Nike VR_S Forged irons

Nike VR_S Forged iron

The VR_S Forged has the highest COR (coefficient of restitution) of any Nike iron ever made, which means one thing: the ball goes farther.

Combine that with relatively strong lofts (a 28-degree 6-iron, for example) and these irons are distance machines.

Despite their contemporary design, these irons look very traditional. MSRP is $999.99 (eight irons, steel shafts); stock shaft is the Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH HT.

Forged irons have made a dramatic comeback. Only a few years ago, most irons were made of investment-cast stainless steel. Now we see forged irons, made of soft carbon steel, in the club lineup of every major club manufacturer. In general, these irons appeal to low-handicap players, although some companies are making a pitch to golfers of average ability who probably are planning on improvement.

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