar stuff, Joey. You are the best, and not just in the west...



    What would these cost in left hand for a set of three, with this grind. PM me or post it to the thread.



    Rob
  • PurePursuit PurePursuit Members Posts: 2,237
    Joe is there anything golf related you can't do...seriously! I can't wait till my swing is completely set and I can have you go to work on a full set up. Thanks for the pics!
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    rankoutsider wrote on Oct 23 2008, 12:28 PM:
    Stellar stuff, Joey. You are the best, and not just in the west...



    What would these cost in left hand for a set of three, with this grind. PM me or post it to the thread.



    Rob




    Sorry, NO lefty at this time.



    Cost would be depends on what grind and spec need to be done after fitting.



    THX!



    Joe
  • pitbull808pitbull808 Putter Hoarder Marshals Posts: 9,367 mod
    edited Oct 23, 2008 #16
    Great looking wedges Joey! Heckuva lot more user friendly then the stock versions! image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    LMAO! image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Well so far there isn't one task I can't find a way to work it out.



    Maybe trying to get a round at Pine Valley or Augusta LMAO! image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    PurePursuit wrote on Oct 23 2008, 12:51 PM:
    Joe is there anything golf related you can't do...seriously! I can't wait till my swing is completely set and I can have you go to work on a full set up. Thanks for the pics!
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    pitbull808 wrote on Oct 23 2008, 02:15 PM:
    Great looking wedges Joey! Heckuva lot more user friendly then the stock versions! image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />


    Thanks Reid!



    It's a lot coming out of ya bro! image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • b81smithb81smith ClubWRX Posts: 726 ✭✭
    Wow, beautiful work Joe.....as always. Too bad you're not out in Illinois, we could use a guy like you. Nice wedges.
    Ben S
    Hailing from North Aurora
    WITB:
    Smoke Wagon: Ping G LST 10.5 with Diamana Blue (JDM version) 70X set to standard
    Fairway: Ping G 3 wood - 14.5 with Tour 80 or UST Mamiya Axivcore Tour Red 89 in X flex set to standard
    Hybrid: Ping G 3 hybrid 19 deg with Tour 90 in S flex tipped .5 extra
    Irons: 4-P Mizuno MP-30 all weighted to D5 with DG x-100's
    Wedges: 50, 54, 58 - Ping Glide 2.0 all with DG S-400
    Putter: Mizuno Black Carbon by Bettinardi - BC-1 flamed finish
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    b81smith wrote on Oct 23 2008, 02:52 PM:
    Wow, beautiful work Joe.....as always. Too bad you're not out in Illinois, we could use a guy like you. Nice wedges.




    Get me an investor and I'll train anybody to open one near by you. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • gregcindyhgregcindyh Members Posts: 1,001
    joey3108 wrote on Oct 24 2008, 04:40 PM:
    b81smith wrote on Oct 23 2008, 02:52 PM:
    Wow, beautiful work Joe.....as always. Too bad you're not out in Illinois, we could use a guy like you. Nice wedges.




    Get me an investor and I'll train anybody to open one near by you. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />


    I'm in Fresno Ca. and don't have anyone with this kind of knowledge. I've been reading all of the posts about Miura, Scratch etc. I know this equipment is better than stock OEM gear. But, if I'm going to buy hi-end gear I need to be able to spend time with the guy who is going to prepair my gear.



    I'm a low handicap player that rely on my wedges, those (Miura) look freakin' awesome! How much for a 56* and a 60*? I've really enjoyed the Rifle shafts, would they be a good choice for the Miura wedges?
    Callaway Epic GBB 9* Hzurdus T800 6.5
    Titleist FD 15* Diamana Blue Board 80x
    Adams a12 pro 20* Hybrid Diamana whiteboard 90x
    Bridgestone J15 CB 4-PW DG Pro
    Nike VR Pro 56* DG s400
    Titleist SM5 60* S grind DG s400
    Scotty Cameron Squareback 34"
  • jacksonluijacksonlui Members Posts: 904
    how much weight do you need to add back in the shaft to get the proper swingweight?
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    gregcindyh wrote on Oct 24 2008, 07:44 PM:
    joey3108 wrote on Oct 24 2008, 04:40 PM:
    b81smith wrote on Oct 23 2008, 02:52 PM:
    Wow, beautiful work Joe.....as always. Too bad you're not out in Illinois, we could use a guy like you. Nice wedges.




