Nike Machspeed Black Driver Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating 4 out of 5
  • RRP £240

What we say...

Tested March 2011

Test Team: Chris Ryan (Pro), Jon Greathead (HCP 8), Bryan Slater (HCP 12), Darren Slater (HCP 16)

Comments: The TG Gear Team thought the new Machspeed Black might go well when it came to the test and we weren’t disappointed. Nike have always been first at destroying traditional barriers in design of sports products, and with this driver it was all about reducing the amount of drag a driver head generates so more speed and therefore distance can be achieved.

Jon got on particularly well with the product, raving about the look of the head the feel it generated. But it wasn’t just the subjective categories where it performed for our man, as he notched up his longest average carry of the Test, with 248 yards being recorded. Bryan thought it was an incredibly easy club to hit and a tight consistency rate from both him and Jon suggested this was a forgiving beast. It’s also worth knowing that if you were a fan of the square-headed drivers that were more popular than a crap Premiership referee a few years ago, Nike still offer a square option.

Looks: 3.8
Feel: 4.5
Sound: 4
Forgiveness: 4.3
Distance: 5
Dispersion: 4.5
Overall: 4.5 stars

Nike’s Machspeed driver was phenomenal because of its superb length – but the new version might just be even better. The black clubhead makes it look sheer class but the main benefit comes from the improved aerodynamics – Nike Golf engineers looked at the position of the clubhead through the full swing and designed the club accordingly, meaning less drag and greater distance. And Nike's STR8-FIT technology allows the option of eight face positions from 2° closed to 2° open to suit all styles of golfer.

◗ www.nikegolf.eu or 0800 056 1640

Product Information

Left Handed availableYes
Custom-Fit availableYes
AdjustabilityNo
Grip Type
Head Size460cc
Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°
ShaftsFubuki

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  • 4 out of 5 Great upgrade to your old Driver

    By Anonymous

     I bought this driver to replace my old faithful Callaway Big Bertha ERC II 10.5. I've never been short on distance hitting 300+ yard drives often but not always where I aimed or hoped the ball would land & after playing with a friends Taylor Made RBZ the decision was made that the newer clubs were much more forgiving. At the great American Golf test centre in Plymouth I auditioned the Ping G20 9.5s & also the Nike VR S 9.5s but found the Nike Machspeed Black 9.5s the most forgiving & for myself longest driver of the lot creating a high draw shot & even the mis-hits being somewhere in the direction I've aimed (my old club was not so nice). After a few rounds & a bit of getting used to the much larger head of my new driver I'm enjoying smashing 300+ yd bombs but this time giving myself a nice FAIRWAY iron for my next shot. Ps. On the same audition, my much shorter friend who tested the same clubs bought the Ping G20 after getting on with that driver the same way I got on with the Mach Black.

  • 4 out of 5 Great upgrade to your old Driver

    By Anonymous

     I bought this driver to replace my old faithful Callaway Big Bertha ERC II. I've never been short on distance hitting 300+ yard drives often but not always where I aimed or hoped the ball would land & after playing with a friends Taylor Made RBZ the decision was made that the newer clubs were much more forgiving. At the great American Golf test centre in Plymouth I auditioned the Ping G20 & also the Nike VR S but found the Nike Machspeed Black the most forgiving & for myself longest driver of the lot. After a few rounds & a bit of getting used to the much larger head of my new driver I'm enjoying smashing 300+ yd bombs but this time giving myself a nice FAIRWAY iron for my next shot. Ps. On the same audition, my much shorter friend who tested the same clubs bought the Ping G20 after getting on with that driver the same way I got on with the Mach Black.

  • 5 out of 5 Believe the hype ! Nike (and my) best driver to date

    By glynosullivan

     This driver has amazing forgiveness and distance.It sounds good as well.First bought an 11.5 deg went straight and long.My son borrowed it and soon smashed his first 300 yarder !!! Gave him the club an bought the HL for myself.Hit my first 300 yarder within a month.It is also adjustable to change your flight.Amazing club ...buy it .

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