What we say...
Today's Golfer Fairway Wood Test 2011
SILVER AWARD WINNER
Tested: August 2011
Stuart Priestley (Belfry Pro)
Michael Gow (HCP 7)
David Connor (HCP 10)
Alan Doodson (HCP 17)
This was pro Stuart’s favourite thanks to the traditional round looks coupled with a fast feel off the face and a strong ball flight.
This may have come as no surprise as the VR Pro is designed for the better player with a more compact head. However, the other testers also praised the performance, with Alan enjoying the clean and crisp feel and the tight dispersion stats – although he admitted the smaller head put him off a little.
Michael was surprised at the high level of forgiveness from such a compact head, which really suited his eye. David said he was surprised by the soft and powerful feel and thought it was a big improvement on the previous model, which he felt was a little harsh.
He also said he liked the rounded sole design because this meant it would be extremely versatile off sloping lies.
The Nike VR Pro Fairway Wood might weigh in at the top end in terms of financial outlay but it is packed with technology. The VR Pro features Nike’s STR8-Fit Tour system so the head can be set in any one of 32 positions as well as the Variable Full Compression Channel, which is said to deliver consistent ball speed across the face. A flatter sole and lower profile than the previous version is designed to help get the ball in the air more easily meaning better players will be able to fly the ball to the green and still get impressive stop due to the height the ball falls from.
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