Miura TC-201 Irons Review – Are They Forgiving? What Handicap Range Are They for?

Miura TC-201 Irons

“The Miura TC-201 irons have been designed to appeal to mid and high handicappers; but their looks tell a different story.”

Miura TC-201 Irons Overview

“Like the Miura MC-501 irons, the company has opted to combine muscle back looks and cavity back performance for the Miura TC-201 irons.”

The Miura TC-201 irons are unique by design. Miura went out of their way to give them a small footprint but load them with forgiveness features.

In the end, what you’re left with is a set of irons that have a players performance look but are secretly more forgiving than most players performance irons you will ever play.

We tested the Miura TC-201 irons to see if they live up to the marketing and how they performed.

But before we get into performance, forgiveness and who they are for, we want to talk about looks and feel. To be quite honest, the Miura TC-201 irons have a wonky-looking cavity back.

It kind of resembles the receiver of an old-timey rotary phone.

The topline is thin and looks almost completely level in the bag. At address, you get a very clean look – typical for Miura irons.

The Miura TC-201’s are made from S20C soft carbon steel. This type of steel imparts a silky feel to these irons that gets only slightly harder when you miss the sweet spot.

There is certainly a difference in feel from pure strikes to mis-hits but the difference isn’t drastic which is nice.

The Miura TC-201 irons naturally yield a mid launch. The 9-iron checks in at 41°. However, you can easily get a higher launch if you need to.

After all, these are cavity back irons. Even though the cavity undercut isn’t substantial, you can still work the ball high in the air if you are so inclined.

“Despite the sort of awkward looks, the Miura TC-201 irons succeed in combining forgiveness and workability.”

Are Miura TC-201 Irons Forgiving?

“Anyone considering buying the Miura TC-201 irons should know that they are perimeter weighted.”

Fixed weights in the heel and toe of these irons enhance forgiveness and stability on mis-hits. While the sweet spot isn’t massive, mis-hits are managed very well with this perimeter weighting.

When we mis-hit, our shots were flying much straighter than we expected. Off-line divergence never exceeded 13 yards – even on nasty mis-hits.

Potential Miura TC-201 suitors should also know that they are progressively weighted.

The long irons are made to have a lower center of gravity while the short irons have mass shifted higher for a higher center of gravity.

This is such a basic but effective design element that we don’t know why every iron set doesn’t have it.

For the Miura TC-201 irons specifically, it allows for acute launch control in the short irons and easier swinging in the long irons.

Our testers mentioned that they felt more confident with the long irons in this set even while the heads were smaller than what they were used to – and it’s thanks to the lower CG in the long irons.

You will lose ball speed on mis-hits though. Furthermore, it doesn’t take much of a miss to lose considerable ball speed.

While the Miura TC-201 will produce straight flight on mis-hits, your distance will take a hit.

Are the Miura TC-201 Irons Good for Beginners & High Handicappers?

“If you are a high handicapper and you really make an effort to get the hang of these irons, we think you could succeed.”

That being said, they are not inherently good for beginners and high handicappers.

The blade length is pretty short overall which tends to be a fundamental problem for newbies.

Should you Buy the Miura TC-201’s or the Miura TC-201 QPQ’s?

“There is no performance difference between these two sets.”

The only difference is that the Miura TC-201 QPQ irons have a black finish. If you prefer a dark finish or want your irons to be a conversation piece, the Miura TC-201 QPQ’s would be the call.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more traditional look, the Miura TC-201 irons have a satin chrome finish that will suit your aesthetic tastes.

It’s important to note though that both the standard Miura TC-201’s and the Miura TC-201 QPQ irons have the same specs, perimeter weighting, progressive CG and size.

Miura TC-201 Irons

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Category: Players Performance

Miura TC-201 Selling Points

  • They have progressive CG’s
  • They are perimeter weighted
  • S20C soft carbon steel construction
  • Limited offset
  • Looks good at address

Miura TC-201 Irons First Impressions

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“The first thing that struck us about these irons was the awkward-looking backside.”

This is by no means a deal-breaker. The Miura TC-201 irons have an odd-looking backside; but we were able to get over that as soon as we started swinging.

In terms of performance, we noticed quickly how well these irons manage mis-hits.

Who Are the Miura TC-201 Irons for?

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High handicappers would certainly appreciate the side-to-side forgiveness that these irons offer.

However, they will probably be frustrated by the lack of ball speed and distance on mis-hits.

In the end, we think that the best candidate for the Miura TC-201 irons would be mid handicappers who want the look and performance of blades but who still need that little boost of forgiveness.

If you are able to make consistent contact with your current irons, you will probably get along just fine with the Miura TC-201’s.

The Miura Family of Irons

Lower handicap players should check out the KM-700 irons.

The KM-700’s have a more traditional blade look when compared to the Miura TC-201’s.

The KM-700 irons have an exceptionally soft feel and produce a nice “click” when you pure the ball. There is limited offset which will appease better players.

The unique “toe-cut” grind also makes for smooth turf interaction on a wide array of lies.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Miura TC-201 Irons

Overall Score: 97/100

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