Buchi 2014 Global Edition Muscle Back 3-PW
Buchi is named after master grinder and golf club meister Masatoshi Tabuchi. Located in the mountains of Himeji, Tabuchi-san has created many custom irons and wedges for discerning golfers like top Japanese pros on tour to the most hardcore of golf enthusiasts. In ancient times, Himeji was the focus of forging samurai swords (katana) and much of that spirit and technique carries over now to several masters in the Himeji area who produced golf clubs.
Tabuchi-san spent many years grinding side by side with the also legendary Miura-san in producing personalized and unique tour pieces for some of Japan's top golfers. With the help of Fuso Dream in Japan and Tourspecgolf worldwide, Tabuchi-san's work is being made available to golfers around the globe.
Tourspecgolf took Tabuchi-san's irons and wedges which were designed and produced with the Japanese golfer and Japanese golf courses in mind and tested numerous designs and tweaks before coming up with the Buchi Global Edition models.
Unlike the Japanese models, the Global Edition available from TSG features a cleaned up back face with only the Buchi logo in the muscle. The top line is made thinner and the toe more square and sharp. Offset was reduced and is much closer to a straight neck than the Japanese model. The grind was re worked to be more vesatile due to the variety of course types overseas (in Japan most courses are lush and soft).
The result is a beautiful and clean looking muscle back that focuses on feel and performance. Tabuchi-san takes premium JIS S25C steel forged in Himeji and hand grinds and polishes each head constantly checking weight and specs along the way to ensure perfection and consistency in the set.
Customers have the choice of going with the plated satin finish which is seen here in the listing or a raw unplated version or a raw black oxide version.
Tabuchi-san will grind each head to exact weight needed depending on each golfer's requirements for length and swing weight taking into account the shafts and grips used. All sets will be professionally assembled by top Fuso Dream craftsment in Tokyo before shipping out directly to customers.
Please note, due to the hand made nature of all Buchi clubs, customers must expect wait times of 2-3 months.