Nike VR Pro Combo irons
Saturday, December 14, 2013
What golfers want their long irons to do is different than what they want from their short irons. A 4-iron is harder to hit high in the air, so extra forgiveness is an asset. With a 9-iron, most golfers are trying to flight a shot to a precise distance, thus feel and accuracy are the name of the game.
With the VR Pro Combo set, Nike is trying to give golfers just the right tool for the job.
The 3- through 5-irons in this set feature a pocket cavity behind the face that moves weight down and back, lowering the center of gravity and making it easier to get the ball up in the air. This design also creates more flex in the face at impact for greater ball speed.
The 6-iron through pitching wedge feature a cavity-back shape that puts more mass directly behind the hitting area and elevates the center of gravity. While the perimeter weighting adds some forgiveness, this design is intended to make it easier to keep approach shots down and enhance feel for more control.
The VR Pro Combo irons are made from carbon steel and were designed with Nike's X3X groove pattern, which packs more grooves in the hitting area. The clubs come standard with True Temper Dynamic Gold XP steel shafts for $899.