Miura Golf is known best for their popular high-end irons.
Courtesy of Miura Golf
By Alana Johnson
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Howard Milstein, co-chairman of the Nicklaus Companies and chairman, president and CEO of the country's largest privately owned, family-run bank (New York Private Bank & Trust), has acquired rights to distribute Miura Golf in the U.S. and abroad. The Japan-based equipment company was started by Katsuhiro Miura in 1957, and has built a reputation for creating premium, handcrafted forged irons primarily for better players. The move by the billionaire investor marks a push to increase awareness of the company and expand its line to serve a broader range of golfers.

"We believe that Miura, with its decades-old reputation as perhaps the world's finest designer and manufacturer of forged clubs, represents an ideal partner in the golf equipment category and is a tremendous fit with our company," Milstein said in a release. "We are excited about the opportunity to further grow this prestigious brand; enhance its awareness among consumers in domestic and international markets; increase the points of distribution; and make it available to more golf enthusiasts."

More Miura irons

More Miura irons.
Courtesy of Miura Golf

Milstein has brought in Hoyt McGarity, the founder and CEO of the club-fitting company True Spec, to serve as president and help guide Miura as it looks to grow.

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