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I was browsing my local PGA Tour superstore earlier this week…looking at the same clubs for the umpteenth time when I came across the KM700’s, I’d seen these online and wasn’t a huge fan of the design, prefer the look of the traditional Miura MB…but when you put the KM700 down and look at it from address, oh my - it’s the nicest looking iron/thing I’ve ever seen…I put it down side by side with the Mizuno 221 (which I thought I really liked the look of) and it made the 221 look like something you’d see at Walmart. So I continue looking at the KM700, imagining I’m about to hit a 7 iron from the middle of the fairway and I think to myself, “this is almost too nice looking to hit a ball off the ground with.” I’ve never played something as nice as a Miura…and now that I think about it, I haven’t bought an unused set of irons in about 10 years…so this leads to my question that goes out to any new Miura purchasers, or even just anyone who purchases a set of brand new irons that they love the look of…

 

Do you go through a period where the clubs are just so pristine that you feel uncomfortable hitting them? And if so, how long would you say that period lasted before you stopped giving a s*** and played them without hesitation? 

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I hear ya.  You're not alone.  I have a set of 2-E of 1999 Hogan Apex Blades that I bought from a former Hogan Staff member and was only used sparingly since he jumped to Titleist for more money.  They are practically new and I bought them for a steal ($80 CDN) and only played it only once or twice since I didn't want to ruin the pristine finish.  I have since been using more durable cast irons (like my 990s) since then.

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Love the Miura MC-501.  It's like that really sexy girl that you wanna ask out on date but you get horrible anxiety thinking about it, haha. 

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Honestly when I get something new I can't wait to hit it, use it, and get some bag chatter on there. I take exceptionally good care of my clubs, keep them clean, and always try to limit wear, but I also love the look they start to get from use. That's when they really feel like they are mine. My irons (new last fall) are finally starting to feel a bit more like tools rather than just shiny stuff in the bag, which is really satisfying. 

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I'd smash that!

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Did you ever go to the hardware store and find a really nice hammer and think "that's too pretty to work with"? No, didn't think so.

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I picked up that same set a few days ago when I was in there. They're a standout among the new releases. To answer your question; any set that comes home will get played, I just may wait awhile before I hit them out of the bunkers. But you should get them, so next time I go in there, they're not there.

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1 hour ago, Kingcat990 said:

I picked up that same set a few days ago when I was in there. They're a standout among the new releases. To answer your question; any set that comes home will get played, I just may wait awhile before I hit them out of the bunkers. But you should get them, so next time I go in there, they're not there.

It is really heartbreaking to take a Miura and hit a ball from the sand trap….. it makes me a little sad when ever have to do this….. 

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On 8/12/2022 at 5:38 PM, tatertot said:

Did you ever go to the hardware store and find a really nice hammer and think "that's too pretty to work with"? No, didn't think so.

Nope. Hammers are also like $25…and to my knowledge there’s no Miura of hammer brands. If there is one, I’d like to check it out - to see if it’d be weird to work with or not. 

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21 hours ago, gents15 said:

Nope. Hammers are also like $25…and to my knowledge there’s no Miura of hammer brands. If there is one, I’d like to check it out - to see if it’d be weird to work with or not. 

 

Estwing but they're more a joy to hit than other hammers.

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This thread reminds of this really pretty girl dated for a while. When we first started hanging out I was like there’s no way I can do these dirty, reprehensible acts with this sweet gorgeous young lady. I felt really uncomfortable but what else was I suppose to do, just disappoint her? 
 

The lesson I learned is the same that the OP should realize about the KM-700s. Go ahead and get them dirty because they’re not your irons, it’s just your turn. 

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