Miura KM-007 Mallet putter

This mallet model with the James Bond moniker will leave you stirred not shaken

By: Tom Cunneff

Since the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, opens today in theaters nationwide, I thought it only appropriate to review a putter that bears his “license to kill” mark. The Miura KM-007 might not make you as cool as Bond star Daniel Craig, but it could make you an assassin on the greens, especially if you're one of those golfers who likes a little heft to his or her putter—but not too much.

The first mallet from the revered Japanese club manufacturer, the KM-007 is forged from a billet of the finest quality, low-carbon steel (the number comes from its position in the company’s series of putters). The non-glare finish is very appealing to the eye, as is the overall shape with the steps and flange in back not too big or obtrusive. The feel of the milled face is firm but not hard, while the three-quarter-toe hang works well with either a straight-back-and-through stroke or a more inside-to-inside style.

About the only drawback is the price, but Q would definitely approve.



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