What we say...
Nike’s latest range of irons might just be their best yet – the VR_S took Gold in the Super Game Improver category, and the Forged sibling has secured a podium finish in the Game Improver section.
While some clubs on test were criticised for being too chunky, Nike have been able to manufacture these forged irons with plenty of forgiveness without compromising on the look or the size of the head.
Thirteen-handicapper Neal picked up on this, but pointed out that the topline was still plenty thick enough to help inspire confidence at address. Dave loved the feel these clubs offered and suggested it was one of the more powerful performers on test. Jon said he would have no hesitation putting them in the bag either, and fired in a tight dispersion statistic – just 3.4 yards.
In fact dispersion was the only thing that let the clubs down – a custom-fit session with a Nike Golf expert should sort that though. For less than £600, these are excellent irons that will help your handicap tumble.
Pro Verdict: “I have to say I was slightly surprised by the outstanding
performance. They felt powerful and they produced a very consistent,
strong ball flight. They looked nice too, and offered plenty of forgiveness.”
Ratings (out of 5)
The Nike VR_S Forged irons combine high-speed performance and meticulous craftsmanship for longer shots and better feel. Put simply, these are the longest, most forgiving forged irons Nike have ever made.
The VR_S Forged irons have the highest COR face rating in a forged iron, and a design that moves weight off the face, combined to optimise launch for higher, straighter shots and maximum carry.
With a crisp, clean and timeless appearance, the Nike VR_S irons are aimed squarely at the low-to-mid handicap golfer who is searching for extra forgiveness and distance, whilst still retaining the famous feel and control that a forged irons provides.
Nike's thinnest, hottest forged iron features Japanese precision SAE 8655 steel for breakout distance and precision performance.
Nike's amazing X3X 'high-frequency' fully conforming grooves provide better performance and more consistent distance control. There are more grooves, closer together and deeper on the face to ensure maximum flight control and shot-to-shot consistency.
The 'Powerbow' design is placed at the very back of the head and moves weight away from the face, creating a faster and higher launch for straighter, longer and softer landing shots into the green.
Each Nike VR_S Forged iron comes fitted with a Nippon NS Pro 950GH HT steel shaft which offers incredible stability whilst still allowing a great deal of workability and control.
Nike Tour Velvet grips come fitted as standard. Full Set 4-PW.
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