New to the forum, I seldom ever sign up for any forums or become a member of any websites, I'm just not really a computer guy, I'm the only person I know without a facebook, but after reading alot of the threads on here I was definitely interested. There seems to be a plethora of info and quite a few members here seem to know what they are talking about(some might not, but hey, this is the internet lol). Figured I would give you guys some information about me so you can have some idea of where i'm coming from when i post or state an opinion...........
My name is Jay, I'm 23 years old and I live in Long island, NY(although my family has homes all over and I spend alot of time traveling)
I've been a scratch golfer for about the past 2 years, I've been playing the game since I was 11, I love every second i spend on the golf course, there is never anywhere I would rather be. I play every day during the week at one or another of the public courses around me at around 615 pm so I can get out alone and hopefully be the last one out, theres nothing like having the course to myself and being able to practice any way I would like. On the weekends I'll usually get a foursome together and play some different courses. i have never played golf competitively and never bet on the game, all of the friends I play with are beginners and betting on golf just doesnt do it for me, I play to improve and because I love it plain and simple.
I come from a very wealthy family(god, saying that makes me feel like a prick, but hopefully my self deprication can save me from every memeber here thinking im a tool, lol) and I run the company my father began many years ago since he retired last winter. The business basically runs itself and doesnt require me to actively be there all that often, and when I am there, I'm in my office by 4AM and on my way home by noon, needless to say my hours nicely facilitate my golf........... addiction.... lol.
I'm generally a pretty happy, mellow guy, when i'm not golfing im usually relaxing in bed and reading, I love science fiction/fantasy. I'm also kinda long winded, as if you couldn't tell, so I'm going to apologize for the length of this, and my future posts in advance, if I feel the need to start a thread or respond to one, chances are, I wont be brief........
So on to the reason I started this thread, hopefully after all of that you guys will have an idea of where I am coming from. I have just recently discovered Miura golf clubs(actually the first I saw of them was a review on this site), I find them to be the most stunning clubs that I have ever seen, they just blow everything else out of the water in my opinion, just so clean and crisp, besides that, I collect japanese swords and knives(both antique and modern), I also studied toyama ryu(a japanese sword art) for 3 years, and the idea of having a set of hand forged japanese blades(clubs) to go along with my hand forged japanese blades(swords) is just to perfect for me to pass up. I have just about always played blades since i started golfing, ive also always had a few sets of slight cavity backs, or "players" cavity backs for those days when I'm just not striking the ball well or just not feeling well, but for the most part, its always been blades. The sets ive played most often(irons) for the past few years have generally been mizuno, they make a great club, but I honestly wind up scooping up most of the sets that come out from the big name brands, they are the only brands of clubs ive really been aware of up until the past few weeks, as I said before, I'm not much of a computer guy, and my friends(the people I play with most often) are not what you would call serious golfers, on a side note, I will start up another thread asking what everyone thinks of the other custom, japanese, and less commonly know club makers when I get a chance. But for this thread Miura is really what I'm focused on. Ok, so after looking around the web and reading just about everything i can about Miura, I was sold, I wanted the 1957 baby blades as they are what apeals to me most, i lovvvee the small head and classic look. I've owned countless sets of golf clubs, and I've been fit countless times for them, I know my lengths, lies, what grips I want, and what shafts I prefer in what flex, so I set out to buy these clubs online, I've never really bought any clubs over the internet, as before this I've always bought clubs from the major brands. I found a website that had everything I wanted, my birthday is actually today, and my father had been bugging me for a while asking me if there was anything he could buy my for my birthday, so i told him to order me these clubs, he did about a week ago, he ordred me the 3-pw in the baby blades as well as 3-5 irons in the mc 102 for those "off" days, he also ordered 2 1957 series wedges and the km 350 putter for himself, he has spoken to the guy that runs this site(ken lopez) a few times since placing this order and from what he tells me, he seems like a really decent guy, and quite knowledgeable about the game of golf, now today I was checking out the miura web page looking at some of there woods, and for some reason i noticed the "find a dealer" tab on the top of the page, I hadnt noticed it any other time I had been on the Miura page, as I was to busy drooling over the blades lol, but i scrolled down and noticed that pure impact golf in New Jersey was not listed on there, this immediately kinda struck me as odd, so i gave Miura a call, they said that Pure Impact in NJ is not an authorized dealer, and they really didnt have much else to say about it, so I had my father call up Ken Lopez at pure impact and ask him, from what my father told me he was slightly vauge about it saying that he gets his Miura products through someone else(who I'm assuming is an authorized dealer), but I've never spoken to Ken Lopez, I couldnt find anything bad about this site on the web, all of the clubs are full retail price, nothing is discounted, but after reading alot about fake clubs, counterfits, clones, etc... on this forum, I find myself becoming a little leery, again, I have no experienece whatsoever buying clubs online, and everything about pure impact golf seems to be on the level from what I have seen so far, so I'm asking everyone here. Has anyone bought from them before? what did you buy? Miuras? something else? were you happy with the results? has anyone ever heard anything good or bad about this site? from takeing a look at the site and whatever information you may have that i do not, does it look ok? does it seem on the level to a more experienced eye than mine as far as buying clubs over the internet? please let me know what you think, I would really appreciate any help anyone could give me with this. Thank you very much.