Equipment: Irons

Why Custom Fitted Clubs? Because Fitting Equals Instant Success

Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2016 02:23 Saturday, 23 January 2016 23:26

Custom Fitting(Barry Lotz, J.D.,Ph.D./iG) — Most golfers could easily hit the ball further and more accurately, yet a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of U.S. golfers may be playing with improperly fit clubs. There’s a big distinction between custom clubs and custom fitted clubs. Custom clubs are those purchased at a golf store and then adjustments are made to the clubs such as length (shorter or longer), added wraps to the grip or different shafts inserted. Custom Fit clubs are built to an individual’s specific needs, determined during a fitting session with a qualified club fitter.

Fact: NO major golf companies manufacture precision fit sets of clubs that have been precisely tuned to the individual’s swing! Only if you can put the same swing on every club, can you compete at the highest level and achieve results truly commensurate with your ability.

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Nike Vapor Fly Clubs

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:20 Tuesday, 05 January 2016 05:30

Nike Vapor Flex 440 DriverThe Oven, Nike Golf’s research and design facility in Fort Worth, Texas, is the engine that drives Nike Golf equipment innovation. With a perfect combination of authentic handcraftsmanship and sophisticated high-tech virtual design, Nike Golf engineers and designers obsess over every tenth of a millimeter and every degree of launch angle.

The new Vapor Fly series clubs, designed to provide an overall higher launch angle, is the culmination of years of diligent study. “As we’ve learned more and more about golf athletes while researching advanced materials and evolving manufacturing technologies, we’ve verified that if we can launch the ball higher, while managing spin, it will ultimately fly farther,” says Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf Director of Engineering. “We’ve found ways to accomplish that in our entire 2016 line, from the drivers to the long irons. We are using innovative designs that consider mass distribution, tuned compliance and stiffness to help the ball consistently fly high and long.”

Nike Golf athlete Rory McIlroy, who was instrumental in the design of the Vapor Fly Pro driver, relies on his driver for ultimate forgiveness and distance.

“I think every golfer looks for forgiveness to make their bad shots better,” says McIlroy. “It’s phenomenal to know that when you have a very forgiving driver like this, even if you don’t quite catch [the ball] off the middle of the face or put a good swing on it, that it still has a chance to go the same distance and be in the fairway as if you hit a good shot. To have that much confidence in a driver standing over a tee shot is great.”


Nike Vapor Flex 440 DriverVAPOR FLEX 440 DRIVER

The new Vapor Flex 440 driver is a breakthrough in head construction. More than 60 percent of the club is built from carbon fiber reinforced RZN, a proprietary material that Nike uses in both clubs and golf balls. RZN is an extremely light, yet strong material that allows for even more weight to be repositioned forward and down for adjustability and forgiveness.

New RZN body construction makes up over 60 percent of the driver to allow for adjustability, with increased stability.

New HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter to produce extreme ball speed across the entire face for better performance on off-center hits.

FlexFlight technology features a RZN tube with a high-density weight on one end — flipping the tube allows golfers to further optimize launch conditions by impacting launch angle, spin rate, forgiveness and workability.

Re-engineered Compression Channel enables springboard effect to amplify performance on mis-hits.

FlyBeam Reinforced Covert Cavity Back dramatically stiffens the chassis while redistributing weight to the heel and toe for maximum impact efficiency, tuned acoustics and forgiveness.

FlexLoft 2.0 technology gives the athlete the functionality of five lofts at three face angles for a total of 15 different settings and optimal ball flight, more distance as well as enhanced workability.

Available March 4, 2016.


Nike Vapor Fly Pro DriverVAPOR FLY PRO DRIVER

The Vapor Fly Pro Driver utilizes a familiar 460cc pear shape head to create a strong trajectory with low spin but, on the inside, the club has been finely tuned to help athletes such as Rory McIlroy perform at the highest level.