    Get me an investor and I'll train anybody to open one near by you. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />


    I'm in Fresno Ca. and don't have anyone with this kind of knowledge. I've been reading all of the posts about Miura, Scratch etc. I know this equipment is better than stock OEM gear. But, if I'm going to buy hi-end gear I need to be able to spend time with the guy who is going to prepair my gear.



    I'm a low handicap player that rely on my wedges, those (Miura) look freakin' awesome! How much for a 56* and a 60*? I've really enjoyed the Rifle shafts, would they be a good choice for the Miura wedges?
    It's all depends on how difficult of a grind you need. It would be best If you can come in person and discuss everything to get the right grind and quotation.



    Joe
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Oct 24, 2008 #24
    jacksonlui wrote on Oct 24 2008, 08:19 PM:
    how much weight do you need to add back in the shaft to get the proper swingweight?


    I'm not sure I understand your question here and I'm not sure if you know or not that this custom hand grind heads were originally came around 320-325 grams, so I can pin point it as close as possible during grind to your desire lenght and swing weight. In this case from the pictures above, I have the ability also to reshape the head look from the face possition.



    Joe
  • jacksonluijacksonlui Members Posts: 904
    ok thanks,

    i thought these were retail head weights so further aggressive grinding will make it weight too little.
  • TenbyTenby Members Posts: 82
    Joe, what is the cost of these beauties?
  • vanla01vanla01 Members Posts: 1,655 ✭✭
    Tenby wrote on Oct 24 2008, 10:42 PM:
    Joe, what is the cost of these beauties?


    + 2!!!
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Oct 25, 2008 #28
    Email me to [email protected] your spec or detail on how you play your wedge. Also Let me know what are you playing now, etc.



    Then We can set up a phone fitting or consultation for me to be able to quote you correctly after I know how difficult of a grind you need on these wedges.



    Price may start from $299 each. I will personally hand grind them myself and build them blueprinted to your requested spec include stamping initials.



    Joe
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • birdieputtbirdieputt Jr. Boomers Posts: 379
    Great looking wedges, i can't imagine how soft they feel off the clubface.
  • gregcindyhgregcindyh Members Posts: 1,001
    joey3108 wrote on Oct 24 2008, 08:32 PM:
    gregcindyh wrote on Oct 24 2008, 07:44 PM:
    joey3108 wrote on Oct 24 2008, 04:40 PM:
    b81smith wrote on Oct 23 2008, 02:52 PM:
    Wow, beautiful work Joe.....as always. Too bad you're not out in Illinois, we could use a guy like you. Nice wedges.




    Get me an investor and I'll train anybody to open one near by you. image/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />


    I'm in Fresno Ca. and don't have anyone with this kind of knowledge. I've been reading all of the posts about Miura, Scratch etc. I know this equipment is better than stock OEM gear. But, if I'm going to buy hi-end gear I need to be able to spend time with the guy who is going to prepair my gear.



    I'm a low handicap player that rely on my wedges, those (Miura) look freakin' awesome! How much for a 56* and a 60*? I've really enjoyed the Rifle shafts, would they be a good choice for the Miura wedges?
    It's all depends on how difficult of a grind you need. It would be best If you can come in person and discuss everything to get the right grind and quotation.



    Joe


    That sounds great...where are you located in the Bay Area. I'm about 2 hours south of that area. I'm playing the Olympic Club in a few weeks, maybe I could come by during that visit? Do I need to set an appointment, do you have a retail location? Thanks, Greg
    Callaway Epic GBB 9* Hzurdus T800 6.5
    Titleist FD 15* Diamana Blue Board 80x
    Adams a12 pro 20* Hybrid Diamana whiteboard 90x
    Bridgestone J15 CB 4-PW DG Pro
    Nike VR Pro 56* DG s400
    Titleist SM5 60* S grind DG s400
    Scotty Cameron Squareback 34"
  • J-JJ-J Charter Members Posts: 754
    Great looking grind once again Joe!



    Believe me guys, Joe is worth every penny!!!!

    He grinded my wedges and my irons !!! Since then I have equipment to suit my playing style!



    Everyone even remotely interested in 'better wedges' should give Joe a try, he's the best!
«134
Sign In or Register to comment.