What we say...
Today's Golfer Hybrid Test 2011
Tested: July 2011
Chris Ryan (Belfry Pro)
Leon Iacono (HCP 4)
David Connor (HCP 10)
Ben Miles (HCP 17)
This has a square head which meant three of our four testers marked it down on looks. But when it came to performance our team were quite taken. Ben said once he hit the first ball and got over the looks he loved it while Dave said he doubted there was a more forgiving hybrid on the market. Leon, Dave and Ben all rated the feel highly while Chris said that other than the head shape there was nothing to dislike. Had we been able to blindfold testers this would have scored higher!
Three of our four testers were really impressed, with David recording perfect 5s for distance, dispersion and forgiveness. The squarer looks didn’t win many admirers but pro James admitted people would get used to them because of the topnotch performance. Chris also really enjoyed the high ball flight with only Mark rating it poorly across the board because he just couldn’t get on with it.
Ratings (out of 5):
Looks: 3.3 Forgiveness: 3.9 Rough: 3.5 Distance: 4.1 Dispersion: 4.3
The Nike SQ Machspeed Hybrid was new for 2010. This hybrid has been designed to optimise aerodynamics throughout the swing and to deliver more clubhead speed.
As with the Nike SQ MACHSPEED Driver, the SQ MACHSPEED hybrid uses Nike’s Total Swing Aerodynamic technology designed to create a higher initial ball velocity and launch angle with less spin.
For maximum stability and forgiveness in all kinds of lies, the SQ MACHSPEED hybrids feature Tour proven square technology by moving weight out and into the corners. A 455 ultra thin steel face delivers hotter response and longer shots.
The Nike Machspeed Hybrid is available in five different Lofts: 18°, 21°, 24°, 27°, 30°
Contact: www.nikegolf.eu or 0800 056 1640