Flightweight Crown features a 30 percent reduction in crown weight versus last year’s model, resulting in a lower center of gravity and higher MOI for higher launch, less spin and more forgiveness.

New HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter to produce extreme ball speed across the entire face for better performance on off-center hits.

Re-engineered Compression Channel enables springboard effect to amplify performance on mis-hits.

FlyBeam Reinforced Covert Cavity Back dramatically stiffens the chassis while redistributing weight to the heel and toe for maximum impact efficiency, tuned acoustics and forgiveness.

FlexLoft 2.0 technology gives the athlete the functionality of five lofts at three face angles for a total of 15 different settings and optimal flight, more distance as well as enhanced workability.

Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.


Nike Vapor Fly DriverVAPOR FLY DRIVER

Distinguished by its bold blue crown with iconic Volt color in the Compression Channel, the Vapor Fly Driver has three key technologies that add up to fast ball speed, high trajectory and less spin: Flightweight Crown, HyperFlight Face and Compression Channel.

Flightweight Crown features a 30 percent reduction in crown weight versus last year’s model, resulting in a lower center of gravity and higher MOI for higher launch, less spin and more forgiveness.

New HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter to produce extreme ball speed across the entire face for better performance on off-center hits.

Re-engineered Compression Channel enables a springboard effect to amplify performance on mis-hits.

FlyBeam Reinforced Covert Cavity Back dramatically stiffens the chassis while redistributing weight to the heel and toe for maximum impact efficiency, tuned acoustics and forgiveness.

FlexLoft 2.0 technology gives the golf athlete the functionality of five lofts at three face angles for a total of 15 different settings and optimal flight, more distance as well as enhanced workability.

Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.


Nike Vapor Fly Fairway WoodVAPOR FLY FAIRWAY WOOD

The Vapor Fly Fairway Wood uses Nike’s tour-authentic chassis with upgraded technology to drive performance. Utilizing the same technology found within the drivers, the club features an extremely thin and light Flightweight Crown to move weight lower for a higher launch angle, with less spin. Five models with an innovative new FlexLoft Fairway hosel allow for lofts from 12 degrees to 22 degrees, at a standard or upright lie angle for a tour-level fit.

Flightweight Crown features a 30 percent reduction in crown weight vs. last year’s model, resulting in a lower center of gravity and higher MOI for higher launch, less spin, and more forgiveness.

New HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter to produce extreme ball speed across the entire face for better performance on off-center hits.

Re-engineered Compression Channel enables springboard effect to amplify performance on mis-hits.

FlyBeam Reinforced Covert Cavity Back dramatically stiffens the chassis while redistributing weight to the heel and toe for maximum impact efficiency, tuned acoustics and forgiveness.

FlexLoft Fairway hosel offers the unique ability to adjust loft and lie angle independently, offering six individual settings in each of five models to achieve optimal flight, more distance and enhanced workability.

Athlete authentic Tour shape for forgiveness and workability.

Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.


Nike Vapor Fly HybridVAPOR FLY HYBRID

The Vapor Fly Hybrid was completely redesigned for 2016. Working with Nike athletes such as Francesco Molinari, Nike Golf engineers created a hybrid with a refined, tour-driven profile to maximize versatility and shot making.

Flightweight Crown features a 30 percent reduction in crown weight vs. last year’s model, resulting in a lower center of gravity and higher MOI for higher launch, less spin and more forgiveness.

New HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter to produce extreme ball speed across the entire face for better performance on off-center hits.

Re-engineered Compression Channel enables springboard effect to amplify performance on mis-hits.

FlyBeam Reinforced Covert Cavity Back dramatically stiffens the chassis while redistributing weight to the heel and toe for maximum impact efficiency, tuned acoustics and forgiveness.

Athlete authentic Tour Shape for forgiveness and workability that provides a true iron replacement.

Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.


Nike Vapor Fly Pro IronVAPOR FLY PRO IRONS

Engineers from The Oven set out to create a set of irons that launch the ball higher and farther, offering forgiveness with more workability than a traditional game-improvement iron. Meet the Vapor Fly Pro Irons.

Modern Muscle technology balances the center of gravity in the center of the face to optimize stability, energy transfer and feel for consistent performance and shotmaking.

Lightweight RZN material enables more mass to be distributed lower and deeper for higher ball flight.

The combination of a variable thickness, flexible Nexcor face supported by a stiffened, FlyBeam-reinforced chassis delivers increased ball speed, with less penalizing mishits for longer, more consistent shots across the entire face.

Hollow RZN cavity long irons (2, 3, 4, 5) feature a metalwood-style construction with FlyBeam reinforcement for superior distance and forgiveness.

RZN pocket mid irons (6, 7, 8) utilize Nike’s proprietary RZN material to redistribute weight to combine stability with refined feel.

RZN cavity short irons (9, P, A) also feature RZN material in the cavity of the irons to enable shot-making creativity.

Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.


Nike Vapor Fly IronVAPOR FLY IRONS

The Vapor Fly irons feature three unique RZN-enhanced, game-improvement constructions pushing weight lower and toward the perimeter for consistent, high and long-approach shots with tremendous feel.

Modern Muscle technology balances the center of gravity in the center of the face to optimize stability, energy transfer and feel for consistent performance and shotmaking.

Lightweight RZN material enables more mass to be distributed lower and deeper for higher ball flight.

The combination of a variable thickness, flexible Nexcor face supported by a stiffened, Flybeam-reinforced chassis delivers increased ball speed, with less penalizing mishits for longer, more consistent shots across the entire face.

Hollow RZN cavity long irons (4, 5, 6, 7) feature a metalwood-style construction with FlyBeam reinforcement for superior distance and forgiveness.

RZN pocket mid irons (8, 9, P) utilize Nike’s proprietary RZN material to redistribute weight to combine stability with refined feel.

RZN cavity short irons (A, S) also feature RZN material in the cavity of the irons to enable shot-making creativity.

Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.

   

Callaway Golf Announces New Apex Irons and Hybrid

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 06:45 Thursday, 01 October 2015 06:32

Callaway Golf Apex IronCallaway Golf has officially announced their new Apex Irons, new Apex Pro Irons, and Apex Hybrids. The new Apex clubs will be available to golfers by the end of September 2015.

The new Apex Irons utilize Callaway’s precision engineered face cup technology to promote increased distance. This set also features a multi-piece construction with more offset in the longer irons, a more compact shape with less offset in shorter irons and advanced forging for incredibly soft feel.

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Titleist Introduces New 716 AP1 and AP2 Irons

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:53 Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:41

Titleist 716 AP1 IronsFAIRHAVEN, Massachusetts — New 716 Titleist AP1 and AP2 irons, available beginning October 23 in golf shops worldwide, are precisely engineered with industry-leading amounts of high density tungsten to deliver the best combination of low CG and high MOI in their respective categories for distance, forgiveness and shot-stopping control.

“AP1 and AP2 irons are designed for two distinct player profiles. AP1 is for players seeking maximum distance and forgiveness. AP2 is for players seeking distance and forgiveness in a tour-proven iron,” said Chris McGinley, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “Our R&D team has precisely engineered both models to create speed and launch for distance with maximum forgiveness to help all players improve their iron play.”

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Titleist Introduces New 716 CB and MB Irons for Tour-Proven Shotmaking and Solid Forged Feel

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:47 Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:32

altFAIRHAVEN, Massachusetts — New Titleist 716 CB and MB irons advance the heritage of the PGA Tour’s most trusted blade irons through innovative design and engineering, and a development process driven by feedback from the best ball strikers in the game. 

The new 716 CB is a modern cavity blade engineered with industry-leading amounts of high density tungsten for tour-proven shotmaking with added forgiveness. The new 716 MB, inspired and validated by the world’s best shotmakers, is a pure muscle back blade with modern refinements that provides maximum shot control.

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